Tibbr (previous CloudAve coverage), Tibco’s social tool competing with the likes of Chatter, released a new version, Tibbr 3.5 with two new features which makes the product pretty hot in the market. In fact, I have been pretty impressed with Tibbr by the time it came into the market. Unlike many companies who were totally clueless (then) about how to do social in the enterprise segment, Tibco had the right approach from the beginning. Today’s release goes on to confirm that Tibbr is one step ahead of all their competitors in the Social Business game.
The two new features in Tibbr 3.5 that makes the platform really interesting are:
- Tibbr GEO: This is foursquare turned upside down for the enterprises. Unlike in the case of consumer oriented foursquare, Tibbr GEO taps into users’ location and offers contextual information from the data available for the location. Organizations can easily tag different locations and add all the relevant data. As the user approaches a specific location, he/she is presented with all the information useful for the user. For example, airlines or airports using Tibbr can turn a gate into contextual relevant data hub to give agents, pilots and flight attendants critical insights as they approach the gate. In fact, the possibilities are endless with such a feature and organizations can take advantage of this feature to provide their increasingly mobile workers all the relevant data to make them more efficient and productive.
- Tibbr Mobile: Tibbr mobile is now leveraging HTML5 to offer a consistent mobile experience across all mobile platforms (which we have defined as one of the core attributes of any enterprise cloud application). This is a hybrid app that leverages both HTML5 and native apps to offer a very consistent mobile experience across mobile devices of all form factors. They have also added offline support making it useful for users in the absence of internet connection
Check out this video on the new GEO feature. This is pretty interesting and useful feature in Social Business.