Most collaboration applications for mobile devices started life on some sort of desktop computing platform and were extended to support tablets or smartphones. Collaborate.com turns that model upside down - it started life focused on how to best serve teams of people who aren't desk-bound.
"While it's second nature to manage our personal lives via our mobile devices, overloaded team leaders are in need of a similar approach to manage their teams and their day-to-day projects," said Matt Cutler, co-founder and CEO of the startup behind this new service. "We have crafted our platform to extend familiar mobile conventions -- like instant push alerts and automatically organized conversations -- to the comparatively complex domain of day-to-day team and project management."
The main focus of the application is an interface that lets team leaders and their teams set up, manage and complete everyday projects. Example could include managing a lead across a field sales team, keeping warehouse inventory up-to-date, or following a field service issue from beginning to end.
Right now, the platform works natively with Apple iOS and Android devices, as well as through a Web interface (so you can access it via browser with another sort of mobile device, if you need to do so). The service seamlessly integrates with the most popular cloud document storage and sharing services: Box, Dropbox, Evernote, Google Drive and Apple iCloud. The service is secured by 256-bit SSL network encryption.
Pricing starts at $9.99 to support up to five team members and an unlimited number of "rooms," where these teams can communicate or work on a project together. But the most popular plan is the "Team Leader" option for $19.99 per month. That plan supports six to 10 users, unlimited collaboration rooms, 2 gigabytes of storage, and file sizes of up to 20 megabytes.