NewsGator Announces New iPhone, iPad Apps for Social Sites 2010

November 16, 2010

DENVER, Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — NewsGator today unveiled powerful new apps that extend the rich social computing experience of NewsGator Social Sites 2010 to employees who use iPhones and iPads.

The new iPhone app and iPad app for Social Sites 2010 offer native, browserless social computing experiences consisting of all the content and professional interaction available in a user’s desktop environment.

This includes interactions enabled by the recently announced News Stream for Social Sites 2010 and Idea Stream for Social Sites 2010 solution packages. If these packages are activated on the customer’s corporate server, iPhone and iPad users can fully leverage their capabilities from home, the road, or the workplace.

If News Stream is enabled, for example, iPhone and iPad users will see news and article headlines streaming onto their mobile device behind a “Me” tab. They can click on any article link and see the full article including images and video.

If the Idea Stream is activated on the home server, users can formally propose ideas to peers, communities, and structured Social Sites campaign workspaces as well as vote on others’ ideas – again, with all the functionality of a user at a desktop.

Importantly, these iPhone and iPad apps provide deeply integrated access to SharePoint content libraries, including documents, pictures, contacts, tasks, announcements, bookmarks, and more.

“Mobile is an increasingly important computing platform, and SharePoint is clearly the business collaboration platform of choice,” said Brian Kellner, NewsGator’s vice president of products. “These iPhone and iPad apps close the loop by making SharePoint and Social Sites accessible for anyone through their mobile device, including devotees of the unique Apple experience. Social computing should be ubiquitous, and that’s what we’re enabling through these apps.”

The new apps build on NewsGator’s track record in the Apple world, including the creation of the award-winning NetNewsWire RSS feed reader app for the iPhone and iPad, and the TapLynx software development kit, offering the easiest way to create an iPhone app. NewsGator also offers the full-fledged Social Sites 2010 experience on RIM’s BlackBerry devices.

For more information, visit www.newsgator.com.

About NewsGator Technologies

NewsGator, founded in 2004, offers award-winning enterprise social computing solutions. Our flagship product – Social Sites® – is social computing software built directly inside Microsoft SharePoint. Direct integration with SharePoint’s business collaboration platform means Social Sites integrates hassle-free with thousands of companies’ existing computing infrastructures. Capabilities such as microblogging, activity streams, social profiles, mobile clients and expertise location – much like familiar consumer-oriented social software – ensure Social Sites users extract real business value from collaboration and knowledge management activities. With over 2.5 million paid enterprise users, NewsGator helps the Fortune 2000 and the government to better collaborate, share content, expand employee knowledge and improve productivity. In 2010, NewsGator was ranked one of the fastest-growing companies in North America on Deloitte’s 2010 Technology Fast 500, named one of KMWorld’s 2010 Companies That Matter and was chosen as a Microsoft ISV Partner of the Year Finalist. Customers achieving results include Accenture, Biogen Idec, CME Federal Credit Union, Deloitte, Fujitsu, Novartis, the United States Air Force, and the United States Army. Get social at www.newsgator.com.

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