Several months ago, I had the pleasure of having dinner in Boston with Nancy White and few colleagues who were also in town for the same conference. It's there I met Ken Thompson of Bioteams and who co-wrote the Bioteaming Manifesto.
Literally minutes before my computer crash, I scanned an email from him announcing Swarmteams,
a web/cell-phone based service. According to the email which Ken kindly resent my way, Swarmteams offers integrated (web and phone) messaging for all kinds of groups and attempts to implement many of the principles identified in the bioteaming manifesto. Ken notes:
Swarmteams is particularly targetted at those organisations in the voluntary sector who might find it more practical to collaborate round their cell phones (any cell phone) than their computers - we should also be able to provide mobile phone texting coverage anywhere in the world at a very economical price.
He invited me to play with the system and give some feedback which I haven't had time to do yet as I'm still recovering. Also, is interested in any pilot project ideas. I will soon, I promise Ken!
In meantime, I'm blogging this as a back up to back up to back up ...