Flock

Real-time team messenger tool

Discussion
Would you recommend this product?
6 Reviews4.2/5
Wow, to see Flock hunted on Product Hunt is so exciting! Thanks @neerajt4 for the hunt. Flock was created with the sole purpose of simplifying the way teams communicate and collaborate. Apart from being a team messenger, Flock is also a virtual workplace that brings teams together and provides them with all the productivity hacks they need to breeze through their work day. Flock also lets you integrate apps that you use at work, through the Flock Appstore - apps.flock.co or build custom applications on the FlockOS - dev.flock.com I'm open to feedback and would love to answer any questions you may have about Flock. More about Flock:
and FlockOS:
Upvote (21)Share
@bhavintu @neerajt4 The most obvious question: How is it different from Slack? What will be your goto market strategy? Are you targeting teams who aren't onl Slack?
Upvote (19)Share
@bhavintu All the best! :)
@coffeeandjunk @neerajt4 Flock is different from Slack in several ways, and this video perfectly explains those differentiators:
I’m confident this will make a strong case for Flock. Flock can be used by all teams across the board - be it a small team or department within a company, a community of like minded individuals working towards a common goal, or an entire enterprise. We are actively marketing Flock’s benefits to all these segments, and Flock has seen massive traction in each of them. Some of our existing customers were previous users of competitor services like Slack, and they’ve seen tremendous value in making the switch. To amplify our reach, we’ve also started showcasing Flock at premiere events. Most recently we were at Techcrunch Disrupt, NY and SF and TNW Momentum. With the most recent launch of our platform, FlockOS, we want to start reaching out to developers across the globe. Currently, we’re participating at external hackathons as well as conducting our very own ‘Flockathons’. We’ve partnered with Devpost, Hackerearth and AWS for the same. You’ll find more information about the Flock platform here - dev.flock.com
Hey @coffeeandjunk, @liamboogar, @_jacksmith and @imkarthikk. I've addressed your queries in a single answer below since they were quite similar. :) To start of with, since we get asked a lot about how Flock is different from Slack, we've summed up the differences in a simple video:
In addition to this, Flock also gives you a world of flexibility when designing custom apps for Flock - allowing you to leverage elements of the Flock’s UI. Flock’s apps are deeply integrated into the UI, allowing users to interact with them through a wide variety of ways. As opposed to this, users can only interact with a Slack app through bots and notifications. We know of quite a few teams who've moved from Slack to Flock. Here are a few testimonials: https://twitter.com/_LukeRodrigu... https://twitter.com/mananshah212... https://twitter.com/flockchat/st... https://twitter.com/flockchat/st...
Upvote (16)Share
@bhavintu Awesome!! All the best. I'll surely pass give it a try and pass the word around :)
@bhavintu it doesn't answer my question/statement as to why you're making unquantifiable claims like it's 'the fastest team messenger'. it seems that the title on product hunt has been updated now at least
@_jacksmith Now that they got rid of the superlatives in the description on ph, what do you think of how it compares to Slack?
@andrewwarner I can't really see any differences that would make me want to invest time trying to evaluate it vs Slack. I'm not really much of a Slack user; but if I was a user of a product in that space, I'd probably just keep using Slack, even if something else was incrementally better, due to the likelihood of Slack continuing to be dominant in the long run (due to large amount of funding and traction). from my experience, something like a chat app has large switching costs. you don't want to "test out" new products internally, as a team will quickly get 'app fatigue' every time you try out something new. most people just want something that works and only switch if something is drastically better. It would also be bad if you switched your whole team and then the smaller app you switched to shut down.
Our team uses Slack today. Why should we switch?
Upvote (15)Share
@liamboogar nothing much. Switch if lower price, more features makes sense.
@ujjwaltrivedi What are those features? And Slack is free for unlimited users.
@liamboogar Slack costs too much? At least for non profits.
@androidlove @liamboogar Slack is free to use until you need deep integrations.
@liamboogar You shouldn't. Slack is an established company, with a working business model, run by people with a track record of building successful companies, like flickr etc.
Flock is free to use for as many users and for as long as you want. Features: - Real time direct and group messaging, synced across devices - Video and audio calling with hassle free screen sharing capabilities - File sharing on personal and group chats - Viewing polls and to-dos created from your desktop app - Integrations with your favourite tools like Trello, Twitter, Hubot and GitHub
Upvote (14)Share
@bhavintu Flock is awesome! especially with Guggy in it :) https://apps.flock.co/guggy