If one thing is certain, we've never been more connected in this world. According to a new study by World Bank, 75% of the world has access to mobile phones. My smartphone has redefined the meaning of multitasking. Did you know that more than 30 billion apps were downloaded last year alone? Technology has helped me organize my life as a marketer, a mother and more recently, a Mavenlinker.
Today, Mavenlink is pleased to announce the launch of the HTML5 Mobile Application. The HTML5 supported application allows you to access all of your projects at anytime, from any device. That way, iPhone users can collaborate on projects with Android users in the airport, office or while waiting in line for their morning coffee. There is no need to install apps or software.
As a Marketer, I already use the mobile app to manage all of my projects, from trade shows and events to communications with designers and developers. You can now use your mobile device to review and reply directly to messages from the workspace. You can add and manage tasks as well as track time and expenses. I'm so excited to share this news with the Mavenlink community. I've compiled some of the best features below and answered some questions you may have about the new HTML5 Mobile Application.
Mavenlink HTML5 Mobile Features :
- Task Management: Allows users to create, assign, view and manage tasks, deliverables and milestones via any mobile device
- Collaboration: Enables users to collaborate with teammates on projects using a post and comment messaging feed while on the go
- Time tracking: Allows users to track all billable hours easily as tasks and deliverables are completed in the field
- Expense tracking: Allows users to enter expenses right when they're incurred, saving them the hassle of remembering receipts
- View Files: Enables users to view any updated files directly from their mobile device and comment back with changes or kudos when it's top of mind
Q: How do I get started using the mobile app?
A: If you are a Mavenlink user, login to Mavenlink using your mobile browser. If you are new to Mavenlink, sign up first from your laptop or desktop and start a project.
Q: What kind of mobile app is it?
A: Mavenlink’s mobile app is an HTML5 application. It is viewable from any smartphone including Android or iPhone.
Q: What does it cost?
A: The collaboration features of the mobile app are free to Mavenlink customers. To access time and expenses, users need to upgrade to Premier. To sign up for Premier, go here.
Q: What functionality does the mobile app have?
A: In the current release, users can create or respond to posts, create and edit tasks, view files as well as add and track time and expenses.
Q: Do I need to have a project to use the mobile application? How do I invite clients?
A: In the current release, you need to have at least one project and one invited client or contractor to use the mobile app. In future releases, you will be able to add new projects and invite people from your mobile device.
Q: What smartphones does the Mavenlink application support?
A: Since the Mavenlink mobile app is an HTML5 application, it can be used on any mobile browser on any modern mobile device.
Q: Can I use it on my iPad?
A: The Mavenlink mobile app can be used on an iPad, although it is currently optimized for mobile phones. Mavenlink’s complete site also displays very well in Safari on the iPad, for those who want complete site functionality.
Q: Can I find it in the AppStore?
A: The app runs in any mobile browser, you do not need download the application. You can add an icon to your homescreen following the instructions when you first login to the application from your phone.
Q: Where do I go if I have questions?
A: Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions regarding our mobile launch.
Sources: Alex Fitzpatrick, "75% of the World has Access to Mobile Phones [Study]." Mashable.com, July 18, 2012.