Posts Tagged collaboration
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
GroupMe is a great chat/IM client that allows you to collaborate with individuals and groups easily from your iPhone or iPad, as well as your Mac or PC. Today’s iOS update makes the app universal, so you can use it on your iPad, and adds a host of new interface tweaks and functionality updates.
- Beautiful new interface with side drawers
- Chats are front and center
- Bigger images and avatars
- Easier, cleaner location sharing
- Fast switching between groups
- Now on iPad!
- Tons of performance improvements — it’s fast
- Starting a group is faster and easier than ever
- Share any group with a simple URL
- Rejoin groups that you previously left
- New app icon
While the internet may complicate business and allow for quite the distance between working team members, that distance doesn’t always have to be a hinderance. New and intuitive collaboration software is quickly popping up on many platforms. Pride is a new work collaboration solution on the iPhone by events and enterprise-focused developer DoubleDutch.
DoubleDutch Pride keeps teams up-to-date on current customers and projects being worked on, creates an atmosphere of openness for the team, and reduces the time and energy spent with meetings and constant emailing. Users can post updates with tagged customers, projects, or locations. Users can sort the feeds by customer, project, or the entire team’s feed. The app also has a sort of game mechanic were users can earn trophies and badges, view their productivity analytics, and see a leaderboard with their own statistics stacked up against their co-workers.
DoubleDutch Pride is free, so there’s no reason for you and your team not to give it a try.
Thanks to the wonders of the internet, it’s not hard to collaborate with work colleagues around the world. That’s precisely how, for example, I’m based in the UK while this very site and most of its staff are based in the US. Basecamp in particular is an extremely handy tool for such things allowing users around the world to liaise with each other through the site and its project management facility.
So how about a way of using Basecamp through an iPad? That’s exactly what Trailhead offers. For a mere $1.99, users get an app that allows them to connect to any of their basecamp accounts and browse through the projects. Messaging is possible through it as well as managing To Do lists in a way that Trailhead promises is even easier than the web application!
Developers Faqden Labs promise plenty of updates coming soon too including Calendar functionality, Milestones, People and Companies details plus an Overview.
Trailhead looks destined to be a vital tool to many workers, so why not give it a try?
Campfire, the project collaboration application with real time chat designed for private groups where members can share files, text, code and more (think of it as a more powerful IRC client), can now be found on the App Store as an official application by 37signals due to a takeover of Ember, the third-party application developer of Campfire. Ember, as it was then known, was originally priced at $9.99, but developers 37signals saw an opportunity which allowed them to “work out a deal [with Ember and make] a few changes to the app” according to the official blog. As of July 26th, the application has rebranded and re-released with a new price tag: rather, no price tag at all. It’s free to download from the iTunes App Store.
Although the application itself is free, a Campfire account is not. The basic package allows up to 12 chatters and 1GB of storage for $12 a month, and for $24 a month you can upgrade that to 25 chatters, 3GB of storage as well as 500 conference call minutes and enhanced security over the Basic package. A free 30-day trial is available on all accounts.
37signals continues to become a prominent player in the business network, having released other popular applications and clients that allow more professional social networking to take place. Basecamp, Highrise and Backpack all have one thing in common: their developer is Campfire creator 37signals. You can download the free Campfire application by clicking the link below, which will redirect you to iTunes.
[Thanks to IntoMobile for reporting this.]