Podling – NEW Product From SitePoint…

By Mark Harbottle

Introducing Podling – “Social Glue For Teams”.

Podling is a simple decentralized discussion platform we built for ourselves and have been using internally at SitePoint, Flippa and 99designs for a few months now… We thought we’d open it up and get your feedback. We’d love you to hear from you once inside.

Podling Screenshot 1

So, what is Podling?

Podling is designed to take group (or team) based discussion out of your inbox and give it a home. The idea is you can quickly and easily set up small “throw-away” discussion groups (called pods) and each pod is private to the people you invite to it.

For example at SitePoint we have pods for project teams, pods for events, developer pods, marketing pods, customer service pods, social pods, and so on… And those are just the pods we know about.

Podling in Action

Take control of your discussions

The great thing about Podling is it’s not a central company social page controlled by your sys admin like “other” platforms. You control the pods you start. You can start or leave pods at any time. So everyone’s interface to Podling will be unique to them. Power to the people!

Managing your pods

Grab the IOS App

We also created an iOS app which you can download from the App store on iTunes which is handy if you’re involved in multiple pods.

You can get started at http://podling.com

We’d love to hear your thoughts via the “Podling Feedback” pod which you will automatically get access to when you join.

  • Alexandre

    Since it’s something that is supposed to be used professionally, would there be a possibility to install the podling engine on a company server ?

  • Mark Harbottle

    It’s a hosted service, so no unfortunately you can’t install it on a company server.

  • Claire

    We’re loving Podling here at the office, it’s allowed us to easily organise events like our Christmas Party and regular social events. As there’s lots of little businesses in our group, many other sharing tools designed around one business or project didn’t fit our needs. Now we add and invite whenever the need arises. Keep up the good work guys!

  • Kristen

    Nice one, Dax. Looks awesome!

  • Bill

    What about an Android app?

  • Christopher Bergin

    I can see it’s merits in a corporate setting. Podling sounds like a feature that could be included in a mail program. As a past user of Lotus Notes, I can remember the messaging feature that allowed an individual to invite others on the company employee directory to a group discussion but the interface was rather sparse.

  • Keep up the good work guys.

  • mark

    Is there a way to delete or rename a pod? Did I miss this function somehow?

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