Planning Center is a house hold name for planning church services and now they want to be the home for your presentations not just your planning, so they created Projector.
Projector allows you to use your Planning Center Online plans to create media rich presentations and control them from the iPad. These presentations play via AirPlay to an Apple TV or over an HDMI adapter to your display.
It automatically creates lyric slides from your songs and allows to fade them seamlessly over a moving background. You can also add in any media you have in your account. You can also and PowerPoint presentations into your playlist. Much like other presentation software out, PowerPoint is converted into static images so you will loose any animations that you had.
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What about the computer?
In the fine print you can read that this is a iPad only app and will not be created for laptops of computers. However it will be created for the iPhone in the future.
Cost and Freebies
During the beta period you can use Projector for FREE, after that the cost is between $2 – $10 a month. Plus they have partnered with WorshipHouseMedia.com and CreationSwap.com to give away 25 free looping backgrounds to use on your first Projector presentations.
This type of app shows developers commitment the tablet as a computer not just a toy.
So what do you think? Is this something you will use at your church? is there a specific venue or application that it would work best for?