New features extend open social network capabilities as company continues to improve professional networking.
Wappingers Falls, NY (August 28th, 2013) Follr, Inc. (www.follr.com) today announced the release of several new business networking tools and feature enhancements aimed at improving the companies open social network. The new features include email messaging, activity notifications and Hover Cards, a visual summary sourced from a persons Digital Identity Website.
The company also released improvements to connection suggestions, content editing and the Follr score and user interface. The news follows recent announcements about the companies universal content sharing feature, event management tools and the release of a new marketing Website at follr.com.
The new messaging feature provides a way for Follr Personal users to send up to 25 messages a month to existing connections. Follr Personal Pro users can send unlimited messages to connections and up to 25 messages per month to non-contacts.
Activity notifications have been added to highlight status likes, comments, reposts and comment likes. Vouches for tags are also detailed.
The company also released Hover Cards, a visual and highly innovative feature that summarizes a Follr users profile. Throughout the platform a simple mouse-over now highlights a persons job title, Follr score, bio (in summary form) and the number of their links, tags and contacts. It also allows for direct messaging.“We continue to work on smarter professional networking, a process that should be people and not network centric.” stated Follr CEO Stephen Fells, adding “This release is a significant step towards making that happen while simultaneously achieving one of our primary objectives; maximizing the value of Follr to our user base.”
Follr is a business network that includes networking tools for individuals and businesses. The software allows any person, company or brand to tell their story using a combination of personal or corporate history, social media profiles (Facebook, LinkedIn, Foursquare etc.) and content accessible via an enduring, easy to remember domain name. A personally branded Website then acts a an initial point of contact and represents an aggregation of all online and offline information. Collectively the Follr platform represents a more complete picture and story in an increasingly digital world and helps protect and promote brands.“We have created software that is inherently scalable, an ideal platform on which we are now building feature and functional extensibility,” stated Follr Founder and Product Lead Mark Wayman. He added “We continue to develop viral mechanisms that bridge all social networks.”
Also included in the release is an improved connection suggestion mechanism. Suggestions now automatically refresh and respond to updates and activity. The Follr score and vouching methodology has also been adjusted to better weight activity.
Menu navigation has been simplified and the content editing mechanism completely replaced which, in part, improves cross browser compatibility.
Collectively the enhancements provide significant value to all Follr users.
About Follr, Inc.:
Follr, Inc. (www.follr.com) is a software company founded in 2011. With offices in California and New York Follr provides Web-based Digital Identity Websites and business networking tools to individuals and corporations. A Digital Identity Website allows an individual, company or brand to tell their story using a combination of personal or corporate history, social media profiles (Facebook, LinkedIn, Foursquare etc.) and content. It is a personally branded Website used as an initial point of contact and represents an aggregation of all online and offline information. It is accessed by an enduring, easy to remember URL and represents a more complete picture and story in an increasingly digital world. Follr is funded through Blossom Ventures. For more information see the company Website, Facebook or Twitter.