Google Docs. Microsoft Office Online. Apple iWork. What do these have in common? Office productivity functionalities, sure, but in the last few years they’ve all added real-time collaboration (at a considerable expense). These apps are used by tens of millions of people. Users are starting to expect real time collaboration in the software they use, and the applications that lack it are starting to look clunky and outdated.
But let’s face it, real-time collaborative software is HARD. Rich collaborative editing of arbitrary data structures requires sophisticated distributed concurrency control algorithms. Supporting effective communication and collaboration requires building many other features like messaging, chat, presence, collaboration awareness, and permissions. All of these things distract developers from focusing on their core domain expertise.
We want to bring real-time collaboration to the masses. You don’t have ultimate cash to burn or an infinite timeline — why should real time collaboration be limited to those that do? Convergence can enable the killer features that will set your app apart from your competitors. Your business is in your DNA; real time collaboration is in ours. Build an app that your users will love. Let Convergence bring you users together.