Tibco Software has revamped its Tibbr mobile social networking app for business users, extending support to all mobile platforms, while adding a number of new features.
The Tibbr social network was launched in 2011, not only allowing users to follow contacts – like they do on Facebook or Yammer – but to also follow business applications such as SAP, Oracle and Salesforce. The platform now has 1.5 million paid customers in 110 different countries.
Ram Menon, Tibco social computing president, told V3 that the updated Tibbr 4 platform would contain support for new BlackBerry devices, including the Z10 and Q10, as well as Android devices including the Nexus 10 and the Samsung Galaxy Note, and the iPad and iPhone 5.
"We have also completely re-done our mobile application as 35 percent of enterprise information is now exchanged over mobile devices with 80 percent of organisations now having a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) strategy in place," said Menon.
"The new app [pictured, left] allows users to discover media, files, and application information with just a few swipes. You can just hit a few buttons without having to scroll down to the bottom of a page."
Menon explained that the whole Tibbr mobile application had to be reconstructed to allow business users to easily take action while on the go, rather than simply consume updates.
"If I have just arrived off a plane in London, what I want to know is whether people who work for me – whether it be in marketing or sales – or customers have had any issues, and to be able to immediately act on those issues," said Menon.
In September last year Tibco released a platform for developers to create Tibbr applications with the launch of its Enterprise Social Graph API, at the same time as releasing Tibbr 4.
The release of Tibbr 5 is expected at some point later this year.
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