Igloo Software Launches Blackberry(r) Client Application To Support Its Growing Mobile Membership

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IGLOO Software Launches BlackBerry(R) Client Application To Support Its Growing

Mobile Membership

KITCHENER, Mar. 31 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

  BlackBerry(R) Client Enhances User Experience and Improves Productivity of 

             Mobile Users with Increased Performance and Fidelity

    IGLOO Software (www.igloosoftware.com), a leading provider of on-demand

community and social software solutions today announced the release of its

BlackBerry(R) Client application. Community members can now access and contribute

content to their online communities not only from a standard web browser, but

also from their BlackBerry Smartphone.

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    This client application extends IGLOO's current mobile strategy for the

BlackBerry, taking it beyond simple web browser and email application support. In

this first release, members are able read blog articles, browse recent

discussions, see and post comments, send and receive email notifications, search

the community and access personal social profiles. Subsequent releases of the

IGLOO BlackBerry Client will focus on taking advantage of dedicated BlackBerry

features, including calendar synchronization, messaging, uploading of photos,

videos and documents to an online community directly from the mobile device.

    As the new knowledge workforce continues to evolve, they are demanding tools

to support how and where they work -- at home, on the road and in the office.

This evolution is accelerating the move to mobile-driven collaboration and social

networking -- with people using cell phone-based blogging, multimedia sharing and

messaging as their primary work tools.

    "SmartPhones like the BlackBerry are the next generation computing

platforms," says Dan Latendre, CEO of IGLOO Software. "With a growing mobile

workforce and 3.3 billion mobile devices currently being used, online communities

and social software solutions have to be more than mobile-ready; they need to be

mobile-enabled -- providing immediate access to content and expertise in a

richer, more robust user experience."

    The BlackBerry Client application supports IGLOO's "where you are" strategy

providing immediate access to online community content from anywhere. This aligns

with IGLOO's recent announcement of a new modular framework giving organizations

flexible toolsets for customizing and extending online communities powered by

IGLOO -- including the BlackBerry Client application.

    These and other upcoming product releases are previewed in IGLOO's Corporate


    About IGLOO

    IGLOO develops online community and social networking solutions

(www.igloosoftware.com/solutions) for groups, teams and organizations of any

size. Our solutions combine Web 2.0 technology with on-demand hosting,

consulting, e-engagement and all of the community support services necessary for

a sustainable and successful deployment. Organizations use IGLOO communities

internally to improve employee productivity (Workplace Communities) or externally

to foster relationships with members, customers, partners and suppliers

(Marketplace Communities). Fully integrated collaboration, content management and

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Web 2.0 social networking tools enable organizations to quickly and cost-

effectively create online communities to leverage talent, knowledge and

relationships across organizational and geographical boundaries. IGLOO is funded

by RBC Venture Partners. Jim Balsillie is Chair of the IGLOO board. For more

information visit: www.igloosoftware.com.

    CONTACT: Elizabeth Hanson, +1-519-489-4120, Ext. 301, for IGLOO Software


    CONTACT: Elizabeth Hanson, 

             +1-519-489-4120, Ext. 301, 

             for IGLOO Software

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