Sprout Builder is an online application that is designed to make flash presentations. It’s a WYSIWYG editor which means you don’t need to learn any complicated code. Sprout makes it possible to create branded widgets in minutes which can be used to promote the launch of a new product or a number of other reasons. Sprout also makes it possible to lower the costs of a launch campaign and also makes it possible for launches to become viral and spread very quickly.Show more screenshots »
Sprout was founded in August 2005 and has released a number of products including Sprout Mixer, and Sprout Builder. They call small chunks of web content sprouts which is what the site is named after. The website is very popular with some very well known companies using it to promote their new products. It has some very well known customers including BBC America, 50 Cent, Warner Brothers, MAC, Sony and Toyota.
Unlike other applications this one is aimed mainly at business users. It also has a very nice graphical interface which is packed with features and easy to use. It incorporates with social networking to allow your news to travel virally.
The application itself is very easy to use and surprisingly simple. The first step is to choose a template and then open it up in the builder. You can then name your project and give it a description. Once you have done this your project will be built, this can take some time. You will then be able to edit your sprout fairly easily using the attractive user interface.
Registering for an account doesn’t take long at all. The first step is to choose the package that you want to subscribe to. All packages come with a free 30 day trial so that you can get used to the system and decide whether it’s for you. There’s also a free limited account although this isn’t compared with the others. Fill out the registration form and then check the box to accept the terms and conditions. If you don’t want to receive the newsletter then make sure you uncheck the second box. Your account will then be instantly created but you will need to activate your account by clicking on the link in the email that gets sent to you.
Sprout Builder has a number of different payment plans and packages. They do offer a free limited plan although this is hidden better than the other options. All packages come with a free 30 day trial so that you can get used to the service however you will have to include your payment details when you register and they will be charged automatically if you don’t cancel within the month.
Sprout Builder could be useful for anyone that is trying to find a way to launch their own product and make it as successful as possible. Sprout Builder makes it possible to encourage people to spread the message for you.