Do you remember Google Wave? It was one of those Google Apps that came on the scene and everyone seemed to jump on board. There were some who were confused about Google Wave and its purpose and there were others who knew exactly how to use it. I like many others used Google Wave as a collaboration tool for clients.
I was somewhat saddened when I read that Google was shutting down the Wave but I immediately started thinking of different alternatives to get my Google Wave fix (yes, I know about Apache Wave). Just this past week, I was introduced to Yammer, which is sort of like Facebook meets Google Wave. I was suddenly reminded about how much I missed the Wave and needed some other alternative. Yes, Yammer is a good alternative, but I like to have all my data in house instead of it floating around in someone else’s garden.
For example, I love Dropbox, and I’ve been using it heavily for a project. But why use it when you can roll your own in-house solution by using an application like owncloud. I think about these things often because I want my clients to know that the files for their particular project(s) are safe under lock and key.
This is the reason for ProjectPress. Its to give those consultants and web developers a secure in-house solution. ProjectPress has potential, and I am excited to see where it will head. Furthermore, there is more to ProjectPress than what is mentioned. It has functions and methods that gives any developer the ability to extend it and turn it into whatever one’s imagination would have them. Ok readers, what say ye?