It’s not often that I come across something that makes me go “wow” or makes me do comparisons. But I must say I am really impressed with Solaborate. They have found their niche and they offer a number of features that LinkedIn doesn’t offer to professionals.
What is Solaborate?
Solaborate is a social and collaboration platform geared for technology professionals and companies to connect and discover opportunities by providing the right tools and services to collaborate in real time and stay up to date with everything happening in the technology community worldwide.
It also differentiates itself in the world of social networking by focusing on the needs of tech professionals and offering many features that other social networking platforms lack. Think of it as a new way for tech community to be more productive while better supporting their products and services.
Solaborate has raised more than $1 million dollars in seed funding from business angels and individual investors and the platform officially launched into beta version on April 30, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. Few months later, on October 22, 2013, Solaborate publicly launched the beta version, making the platform available to a wider audience.
So what does Solaborate offer that Linkedin doesn’t?According to their website, they offer a number of existing features that other Social Medias offer as well, but the feature that distinguishes Solaborate from LinkedIn is their focus on a specific industry which is technology and what makes it truly stand out is their real- time collaboration tool.
What collaboration tools does it offer?
The platform fully embraced the use of WebRTC to provide powerful features that enable real-time communication and collaboration capabilities to its users. Some of them include:
- Instant messaging/ chat
- 1:1 and Group Audio Conference;
- 1:1 and Group Video Conference
- In-chat File Sharing
Sharing files within the chat, allowing members to communicate and share important files all in one place, facilitating real time collaboration. Additionally, users can make audio or video call which is really beneficial for professionals.
This way they can discuss and develop any business idea that might come up. This enhances collaboration between two or more parties and enables them to be more productive. Furthermore, Solaborate offers group audio and video conference, which allows a number of individuals to get involved in discussing a number of issues.
The best thing about all these features is that they are available straight from your browser. No need for installing plug-ins or additional software. These features, along with all the other tools they have included, provide a virtual collaborative space for technology professionals to network and collaborate with co-workers, partners, and customers in real-time.
The platform is also free to use and it offers many other features such as: advanced questions & answers, blogs, post and manage jobs & opportunities, product demos, organize and share events, real time insights/dashboards,and much more.
If you are social and tech savvy, and want to be part of technology community take a look at Solaborate.