When you work in a company and you are part of a team, one of the most important things is collaboration. Without actually collaborating with team members you simply can’t create the best product on the market. Collaboration works because each member brings his unique perspective and ideas in order to provide something helpful for the overall project.
However, when you are far away, either on a trip, on leave or other reason, it can be hard to connect with your team and that’s how the Rocketboard experience was born.
Rocketboard is an app that allows people to collaborate with each other by sharing their whiteboard in real time. All you need is a smartphone with the Rocketboard app installed on it and an Internet connection.
You will have to start writing on your whiteboard like you normally would, then start the app and draw a circle in each corner. This will allow the app to focus on the whiteboard and immediately scale it in such way so that the people you are connecting to can see it in real time.
You don’t have to worry about anything at this point, you can talk with your friends with the help of the loudspeaker and they can see exactly what you write on the whiteboard at all times. If you want to save the current whiteboard content, all you need is to put your hand in front of the smartphone’s camera and the board will be saved automatically so you can review it later. Rocketboard is seamlessly integrated with a lot of interesting services such as Facebook, Dropbox and Evernote so accessing the autosaved content is very easy to do.
Rocketboard can be seen as an alternative to other popular applications like SMART or Cisco WebEx. Unlike these two applications that are targeted mainly on visual conferencing, Rocketboard only allows you to share the whiteboard content. This makes the app suitable for situations such as feature planning for an app/product, bug testing planning or any other phase implied in the development of a product.
What really amazes us in regards to Rocketboard is how simple and unique the whole product really is. The fact that you simply need a whiteboard to write on and a mobile phone with Internet connection is nothing short of amazing. The capability of the app to render the whiteboard content in real time without damaging its structure is really nice as well, so it’s safe to say that we eagerly await the release of this interesting solution.
For the moment, Rocketboard is in an early access program that you can enroll on if you enter your email address. If you are chosen to participate, you will be notified.
In the end, Rocketboard is a one of a kind solution that’s suitable for both business and home users. If you use the whiteboard to share your ideas with others, then you should consider using this app more often, as it will certainly ease your work tremendously.
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