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[openFATE 309584] Zippl Presentation Tool (Qt, C++)
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  • Date: Wed, 25 Aug 2010 14:53:19 +0200 (CEST)
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Feature changed by: Arvydas Dapkunas (Adenozinas)
Feature #309584, revision 16
Title: Zippl Presentation Tool (Qt, C++)

Hackweek V: New
Requester: Important

Requested by: Klaas Freitag (kfreitag)

The idea of a new presentation tool called Zippl is of course inspired
by the new and breathtaking tool Prezi [1] which is available online.
The idea of Zippl is to implement something similar as Prezi, but as a
desktop tool based on the Qt toolkit which brings the perfect modules
with it.
A presentation in Zippl will not be one page after the other, but a
huge canvas on which spots of information lie around. These spots are
the actual presentation portions and can contain (for the first
attempt) out of text, geometrical items such as boxes and pixmaps.
During a presentation, Zippl moves from one spot to the next, of course
in a very cool animated way.
Another concept of Zippl will be the "more details" idea. If the
presentation goes to show more details on a spot, it dives through the
spot to another one.
A Zippl-Presentation will be written up in a XML file specifying the
spots with its content such as text, graphics and stuff. Spots can be
nested to reflect the detail thing.
Zippl XML files should be of easy structure and can be written
manually, later GUI editing functionality could be added easily.
There is no code yet for Zippl. The project is happy about any help
from everybody who is interested in programming Qt and C++ or giving
input on this stuff.

- The Prezi Homepage (url:

#1: Klaas Freitag (kfreitag) (2010-06-11 16:24:16)
See a first report here:

#4: Arvydas Dapkunas (adenozinas) (2010-06-22 15:21:43) (reply to #1)
Looks and souds very nice,
I'd be very interested in using it !!!

#2: Todd R (theblackcat) (2010-06-11 21:04:05)
Looks really cool!  Any chance of integrating this with koffice?  I
think if each page was a single flake on a big canvas and then you tell
it to move between flakes it would be really easy to make in a GUI.
Also, if you use koffice you could take advantage of all the koffice
objects available, the koffice ui work, and the koffice animation
framework for anaimations within "pages".
Another thing that would be cool is if you had a way to zoom out and
see all the pages, then click the page to zoom back in.

#3: Uwe Drechsel (insilmaril) (2010-06-14 15:14:54)
Sounds cool, need to see it in action :)
The GUI reminds me much of my upcoming vym (view your mind) version

#5: Arvydas Dapkunas (adenozinas) (2010-06-23 09:42:55)
Man, i tried out prezi and i liked the way of presenting. If i would be
a programmer I would defenetly help you out wtih this tool!
All the best

#6: Pavol Rusnak (prusnak) (2010-08-04 13:34:10)
Have you seen JessyInk?
(  It is just a plugin for Inkscape,
but still very cool (and the output is SVG+JavaScript viewable in
browser :-))

#7: Pavol Rusnak (prusnak) (2010-08-04 13:34:37) (reply to #6)
Ah, I forgot to say that the package is ready in GNOME:Apps repo.

+ #8: Arvydas Dapkunas (adenozinas) (2010-08-25 14:53:16) (reply to #7)
+ Hi,
+ Well i did a try of JessyInk. For me it is not straight forward.
+ Did not managed to create any presentation, though i get to
+ know what is it capable of. First i need to play around with Inskape
+ more. I prefer Gimp for graphocs, but it's a quite different from
+ Inskape.
+ Though, I like very much idea that Jessyink presentation could be
+ presented
+ on any computer that has a broswer.

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