Huddle.net has today revealed the first team collaboration and project management application for the LinkedIn business social network.
For LinkedIn’s platform launch, Huddle.net developed a bespoke Huddle application - Huddle Workspaces - which includes all the key functionality of its popular unified collaboration service.
Huddle Workspaces offers private online workspaces for secure team collaboration, document sharing and discussions within the LinkedIn network. Users receive 1Gb of free storage and can collaborate with unlimited connections.
“Every professional has a need to collaborate, and what better way to get stuff done than in an environment you trust and with the people you trust – your LinkedIn connections,” said Andy McLoughlin, co-founder and product director, Huddle.net.
Huddle is keen to kill off email as a collaboration tool. With ‘discussions,’ users can brainstorm ideas and quickly exchange useful pieces of information while banishing confusing ‘reply-all’ email threads.
Advanced document management tools mean that users can share any type of files and create & edit documents online in .doc and .xls format. They can post comments on files, request approvals and send notifications. Documents can be also locked and checked out of the system for offline editing.
There is no download or install required. Users simply log into LinkedIn and can immediately set up workspaces for use with their LinkedIn connections. All activity in a workspace is recorded and can be delivered via an RSS feed.
By linking their accounts, LinkedIn users can connect with people and share content in the wider Huddle network (my.huddle.net) and other networks where Huddle is available, i.e. Facebook. They also gain access to additional features including: tasks, whiteboards, audit trails, version control, multi-lingual interface and soon, desktop sharing and web conferencing.
Andy continued: “Being a part of LinkedIn’s prestigious platform launch marks an exciting new chapter in our two-year history. It’s a testament to the quality of our tools, our staff’s hard work, our users’ loyalty and the company’s fast growth.”
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Huddle.net (www.huddle.net) combines unified collaboration with social networking. Established in November, 2006, Huddle is based in London, UK. Its customers include Centrica, Boots, MasterCard and UNICEF. Huddle is also used by a number of government organisations including Department of Culture, Media and Sport, BERR, QIA and DC10, as well as thousands of local authority users.
Huddle was chosen as one of the top 20 UK Web 2.0 companies by Web Mission 2008 sponsored by UK Trade & Investment department and one of 15 top UK start-ups by Startups.co.uk in 2008. The company is a part of the Government Gateway Alliance Programme and Microsoft’s Accelerator Programme. Huddle.net is backed by Eden Ventures.
Huddle is dedicated to the success of local technology start-up companies and leads several initiatives to support the entrepreneurial community. Find out more at www.drinktank.co.uk.
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