Go back to flash and have a total response count
We have been an on and off user of poll everywhere for several years now. This weekend at a conference I wasn't as pleased with some of the new features.
I did not like the idea of the embedded PowerPoint download not using Flash. I had to download a utility that took several minutes to install. This is not convenient for us. We sometimes do not know what computer the poll will be ran from ahead of time. We liked the flash plug-in better.
We did not have an indication of total "votes" cast. It had a total for each choice, but not a total of all responses. We did not like this was removed.
Illinois Education Association
Unfortunately, the embedded flash controls in PowerPoint behave unreliably (crash in presentation, lose connections and don’t update live, older versions of PowerPoint pop-up an alert on every slide with an embedded chart, etc.).
We had to make the tough decision to move away from Flash for the above reasons. The PowerPoint plug-in is software we create, and we have much more control over the reliability and performance.
More information can also be found here: http://www.polleverywhere.com/blog/html5-powerpoint-plugin-charts/