IGLOO Launches Online Communities Suite for PlayBook

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IGLOO is an interesting company that we met at BlackBerry World. The company makes social intranets and communities for enterprise. IGLOO is backed by RBC Venture Partners and Jim Balsillie, co-CEO of RIM, is Chair of the Board. The company has announced a suite of self-service collaboration templates for the PlayBook which will help professionals create and manage online communities. The service features:

  • Online File Sharing: ability to organize, manage and share documents, such as PowerPoint files and .PDFs, right from a mobile device.
  • Internal Collaboration: team collaboration tools for managing projects, interacting with people and accessing information.
  • External Collaboration: information sharing and networking tools to build better relationships with customers, partners and suppliers.

Hit the jump for a press release.

May 5, 2011 (Kitchener, ON & Orlando, FL) – - IGLOO Software, a leading provider of community solutions in the cloud, today announced the release of a suite of self-service collaboration templates for the PlayBook™, at BlackBerry World in Orlando, FL. These templates will enable mobile professionals to easily create and manage an online business community, in order to access corporate knowledge and expertise, anytime, anywhere, right from their tablet.

Communities, powered by IGLOO, allow business professionals to share files and capture knowledge, locate documents and expertise, communicate with colleagues and customers, build connections and work better together around projects. In the first iteration of the app, BlackBerry® users will be able to start an online community by choosing from a variety of business templates, including social intranet, extranet, virtual boardroom and collaborative file sharing, right from within BlackBerry App World™.

At BlackBerry World this week, attendees have had the opportunity to experience the future of collaboration on the world’s first professional-grade tablet:

  • Online File Sharing: ability to organize, manage and share documents, such as PowerPoint files and .PDFs, right from a mobile device.
  • Internal Collaboration: team collaboration tools for managing projects, interacting with people and accessing information.
  • External Collaboration: information sharing and networking tools to build better relationships with customers, partners and suppliers.

“We launched our first native BlackBerry app over two years ago now and it is truly amazing to look back and see how far workplace collaboration has come,” remarked Dan Latendre, CEO of IGLOO Software. “The rise of tablets, combined with the ubiquitous access to broadband and the emergence of cloud computing, is particularly exciting as it is taking mobile computing to the next level, enabling us to create and consume content in a totally different way.”

Pricing and Availability

The IGLOO Software PlayBook App will be available for free on BlackBerry App World™. A free online business community can also be started at www.igloosoftware.com/free. To learn more about IGLOO’s mobile strategy, visit www.igloosoftware.com/mobile.

  • Dlatendre

    We are very excited about our community applications for the RIM BlackBerry Playbook. As the mobile workforce grows, employees will be demanding enterprise applications that work seamlessly on their SmartPhones and Tablets.

  • Dlatendre

    We are very excited about our community applications for the RIM BlackBerry Playbook. As the mobile workforce grows, employees will be demanding enterprise applications that work seamlessly on their SmartPhones and Tablets.

  • Dlatendre

    We are very excited about our community applications for the RIM BlackBerry Playbook. As the mobile workforce grows, employees will be demanding enterprise applications that work seamlessly on their SmartPhones and Tablets.