The Glassboard business chat service is closing its doors after failing to make money. Glassboard, which offered a way for groups, including businesses, teams, and families, to share a private running conversation, photos, locations, and files, launched in 2011 and has struggled to find a viable business model since then with sustainable revenues. And so, on November 1st, Glassboard is turning off.
Glassboard is at least offering users a way out by turning all accounts into premium accounts for the next month:
Glassboard's emphasis on privacy and security turned out to not be enough to save the company from the realities of running a real business with real expenses. Though the app has gone through several updates on both Android and iOS, that they were never able to reach a critical mass of paying customers is dragging the service out of contention.
So the question is, for Glassboard users, to what do you turn now for your organizational communication?
Derek Kessler is Special Projects Manager for Mobile Nations. He's been writing about tech since 2009, has far more phones than is considered humane, still carries a torch for Palm, and got a Tesla because it was the biggest gadget he could find. You can follow him on Twitter at @derekakessler.
Such a shame... I hate it when good services disappear because they can't make enough money.
www.band.us my team of about 50 and I used to use glassboard for almost two years before the new owners ruined it. Now we use BAND and never looked back
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