Backpack Campfireâ€™s kinda niceâ€¦ for a PC app. You know, so much effort being put into a dying platform, it sorta makes you sad. Really, itâ€™s too bad thereâ€™s not a mobile version baked in from the start. Networked to do list, calendar, notes, images and file storage Secure multi-user chat and file share all baked into a simple interface? Sounds like a really useful thing to have while Iâ€™m away from my desk, no? I guess these guys donâ€™t think soâ€¦
Personally, I think itâ€™s insane. If youâ€™re a startup right now and youâ€™ve got limited resources to get apps developed, creating Yet Another Web Service is just moronic. Itâ€™s like developing client/server Visual Basic apps in 1996. The *real* revolution is taking off already and theyâ€™re messing around with last decadeâ€™s technology.
(Sorry for the duplication, it was easier to just cut and paste from my post last May. I love 37 Signals, I just wish they'd get it.... Literally 1 trillian SMS messages were sent worldwide in 2005, worth $35,000,000,000... Don't they sorta see that this mobile chat thing might be an opportunity? I swear I'm ready to go out to Chicago with a 2x4 and start cracking heads until I see a fucking launch with a mobile component built in.)