It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of Viigo and its BlackBerry application; I’ve written about the “lifestyle app” countless time in this blog and on CIO.com. That’s because I believe Viigo is the most functional BlackBerry RSS reader on the market–its collection of other valuable features is really just icing on the cake for me. On Tuesday May 5, the Viigo folks are stepping it up another notch with the addition of multiple new enterprise-oriented features, as well as Facebook and Twitter functionality and streaming audio.
Viigo currently offers both enterprise and “consumer” versions of its application. The upcoming business features will include enhanced corporate contacts functionality and new budgeting and finance utilities, along with company calendar, training and performance reporting tools. The free version of Viigo will get new Twitter and Facebook features, as well as the ability to stream audio, though it’s unclear where such audio will come from at this point.
I spent some time with pre-release versions of Viigo that had both Twitter and podcast support, but the features were far from perfect. I’m anxious to see how the company put on its finishing touches.
Viigo also works on a number of Microsoft Windows Mobile devices, though it’s unclear whether or not the new features will be available for all versions of Viigo or just the BlackBerry edition.
WES 2009 marks the one-year anniversary of the last major Viigo overhaul, which was dubbed Project Tango. I was in Orlando for WES last year and the Project Tango festivities, and I’ll return for the show next month, as well. Expect a full review of the new Viigo features right here on the Mobile WorkHorse blog. Until then, you can pick up a copy of Viigo on the company’s site.
Al Sacco was a journalist, blogger and editor who covers the fast-paced mobile beat for CIO.com and IDG Enterprise, with a focus on wearable tech, smartphones and tablet PCs. Al managed CIO.com writers and contributors, covered news, and shared insightful expert analysis of key industry happenings. He also wrote a wide variety of tutorials and how-tos to help readers get the most out of their gadgets, and regularly offered up recommendations on software for a number of mobile platforms. Al resides in Boston and is a passionate reader, traveler, beer lover, film buff and Red Sox fan.