Virtual office company expands the metaverse for work with a new app and private project rooms

Teamflow rebuilds its total engine to make its digital workplace software program accessible from anyplace on all units.

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Digital workplace firm Teamflow launched a brand new model of its software program that features a cell app and personal venture rooms.

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There is a new possibility for working within the metaverse and this world will match in your cellphone. Teamflow launched the subsequent technology of its digital workplace software program this week with a brand new cell app and venture rooms with privateness and collaboration instruments inbuilt.

Florent Crivello, founder and CEO of Teamflow, thinks work is the proper place to start out constructing the metaverse. Digital workplaces give everybody a shared area and Teamflow 2.0 solves the issue of collaboration and productiveness instruments scattered throughout the departments.

“None of those instruments have been constructed for distant work and the switching forwards and backwards is an enormous ache level,” he mentioned.

Crivello sees Slack as a “proto-metaverse” that helps collaboration however continues to be fragmented. Teamflow is internet primarily based and doesn’t require a headset. 

“We do not suppose VR is prepared but,” Crivello mentioned. He is additionally not a fan of Meta’s “proprietary walled backyard strategy” to the metaverse.   

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Teamflow’s engineers needed to rewrite the whole software program engine to include a cell model of the digital workplace. This improved efficiency considerably total, Crivello mentioned. 

“Now you possibly can entry the metaverse from any gadget — an previous Android cellphone or a Macbook 11,” he mentioned.

An individual is represented within the digital area by a spherical icon that shows her digicam feed. The brand new model of the software program makes use of AI digicam framing to focus the consumer’s face and shift perspective because the particular person strikes. As an individual strikes away from a bunch, the voices of colleagues fade away. An workplace employee navigates the area by clicking on her icon and dragging it to a brand new area.

Along with offering a shared workplace area for distant and in-person staff, the software program collects collaboration instruments in a single place in addition to app integrations with Figma, Trello and Google Docs. The brand new model additionally features a shared internet browser inside Teamflow.

“Everybody can whiteboard on the identical time, which makes it much more participating,” he mentioned.

Teamflow 2.0 additionally has venture rooms that really feel like an infinite white board with no threat of unintended erasure. A venture group can use the room for ongoing work or a supervisor and group member can use the room for personal conferences to trace particular person objectives. Customers can also restrict entry to those rooms.

How firms are utilizing digital workplaces

Teamflow 1.0 launched in early 2021 and customers have racked up greater than 1 million assembly hours since then, in response to the corporate. That works out to 5 days every week and 6 hours a day on the product. Most Teamflow prospects are within the tech trade, in response to Crivello, however finance and healthcare firms are utilizing the software program as nicely.  

SafetyWing offers well being and journey medical insurance coverage for distant staff and groups, and makes use of Teamflow for its distributed group. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays are coworking days when the group comes collectively in a Teamflow digital workplace between 8 and 11 a.m. Pacific time. 

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Anycart, a grocery procuring engine, switched to Teamflow as a substitute of utilizing a number of standing Hangout rooms for various groups. CEO Rafael Sanches mentioned in a weblog publish that this new collaboration area has damaged down info silos and makes the group extra productive.  At Anycart, when an individual leaves the digital workplace, they’re not accessible. The Anycart group experiences that this helps staff separate work time and private time. 

Teamflow additionally gave its digital areas a makeover within the newest launch with new visible components together with grass, water, paths and sand. Customers can create outside areas, recreation rooms and a full workplace flooring plan. Teamflow added a cafeteria to its digital workplace and Crivello mentioned he has lunch there most days.

Teamflow’s primary options are free eternally for as much as 5 staff. For bigger groups and extra performance, subscription choices begin at $15 per thirty days.

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