Caliber 2.0

IM for LinkedIn. Instantly chat with your business contacts.

#5 Product of the DayMarch 26, 2015

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Andres Blank
Andres BlankMaker@andresblank · Co-founder of Scout
Thanks Alex! Bram that's a great question. We see this as a big upgrade because even though we re-did the whole app we're still trying to solve the same problem: helping you communicate with the right people to be more efficient professionally. Our first approach was focused on connecting you with people you don't know. As we continued building the product and observed how people were using the app we realized we stumbled upon a much larger challenge: Why are professional contacts so much harder to message than friends? There are several work related tasks (like hiring, applying for a job, sales, partnerships and getting expert advice) that require you to spend a lot of time searching who are your right contacts and then sending long and formal emails. We see a huge opportunity in making it much faster for people to interact with their business contacts. By making this process faster you’re able to reach out to more people and in turn you increase your chances of being more productive and successful in your career. We wrote more about our release here: https://medium.com/@becaliber/e8...
Ben Halpern
Ben Halpern@bendhalpern · Founder of dev.to
@becaliber @andresblank really kickass pivot. I wish you the best.
Pieter Walraven
Pieter Walraven@pieterpaul · Founder & Product @ Pie - pie.co
@becaliber @andresblank Kill.... InMail :) I'm a longtime user and really like the update. Makes it much more powerful for me. Also you guys didn't lose the 'Tinder-like' mutual interest required for a conversation which is great as it keeps out all them spammy recruiters. Curious to hear the inspiration behind the new logo. I can't unsee an engine blower: ;)
Chris Calmeyn
Chris CalmeynMaker@calc · Co-founder of Scout
@becaliber @andresblank @pieterpaul Caliber is an engine for career growth? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ We want our brand to immediately communicate our value proposition: to be able to instantly chat with your professional contacts. This is why we went with a chat bubble. The inspiration for the 3 dots of course is what we see in IM apps when someone is typing a message. It captures the real-time nature of chat and the anticipation of a message. We worked with David at Helvetic Brands for the rebrand. We feel he did an amazing job. https://dribbble.com/helveticbrands
Pieter Walraven
Pieter Walraven@pieterpaul · Founder & Product @ Pie - pie.co
@becaliber @andresblank @calc :D nice! Really cool to see how it evolved into the current final version. Reminds me o check out Dribble more often ;)
Alexander Taub
Alexander TaubHunter@ajt · Co-founder, SocialRank
Big fan of Andres and the team there. Big update today.
Chris Calmeyn
Chris CalmeynMaker@calc · Co-founder of Scout
@ajt thanks Alex! 👊
Alexander Taub
Alexander TaubHunter@ajt · Co-founder, SocialRank
At scale (i.e. have a lot of my contacts on it) this would be ridiculously amazing to do deals.
Matt Harrigan
Matt Harrigan@mbharrigan · CoFounder, Grand Central Tech
This is the "messaging for professionals" app the market has been waiting for. It capitalizes on the ease/functionality of the ubiquitous and clearly preferred-to-email SMS archetype without sacrificing the privacy of more personal contact details like a person's private phone number. Basically any time you've wanted to network but have been stymied by your phone and needed to grab a card and revisit when you were at a desktop - that's over now. But instead of the gimmicks that have promised to do this in the past, we have an elegant, easy-to-use solution.
Jon Slimak
Jon Slimak@jonslimak
Been following Caliber since v1 so really excited to see this update. Messagging anyone on linkedin is always really awkward, so "texting + profesional network" seems like an obvious evolution for the space... eager to see ho this plays out.
Chris Calmeyn
Chris CalmeynMaker@calc · Co-founder of Scout
@jonslimak Thanks Jon, we're eager too :)