Bubler is a social collaboration tool designed by and for media specialists. Its simple and intuitive user interface offers a rich toolset for team communication. By spending less time managing technology, and more time communicating, sharing and collaborating, professionals will be more productive and more creative. After all, we believe the most powerful tool is the one people will want to use.
Bubler is designed with a single goal in mind: to improve the workflow of professional teams by enabling simple and powerful group collaboration. Bubler offers a new way of working together by combining a truly efficient user interface with new technologies such as cloud computing, torrent file sharing and messaging protocols.
Bubler is the ideal collaborative tool for media professionals working in design, video game, film and video production industries. Graphic designers, 3D artists, developers and writers working in teams will benefit from the features offered by the application. Bubler primarily targets independent workers, small businesses and teams within larger companies: groups of people that are today mainly relying on email to collaborate and have little or no access to IT services.
Bubler offers a solution that works well with small projects and can quickly evolve to support more complex tasks as projects grow. The application is designed to minimize the user’s learning curve by presenting a simple and pleasant user interface combining good feature discoverability and coherence.
Bubbles mean you can quickly and intuitively gather and group individual ideas, collective communications, and important documents, all according to the context you create.
On the Cloud, an in-house server or your computer, Bubler gives you control over where data resides.
A Bubble is as private as you want it to be. Share with anyone interested, a select few, or not at all.
Use Bubbles for direct email collaboration.
Connect cloud storage services (like Dropbox™) to synchronize and share files.
Bubbles are synchronized on your local drive. No more waiting for downloads.
Bubler runs on your smart phone, tablet, laptop, even through your website.
Bubbles can only be accessed by accepted members, thanks to advanced encryption.
Existing collaboration tools are often too complex or specialized for the average user. This is the consensus of the media professionals we have interviewed. Existing tools often need more than average computer skills to manage properly and forces users to adopt different workflows. A lot of time is wasted on training and rollout of new solutions that, in the end, are not used or cause more frustration.
It is difficult to keep track of conversations. When teams collaborate, there is a continuous flow of conversations and exchange of document versions among team members. It is hard not to get lost in multiple conversation threads.
In larger teams, people come and go almost on a daily basis. It’s hard for anyone to have all the information, legacy files and conversations in one place. Email is particularly bad at this. Also, when multiple tools are used, participants get lost as conversations spread over various modes of communication like instant messaging, multiple email threads and CMS systems.
It is difficult to keep track of documents. Collaborators find it hard to track changes and end up using the wrong version of documents. Files can be kept on a central server but then have to be downloaded locally to be viewed and edited and uploaded back to the server, thus creating frustrating transfer delays and potential version conflicts. Alternatively, documents can be sent back and forth via email, which tends to create concurrent -and potentially conflicting- versions on the collaborator’s devices.
The administrative tasks of existing tools can be a pain. Work groups have little time for management of the tools or have limited access to IT. Management of access rights, groups and accounts of existing tools tend to be too complex or require too much time for the team member. Projects evolve quickly, develop different facets and involve variable number of participants over time. Tools often lack the flexibility and the ease of administration that would be required.
Most solutions are not well suited for large files. Mail servers will limit the size of documents and hosted solution makes file adding and updating lengthy and painful.