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Wiggio Reaches 1 Million Users; Adds Tokbox Video Messaging and New Premium Service to Collaborative PlatformTested Among 4th Graders, Social Collaboration Platform Goes Viral With More Than 2,000 Universities and 120,000 Student Groups Around the World (April 26, 2012)
BOSTON, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 04/26/12 -- Wiggio, the simplest group collaboration platform, announced today that it has virally reached 1 million users. The company also announced the launch of video messaging features, powered by Tokbox, and a new premium, private-labeled version of the service. Started as a Cornell University class project, Wiggio has a fast growing following among college students and professors. Today, Wiggio has customers across over 2,000 universities globally and include organizations like Harvard University Extension, Habitat for Humanity, Science Olympiad, and University of Memphis. The platform features tools from web conferencing, file sharing, chat, and document creation to polls and video messaging.
"We have found Wiggio is an excellent way to reach both our on campus and online students. It is, at once, a bulletin board and a message center where discussion can take place. It is open 24 hours a day. Listening is half of communication, so using Wiggio means the receiver is always on. I also like that it is private and discrete," said Rick Fischer, Ph.D., University of Memphis.
Wiggio has seen exponential viral growth in the last two years as students and universities organically adopt the platform. Today Wiggio caters to academic groups including study groups, project teams, labs, sections, classes, as well as groups outside the classroom such as clubs, communities, fraternities, student government, social action groups, music/dance groups, sports teams, charity organizations, political organizations. New to the Wiggio platform are:
Premium Services -- Personalize the service for your school or organization with custom branding, private access, and advanced community building and analytics tools.
Instant Video Message Blast -- Send up to two-minute video messages to group members.
With a steadfast focus on simplicity, Wiggio continues to add to its platform while keeping its intuitive user interface. Wiggio's design team takes ease-of-use seriously -- each feature is tested among a classroom of 4th graders.
"Most collaboration solutions are clumsy. They focus on features and cool technology, and forget about how people actually want to work in groups," said Dana Lampert, founder and CEO of Wiggio. "We talked to students and organizers about what they do in their meetings and calls, and what they need to get things done in their groups. And we deliver exactly that. We believe in simplicity, and we believe that simplicity starts and ends with the end user. We know a product feature only has 30 seconds before the user decides whether it's too complicated to use."
Pricing and Availability
Wiggio is a free service with advanced collaborative features. Wiggio Premium Communities are priced based on usage.
Founded in 2008, Wiggio is the simplest group collaboration platform. Born out of a Cornell University class project, Wiggio offers powerful communication tools such as file sharing/editing, web conferencing, calendaring, chatting, video messages, polling and document creation in a single easy-to-use platform. With more than 1 million users around the world, the service is ideal for student groups (higher-ed and K-12), and is also is being adopted by clubs, committees, businesses and non-profit organizations. For more information, visit www.wiggio.com
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