Salesforce launches own social networking app
Salesforce opened its annual Dreamforce conference by previewing Salesforce Chatter, a social-networking application the vendor dubbed a “Facebook for the Enterprise.” The upcoming release bundles a variety of now-familiar features, such as personal profiles, real-time feeds from contacts and applications, groups and alerts. It can also integrate with Google Apps, the popular Twitter microblogging service and Facebook.
Salesforce is also providing a set of APIs for tying other applications to Chatter. It will also be available on Windows Mobile devices, iPhones and Blackberries. The system will employ the same underlying security and sharing mode
l as other applications built with the company’s Force development platform.