Salesforce’s productivity app maker lets users to do More

News Jane McCallion Feb 26, 2013
Integration puzzle
Integration puzzle

Do.com’s Do More initiative brings in connectivity for third party apps

Do.com, a social productivity app maker acquired by Salesforce.com in 2011, has launched its Do More initiative, which will add compatibility for third party apps to the platform.

The Do.com platform, known simply as Do, allows users to share tasks, projects and documents with people they work with in the same way they use Twitter and Facebook to share photos and thoughts with friends, the company said.

Do More will, the company claims, allow users to integrate the other cloud services they use into their Do account.

Mait Kulkarni, VP of product marketing at Do.com, told Cloud Pro: “One of the things we learned early on working with these prosumers and small businesses is that a lot of them use a variety of different tools and they wanted to get the files in other tools to work with Do without having to replicate all the information.”

The company initially released an integration with Google Drive, which it says was received positively.

“The feedback from [the Google Drive integration] has been awesome, because we made it very easy firstly for them to access their Google Drive files inside of Do and secondly to attach it to a task or project. Then Do is smart enough to automatically handle the permissions and the sharing on the back end,” said Kulkarni.

Consequently, the company has decided to launch the Do More initiative, which will see integration rolled out to ever more third party applications.

Do More covers eight apps - Dropbox, Desk, Harvest, Salesforce, Fancy Hands, Contactually, Wufoo, and Google Drive - and the company said it plans to add others as time goes on.

 

things we learned early on working with these prosumers and small businesses is that a lot of them use a variety of different tools.