Citrix has released a free whiteboard app for Apple's iPad that enables a group of users to write or sketch on the screen and develop ideas together in real time, according to the firm.
Talkboard, available to download now from the iTunes App Store, allows a group of users to collaborate using a shared whiteboard space, so long as they have an internet connection. Each user can write or sketch onto the board using their own iPad, and the updates are shown as they happen on every other user's iPad.
Writing on Citrix's blog, Bernd Christiansen, vice president and chief technology officer at Citrix Online described Talkboard as an incredibly simple and intuitive collaborative app.
"Anyone you invite to your Talkboard can write or sketch on the board. It updates live so everyone can see as the board evolves and share what is created," he said.
Talkboard allows users to sign in using credentials from Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, or Facebook and requires an iPad running iOS 6 or later.
Citrix hinted that it will update the Talkboard app based on feedback it gets from customers, but declined to say whether it planned to offer a version of the app for other tablet platforms such as Android or the Metro-style environment of Windows 8.
"Now that customers will have a chance to weigh in, we expect there is a lot we will learn. We invite you to check back regularly to this blog as we share behind-the-scenes stories, updates and learnings we gather," Christiansen said.
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