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Autodesk Launches Group Mobile Messaging App “Autodesk Instant”

The software company popularly known as the developer of AutoCad, Sketchbook, Homestyler, and Pixlr is entering the group messaging arena with its latest app called Autodesk Instant. The app which works on Android and iOS is aimed for use at the workplace and makes it easy to communicate with a team at the same time.

autodesk instant

Autodesk Instant allows users to send text messages, photos, videos, and even their location to other users. It allows for the creation of groups so that anything send to the group will be received by member of that group. If a user signs up with a work email address then they will automatically be added to that organization’s group.

One great feature of this app is that it offers “seamless communication”.  Workers who have the app installed on their device can still communicate to those who don’t have the app installed since it has an SMS fallback feature.

Some of the key features of the app include

  • Create work groups for projects, teams, or social occasions
  • Share messages, photos, video, and location
  • Seamlessly communicate with coworkers who don’t have the app installed
  • Call coworkers directly from the app
  • Company townhall where you can message everyone in your organization

This new messaging app from Autodesk is fast and quite easy to use. It however offers the same features as most of the existing messaging apps out in the market today. It’s going to be difficult for an organization that already uses a standard messaging app to shift to a new one if the new one has nothing new to offer. What’s interesting is that in future updates of the app Autodesk may integrate some of its collaboration tools making it attractive for use in the corporate environment.

Autodesk Instant is now available free to download at Google Play and is currently at version 1.0.21. It has a weight of 3.4MB and requires a device running on at least Android 3.2.

If you are an organization that’s looking for a better way for workers to communicate then this app is definitely worth checking out.

via google play 

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  1. Yeah. That sounds much better. But if they open it up to third party developers, the only option would be to uninstall the app.

  2. I should rephrase that. Devs should build different themes into the app itself, instead of relying on an outside source like the Play Store. Kind of like SwiftKey, there are a handful of different themes you can pick in the app.

  3. No. People will start flooding the Play Store with WhatsApp themes then. I still remember the pre-Hangouts-as-SMS-app time. I used Go SMS Pro, and I always got notifications about new themes. And they are not at all good.

  4. It’s another messaging service, line.me is the website you should check out. They are offering pretty cheap voice calls in some countries now.

  5. But i see people migrating to Line very soon, with all the cheap voice calls it started offering in some countries.

  6. Yeah, but people also have become very comfortable and familiar with Whatsapp, which obviously discourages them to try another, similar application, y’know?

  7. Yeah, I’m sure they’re having issues with the idea of switching after already migrating to Whatsapp and becoming fairly familiar with the app itself.

  8. Exactly. Majority of my friends did not want to migrate from WhatsApp. Few of them were ready to try this, but not use it as a primary messaging platform.

  9. That’s exactly the problem I’m facing. There are better services, only if you have time to give them a try.

  10. Yeah, but the only problem is that no one is going to use this–everyone else is going to be over on WhatsApp.

  11. Exactly. WhatsApp is what is popular right now, and with the recent Facebook purchase, that’s not going to change anytime soon. I’m not saying don’t try, but it’s probably better to put your development hours somewhere else.

  12. Seriously? How many IM chats? No body is ready to shift from WhatsApp! I have tried at least 4 to 5 chats. Hardly anyone is read to use new ones.

  13. Not another messaging app! Come up with something new. And if you are targeting the corporate population, don’t release it for others.

  14. I had been looking out for a new messaging platform after the WhatsApp debacle earlier this week. And with the reputation that AutoDesk has, I guess we can this one a try.

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