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Igloo Software, a cloud intranet provider, today announced the next version of their Software as a Service platform – code named Scone, highlighted by the introduction of a new document preview engine. Igloo provides secure preview of documents uploaded into the platform, without requiring download onto mobile devices. Content is automatically formatted to fit the users screen with Igloo's built-in responsive design, with gestures optimizing the experience for users with touch screens.
Igloo's document preview offers support for more file formats, including Microsoft Office, and most audio, video, and image types. Document preview is available on any device with a web browser, and is displayed in-line with Igloo's built-in collaboration features, enabling users to comment on documents, @mention team members, and control versions.
Users can now download previewable documents as a PDF, removing the need to store files in multiple formats. Rather than managing a working file and a production file, users can collaborate around their documents in Igloo and download the final version as a client-ready PDF – regardless of its source file type.
“Today's workforce is changing the concept of where work gets done,” said Andrew Dixon, Igloo's Senior Vice President, Marketing & Operations. “We work everywhere, using the device we have with us – whether it's a laptop, a tablet, or a phone. With responsive design and enhanced document preview, you can work from anywhere without worrying if you downloaded the latest version of the file or if your device can only open specific file formats. And with enterprise-grade security, your files are safe and duplication is minimized.”
Other key elements of the release include:
Support for HTML5 Video
Igloo's video player now supports HTML5 playback on any device, including standard and high-definition streaming, intelligent device detection and easy embedding inside or outside of Igloo intranets. Users can upload videos in a wide selection of formats, including avi, mkv, mov, mp4 and wmv, and view content right in the browser with HTML5 playback.
New Social Analytics Dashboard
Igloo's social analytics use a state of the art business intelligence engine from MicroStrategy to analyze social interactions within the platform. In order to make it easier to consume the information and draw insights from the data, Igloo has introduced a new dashboard which provides a unique measure of community health across four key dimensions: membership, networking, content, and collaboration. Administrators can also drill-down into reports with real-time sorting and filtering capabilities.
Igloo intranets come with responsive design built-in, providing an optimized experience for laptops, tablets, and phones – securely delivered over the web. Igloo also offers a mobile app for finding content quickly on the go. Customers can download the app by searching “Igloo Mobile” from their device on the Play Store for Android smartphones and tablets or Apple's App StoreSM.
Scone is a free update instantly available for all Igloo customers, starting August 31, 2013. Anyone can sign up and try Scone for free at igloosoftware.com/tryscone. Igloo is free to use with up to ten people.