Salesforce.com “Chatter” Mobile Collaboration Apps Coming Soon to BlackBerry, iOS, Android
Enterprise BlackBerry, iPhone, iPad and Android smartphone users will soon get new apps for use with Salesforce.com's "Chatter."
By Al Sacco
Managing Editor, CIO
Business software maker Salesforce.com plans to soon release a handful of new mobile applications for its Chatter “real-time collaboration cloud” service, and the mobile apps will be available for BlackBerry and Apple iOS devices including the iPhone and iPad, as well as a variety of Google Android handsets.
Salesforce.com Chatter is a business-oriented social-networking service of sorts that lets coworkers and colleagues share business- and social-status updates, work and instantly communicate with online groups, monitor relevant feeds to stay on top of project updates/etc., and share important information and documents, among other things.
Chatter was launched just a couple of months ago in June, and the service already has some 20,000 users, according to reports, so the mobile applications should be well-received.
Specific release dates for the apps aren’t yet available, though the BlackBerry and iOS versions are expected to debut first, within the coming months, with the Android app arriving sometime in early 2011.
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.