October 25, 2016
Google introduced today a new collaborative tool called Jamboard designed specifically to enhance realtime collaboration and brainstorming among teams across the globe. It is basically ‘a collaborative, digital whiteboard that makes it easy for your team to share ideas in real-time and create without boundaries’.
Jamboard comes with a bunch of interesting features that can make team work way more productive. Realtime collaboration allows users to work with each other wherever they are. They can also access each other’s Jamboards and remotely use the smartphone or tablet companion app. Jamboard integrates G Suite services so that collaborators can easily pull in content from the web or Drive apps like Docs, Sheets, Slides, Photos and add it straight to their ‘jams’.
Jamboard has a set of powerful built-in tools such as sticky notes and stencils and makes use of smart features like handwriting and shape recognition to speed up collaboration. Its touchscreen ‘ automatically recognizes the difference between using the stylus to sketch or the eraser to start over, and neither require batteries or pairing. Jamboard can also sense when you’re using your finger to wipe work off of the screen, just like a classic whiteboard (except you won’t get ink on your hand). The intuitive, single-cable setup makes it easy to start creating quickly with Jamboard — just wheel it in, turn it on and start brainstorming.’
Jamboree will be available for purchase in 2017 for a price that is under $6,000 USD. Watch the video below to learn more about Jamboard.