July 6, 2009 in Productivity (E)
[prMac.com] Twin Falls, Idaho - Overcommitted Updates Ember - The Campfire(TM) Application For Your iPhone. While instant messaging is good for one-on-one communication, Campfire(TM) by 37signals(R) is optimized for collaborating with groups and teams. Ember brings Campfire(TM) to life within a truly integrated iPhone experience. Join and toggle between chat rooms, view shared files and collaborate effectively on the go. Ember is available now for $9.99 at the Apple iTunes App Store.
"We're really excited about this release of Ember," says Overcommitted's Harold Emsheimer. "It has been completely rebuilt under the hood to take advantage of Core Data. This update provides better overall performance, and has laid the ground work for some great additional features."
In this new update, Overcommitted has completely rewritten Ember to take advantage of all of the new iPhone API's available in the new 3.0 firmware.
* Streamlined user interface
* Multiple accounts: access all your Campfire(TM) accounts from one client
* Chat transcripts
* Inline browser
* Infinite scroll back to view previous messages in room
* Live image previews right within the chat room
* Inline viewing of popular file formats, Excel, Word, Powerpoint...
* Unlimited chat rooms: access to all your Campfire(TM) rooms
* Take and upload photos directly into Ember using the iPhone built-in camera
* SSL accounts are fully supported
What People Are Saying About Ember:
"Digging the polished interface for Ember, a Campfire(TM) client for the iPhone. Great to see them charging a decent price for a solid product."
- Dave Greiner, Campaign Monitor
"Ember works great over 3G/Edge and helps me easily stay in touch while running errands or in between flights."
- Brian Cooke, Roobasoft
"What a difference it makes having Ember on the iPhone."
- Trevor Squires, Propane
"If you spend your day inside Campfire(TM) you need Ember. My iphone desperately needed this!"
- Mark McSpadden, The Garland Group
Ember works with all iPhones and iPod Touches running iPhone OS 3.0 software (WiFi, Edge or 3G network required), as well as a Campfire(TM) account (free or paid) from 37signals.
37signals is a privately-held Chicago-based company committed to building the best web-based software products possible with the least number of features necessary. Their products do less than the competition - intentionally. They've been in business since 1999.
Overcommitted is a small team focused on creating applications for the iPhone that people love to use. Based in 3 separate cities, Ember stands out as a natural outgrowth of their need for an efficient group chat resource. Overcommitted is not associated with 37signals, LLC. Campfire(TM) is a trademark of 37signals, LLC. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Computer Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.