Salesforce talks up Chatter Mobile apps

The social-networking tool, aimed at businesses, now comes in apps for the iPad, iPhone, BlackBerry, and Android devices.

Salesforce Chatter

Just two months after making Chatter generally available, Salesforce on Wednesday is announcing Chatter Mobile, apps for the iPad, iPhone, BlackBerry, and Android devices.

In this first couple of months, about a quarter of the company's customers--20,000 of the 82,000 customers--have adopted the free Chatter tool, which looks and feels a lot like Facebook--but is intended more for businesses.

Salesforce cites ComScore data that shows that Facebook users are about twice as active on their mobile devices as they are on the Web interface. Salesforce sees that same potential among mobile workers.

Read more of "Salesforce announces Chatter Mobile apps for iOS, Blackberry, Android" at ZDNet's Between the Lines.

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    Sam Diaz is a senior editor at ZDNet. He has been a technology and business blogger, reporter and editor at the Washington Post, San Jose Mercury News, and Fresno Bee for more than 18 years.

     

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