The business world revolves around the new and growing ideas of the people who work within its confines. But often the best ideas come when we're out and about not behind the desk. Now three new innovation management tools let even peripatetic innovators suggest and evaluate new ideas.
The new clients all come as part of the innovation management platform provided by Spigit, Kindling, and just yesterday, Imaginatik, Each let's you suggest and evaluate ideas, but in slightly different ways:
Idea Central Mobile This innovation management tool from Imaginatik was designed to work with smartphones including the iPhone 3G, the BlackBerry (with OS 4.5 or higher) and the Droid. It can be used to propose new ideas, to seek out the insight of others in regards to current problem areas, or to rate the ideas proposed. The company considers the highlights to be the ability to engage those not currently at their desk, to improve communication by bringing up topics of importance, to more quickly bring ideas to fruition, and to do all of this via a secure line thanks to SSL encryption. This application is available today.
Mobile Spigit With a very user-friendly design and highly interactive capabilities, the Mobile Spigit a free iPhone application released last month has been well received. Ideas are provided a title and description, then all involved are able to voice their opinion of the idea, give feedback, and over time the status of the idea can move from evaluation, to in progress, and finally completed.
Kindling Mobile This mobile application was also released within the last month. It is available for the iPhone, BlackBerry and other smartphone devices. The application is a free feature of the service agreement. Create a new idea template quickly and easily, and then be alerted when new activity occurs on that template. The company will provide free demos for those who request it, so you can try your hand at the world of mobile innovation before you buy.
Brightidea Mobile Back in February, BrightIdea announced it's mobile client for the iPhone and iPad as well as Android devices. With BrightIdea Mobile, users can view, post, comment, vote, and share ideas. They can also use Brightidea's corporate micro-blogging feature to post and follow activity within their innovation community.
The next time you are on the road, hitting the gym, or even laying in bed when a brilliant idea comes to you, you won't have to wait for the next day to share it. The opportunity to share your brilliance is just a click away.