Seattle—November 24, 2009—LiquidPlanner, online project management for the collaborative enterprise, today announced the launch of its first iPhone application, a fully integrated native application that is designed to keep project teams in sync with one another. The “Mobile Dashboard” represents the category’s first social project management solution for the iPhone and demonstrates how the next generation of online applications will be accessed on-the-go. The app is free to LiquidPlanner subscribers and can be found by searching for “LiquidPlanner” in the App Store.
“Today’s worker is no longer chained to their desk. Increasingly, they look to their mobile devices as a way to stay connected to their team and their various projects,” said Charles Seybold, co-founder and CEO of LiquidPlanner. “The LiquidPlanner Mobile Dashboard is no mere novelty. It integrates seamlessly into the LiquidPlanner online service, providing our subscribers with a dead simple way to get into their plan, make updates, and get back to work. Many of our customers have been chomping at the bit for a way to access their LiquidPlanner workspace from their iPhone and we think they’ll be pleasantly surprised by how much we were able to pack into this lightweight app.”
Some of the key features of Mobile Dashboard include:
- Instant Access to Your Projects – Upon logging into the Mobile Dashboard, subscribers see the same information that they see when logging into the LiquidPlanner dashboard via the browser. This ‘at-a-glance’ view provides teams with a quick way to see recent changes, view and add comments on their tasks, and log time on activities.
- Team Collaboration via Workplace Chatter – Team members can stay current with the plan via LiquidPlanner’s integrated ‘Workplace Chatter’, a Twitter-like microblogging service that allows individual team members to post and record short messages which are then automatically attached to tasks and archived as part of the living project plan.
- Integrated Task Management – Subscribers can view and edit their prioritized task lists, enter new tasks, assign owners, and leave comments for other team members within the Mobile Dashboard app.
- Scheduling and Time Tracking Capabilities – The Mobile Dashboard allows team members to quickly set promise dates, input ranged estimates, and log time against their activities. All changes made via the Mobile Dashboard automatically sync with the overall project plan.
“LiquidPlanner has been instrumental in helping our team to stay fully connected with one another,” said Max Kaiser, Director at Hand Crank Films. “Like most teams, our projects have many moving parts. The ability to have access to our master plan, whether we’re in the office or on the road, is a major productivity enhancer and provides our team with a 360-degree view into their planning process.”
LiquidPlanner was founded in 2006 by Charles Seybold and Jason Carlson, former senior managers at Expedia.com. LiquidPlanner was born from their vision to create a new project management paradigm, one that helps teams manage complex projects in an ever-changing business landscape. Built on a patent-pending scheduling engine, LiquidPlanner was designed to be flexible, intuitive, and smart enough to support fast-moving teams of all sizes and structures. The company is privately held and headquartered in Bellevue, Washington. More information can be found at www.liquidplanner.com. Follow LiquidPlanner on Twitter, @liquidplanner.