For Zoho, 2008 was the year of launching new products (at an unbelievable rate!) and 2009 is when they are performing the much needed cleanup and integration of their apps.
Zoho has launched an integrated mobile service (compatible with iPhone, Android, Blackberry, Windows Mobile and S60 Edition phones) that brings the Zoho apps under a common umbrella (and user experience) – via
The apps supported are
- Zoho Mail
- Zoho Calendar
- Zoho Writer
- Zoho Sheet
- Zoho Show
- Zoho Creator
The mobile app currently supports doc creation as well (text only) – integrated with Google gears for offline support (for iPhone only).
Here’s the slideshow on Zoho’s mobile integration:
In the coming years, Zoho will face stiff competition from Google as well as the Big Daddy, i.e. Microsoft (which is looking at online office as software + service model).
Inspite of all the compelling features, Zoho’s products haven’t gone too well with consumers – and it is a big hurdle for them to cross (it’s easy for one to say that they are targeting SMBs and not consumers, but you can’t really argue that in the world of clouds anymore)
What’s your opinion?
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