Drawing more than 10,000 users in two days, Solaborate, a new tech ecosystem that combines multiple social tools into one platform, plans to set up an office in downtown Detroit by January. Launched Tuesday following nearly two years of development, the company has roots in Los Angeles, Silicon Valley, Kosovo, and Macedonia.
Unlike other social and collaboration platforms, Solaborate allows video calling straight from a browser as well as simultaneous use of screen sharing with video calling without downloads or plug-ins, says Labinot Bytyqi, co-founder and CEO of Solaborate. Users can also send instant messages and share photos and media files straight from a browser.
Bytyqi says the company’s mission is to “provide a dedicated place for you, your company, and your products and services by providing all of the tools and services to allow you to be more productive.” Companies can use Solaborate to support and demonstrate products or services while offering a more personalized customer experience, he adds.
In addition to audio calling, video conferencing, file sharing, and screen sharing, Solaborate allows single-screen access with Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Google+.
As part of Tuesday’s launch, a mobile app available for download on Google Play allows users to access personal, company, and product and service profiles while sending and receiving messages, posting on walls, asking questions, providing commentary, and discovering other users and businesses along with potential recruits.
“Solaborate is great for technology experts and business professionals,” says Edi Demaj, the company’s director of business development and marketing, who is based in Detroit. He also serves as a project coordinator at Bedrock Real Estate Services, one of the affiliate companies of Quicken Loans Inc. in Detroit.
“You can ask questions and find solutions from actual professionals around the world, you can conduct polls amongst your peers, and we provide all kinds of analytical data such as who has viewed your product (online), who liked it, and who commented. Google charges for some of that information, but we don’t.”