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Scotland-based Colaab launched a month ago and the service provides online team collaboration. The tool is a full-screen application utilizing Microsoft’s Silverlight technology. The website and application are very slick and at the same time clean in design.
The Colaab team pushes the product as a way to complete design reviews and for teachers to interact with their students. Check out the image below of an x-ray with doctors collaborating on the diagnosis and treatment. Wouldn’t that be amazing to think that all of a person’s doctors could collaborate in real time on how to handle a health situation. What a change that would be from the experience I described a year ago with my mother. Other potential users include design agencies, artists, etc. The days of Fedex’ing a design back and forth for markup are over.
After you signup for an account, you create "workspaces" to house your collaborations. Inviting others to collaborate is as easy as sending them an email with a link.
If you have a startup, you should check out their blog post about "getting real". It’s based on a post from 37Signals and covers some of the Colaab founder’s thoughts on how they got to their current product release.
The computer I am on has a fresh install of Vista and Silverlight is not installed. It made browsing the Colaab site a bit tough – the team might want to look into offering alternatives for viewing their demo videos and checking out the signup/order page.