Flock

Real-time team messenger tool

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  • RJ Lewis DigitalRJ Lewis, Digital Consultant
    Pros: 

    It's better suited than slack for contractor, client collaboration

    Cons: 

    The problems inherent with chat apps are not avoided here. The case still hasn't been cracked.

    I love that flock is stable, easy to use and has a good base of application integrations. I typically miss flowdock, but the overall collaborative experience is better than slack. Been using a little over 6 mos.- couldn't pick that though

    RJ Lewis Digital has used this product for one year.

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Bhavin Turakhia
Maker
@bhavintu · CEO - Flock, Ringo, Zeta
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:
Abhishek Chakraborty@coffeeandjunk · UX Designer
@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?
Neeraj Thakur
Hunter
@neerajt4 · Marketer | www.neerajt.com
@bhavintu All the best! :)
Bhavin Turakhia
Maker
@bhavintu · CEO - Flock, Ringo, Zeta
@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
Bhavin Turakhia
Maker
@bhavintu · CEO - Flock, Ringo, Zeta
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...
Abhishek Chakraborty@coffeeandjunk · UX Designer
@bhavintu Awesome!! All the best. I'll surely pass give it a try and pass the word around :)
Jack Smith@_jacksmith · Serial Entrepreneur & Startup Adviser
@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
✎ Andrew Warner@andrewwarner
@_jacksmith Now that they got rid of the superlatives in the description on ph, what do you think of how it compares to Slack?
Jack Smith@_jacksmith · Serial Entrepreneur & Startup Adviser
@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.
Bhavin Turakhia
Maker
@bhavintu · CEO - Flock, Ringo, Zeta
@coffeeandjunk Thank you :)
Liam BoogarHiring@liamboogar · Brand Director @ Algolia
Our team uses Slack today. Why should we switch?
Ujjwal Trivedi@ujjwaltrivedi · Sr. Product Manager , CouponDunia
@liamboogar nothing much. Switch if lower price, more features makes sense.
Karthik K@imkarthikk · CEO of Skcript & UnderstandBetter.co
@ujjwaltrivedi What are those features? And Slack is free for unlimited users.
carlos garcia@androidlove · Co-Founder, Internet Missionaries
@liamboogar Slack costs too much? At least for non profits.
Andreas Duess@andreasduess · CCO, Nourish Food Marketing
@androidlove @liamboogar Slack is free to use until you need deep integrations.
Andreas Duess@andreasduess · CCO, Nourish Food Marketing
@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.
Pratik Jain@tunetopj · Co-founder, Morph.ai
@andreasduess slack eats up your messages after 10k messages and you loose all the precious discussions and links you have talked about.
Simon Bromberg@shimmb · Technical Lead @DashMD , sbromberg.com
@tunetopj @andreasduess Flock's free tier has a 30 day conversation history, so basically the same deal.
Madhur Chadha@madhur_chadha · Product Guy
@andreasduess @liamboogar Flock is part of directi portfolio companies(around since 1998) which have a valuation of $1.4 billion. The CEO has a track record of building multiple successful companies ...all Bootstrapped http://www.directi.com/about-us.... .
Neeraj Thakur
Hunter
@neerajt4 · Marketer | www.neerajt.com
@andreasduess Slack was also a startup back then while Emails/IMs were owned by established companies. @liamboogar
Bhavin Turakhia
Maker
@bhavintu · CEO - Flock, Ringo, Zeta
You’re right on the money there @andreasduess. When deciding on a product for your team/company, you want to make sure you’re choosing one with a proven track record. On that note, let me make a case for Flock: Flock is a part of the Directi Group, a $1.4 billion tech conglomerate, with a solid presence in areas as diverse as web presence (domains, hosting, cloud-infrastructure), communication (voice and messaging) and payments. You may visit our website, www.directi.com, to know more about us. Personally, I’ve been a part of the tech industry for over 18 years now. I, along with my team, have built 11 companies, and overseen a successful exit for 5 of them, the latest being the sale of Media.net, for $900 million. You can read more about the deal here - https://techcrunch.com/2016/08/2... We continue to run the following businesses, besides Flock. All of them are bootstrapped, highly profitable and leaders in their respective spaces. Radix - Asia's largest gTLD applicant and owner of 9 TLD’s including .website, .space and .online - www.radix.website Ringo - High quality, low cost calling app with services available in 180 countries globally - www.ringo.co Zeta - A mobile payments platform to digitize compensation and benefits for corporates - www.zeta.in Codechef - A global programming community for young individuals to enhance their programming skills. We currently have an active community of over 300,000 developers - www.codechef.com Flock is one of my newer businesses, launched a year and a half ago. Before taking it to the market, we had used Flock internally for a few years and saw not just a great increase in our team’s productivity but also a positive shift in the company’s culture. Realizing the value the product delivered to our organization, we decided to take it to the global market – a decision that has literally taken the product places. We recently showcased Flock at Techcrunch Disrupt, NY and SF. We’re at the TNW Momentum today, and if you happen to be in NY, you must drop by our booth :)
Neeraj Thakur
Hunter
@neerajt4 · Marketer | www.neerajt.com
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
Rotem Yakir@rotemthegolfer · Guggy CEO - Make your friends laugh
@bhavintu Flock is awesome! especially with Guggy in it :) https://apps.flock.co/guggy