People don’t just share, connect and collaborate in the office. Work is increasingly mobile, and people need access their work and distributed teams at anytime, anywhere. Today we released Socialtext Mobile, providing enterprise social software for people on the go. With functionality similar to that of Socialtext Desktop, features include:
- Share insights from the field and always participate in the conversation with private and secure Twitter-like Microblogging
- Know what people are working on and sharing with Activity Streams, no matter where you are
- Connect with your colleagues and click to communicate through Social Networking
- Collaborate with colleagues and access your company’s content when you need it most with Workspaces
“While mobility needs to be a part of any social media platform, activity streams are particularly well-suited to mobile use,” said Gartner Analyst Jeffrey Mann. “They are well-suited to the form factor, and the kind of thing you want to access on the fly.”
Socialtext Mobile automatically detects when you are logging from a mobile phone and serves up an optimized mobile application. Initially, Socialtext Mobile is in Beta and Blackberry, iPhone and Android devices are supported.
The benefits of mobile web apps for IT include platform independence and a lower support burden. Socialtext customers can optionally leverage Motorola’s Good Mobile Connection to provide secure behind-the-firewall transport to support Socialtext Appliance deployment of Socialtext Mobile.
“Socialtext pioneered Enterprise Mobile Social Software three years ago with Miki the mobile wiki, and have seen distributed teams blossom” said Socialtext Chairman & Co-founder Ross Mayfield. “Socialtext Mobile makes the broader Socialtext platform accessible anytime and anywhere.”
Socialtext Mobile is part of Socialtext 3.6, and immediately available to all customers at no additional charge. Simply log into Socialtext using your mobile web browser.
If you aren’t a Socialtext customer yet and want to try Socialtext mobile, get started with either a trial or sign up for Socialtext Free 50, which can be used by up to 50 people in your organization for free.
Here is the press release, and coverage:
Mashable: Socialtext Mobile: Business Activity Streams On the Go
by Barb Dybwad, September 9, 2009
“If you’re one of the many enterprise (and increasingly, small business) users of Socialtext, you’ll be excited about today’s Socialtext Mobile beta launch news. If you’re in the market for an Enterprise 2.0 solution for your business, there’s even more reason to get Socialtext on your roadmap.”
Venture Beat: Socialtext builds mobile web apps for collaboration
by Anthony Ha, September 9, 2009
“Socialtext President and co-founder Ross Mayfield says the mobile version of Socialtext should includes almost all the features found on its downloadable application Socialtext Desktop — namely, you’ll be able to read colleagues’ Twitter-style comments and post your own comments in Socialtext Signals, follow co-workers’ activity streams, view their profiles, and also read and edit content in Socialtext’s wiki workspaces.”
TechCrunch: Socialtext Launches Mobile Version Of Twitter-Like Collaboration Platform
by Leena Rao, September 9, 2009
“Via a Blackberry, iPhone or Android, users can see and post to their company’s Twitter-like message stream and access their company’s Socialtext Workspace, an enterprise-ready wiki. The platform’s SocialCalc collaborative spreadsheet offering is also accessible via the mobile interface.”
eWeek Socialtext Releases Mobile Web App for iPhone, BlackBerry, Android
by Clint Boulton, September 9, 2009
“The lightweight Web app works on Apple’s iPhone, Research In Motion BlackBerry smartphones and Android smartphones, allowing users to access Socialtext’s Twitter-like Signals microblogging tool and browse through users’ activities, content and contacts. Users can then access a contact’s virtual business card by clicking to e-mail or call the contact from their smartphone.”
InternetNews: Socialtext Mobile Delivers Broader Access
by David Needle, September 9, 2009
“Users won’t have to do any extra configuration to use the mobile version. Socialtext Mobile automatically detects when you log in from a mobile phone and serves up an optimized mobile application.”
ReadWriteWeb Socialtext Goes Mobile But Forgoes an App
by Steven Walling, September 9, 2009
“Rather than a native application tailored to the iPhone, BlackBerry, or Android, Socialtext chose to create mobile browser version that is cross-platform by default. The site will detect when you’re logging on through a mobile device and redirect you to a subdomain with a custom UI, which was built to reflect the desktop version of Socialtext.”