Tungle Meeting Coordinator Optimized for BlackBerry
The Free, Business-Class Meeting Coordinator Reaches BlackBerry Users, Making Scheduling Meetings with Busy, On-the-Move Professionals Easier Than Ever
MONTREAL--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Tungle, the free business-class meeting co-ordination service that eliminates the wasted time and frustration of scheduling meetings among many busy people, has released a new version of its plug-in. The newest version of Tungle allows users to easily coordinate meetings for perhaps the very busiest people: professionals on the go who don’t have time to open their laptops. Owners of BlackBerry® smartphones from Research In Motion (RIM), in addition to notebook and desktop users, can now easily manage and schedule meetings with Tungle.
“They are rarely in front of their computers and are hard to reach when coordinators are trying to fix meeting times. If they carry BlackBerries, they can now quickly and easily respond to Tungle meeting invitations when they are on the go, in a matter of seconds.”
Tungle is a Microsoft Outlook plug-in that empowers users to coordinate meetings with anyone, across platforms—including iCal, Google Calendar, Lotus Notes and now BlackBerry—as well as across organizations, time zones and even with people who are not using Tungle.
With Tungle’s new BlackBerry interface, professionals checking e-mail on their BlackBerry devices can receive Tungle meeting invitations with a link. A click on that link launches a WAP browsing session to the Tungle scheduling site, formatted for their devices’ displays. Once there, users can update their availability. After the meeting is booked, the user will receive a meeting confirmation, formatted for his or her BlackBerry calendar—all without having to open a laptop.
“Road warriors are probably the biggest scheduling challenge,” said Marc Gingras, CEO of Tungle. “They are rarely in front of their computers and are hard to reach when coordinators are trying to fix meeting times. If they carry BlackBerries, they can now quickly and easily respond to Tungle meeting invitations when they are on the go, in a matter of seconds.”
The Tungle Beta Pilot
A free service, Tungle has been in open beta since mid-April. To start using Tungle, including the BlackBerry service, users can visit www.tungle.com to download. The recently launched Tungle Outlook plug-in takes less than 30 seconds to install. It automatically synchronizes with users’ Outlook address books and calendars, eliminating any configuration or complicated setup. This information is kept secure and locally on the user’s machine, and is not uploaded or shared with anyone else or with Tungle. Its IM-like user interface makes it easy for users to understand and to start using within seconds.
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Founded in 2006, Tungle makes meeting coordination fast and easy. It dramatically reduces the amount of communication required to find a suitable meeting time among many users, allowing anyone to share calendar views of availability without exposing preexisting meetings. Tungle works across organizations, independent of the calendar or groupware system(s) used. Its inherent speed, privacy and native communication with groupware clients makes it an ideal, free alternative for mid-and small offices that don’t have the desire or resources to invest in an Exchange or Domino server. Headquartered in Montréal, Tungle is funded by leading Canadian investors. For more information, visit www.tungle.com.