Does anyone feel there's a lot of switching cost to test out group chat apps, especially at work?
In my experience, it's challenging to get enough people onboard to see if it would be a viable alternative for the whole group. It's also hard to override old habits / build new habits of where you're talking to people.
This looks great for a small team that's willing to test out and abandon if necessary. That's a specific kind of group, though.
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What differentiates this from Slack?
How is it "chat for work"? Does it need to be tied in to some central enterprise server?
@even, here is a quote from one of the founders of Pie to your first question.
Good question :) As a tech startup ourself we think Slack is great, but it’s a product that's obviously tailored to tech-savvy people. Pie is a lot easier to use, has less software engineer focused bells & whistles - and has a simple design with a more mainstream appeal similar to the best consumer messaging apps out there.
So basically we don’t really compete with Slack as we’re after a not-so-tech-savvy audience :)
It's not tied to an enterprise server. Like Slack, you can join by invitation or by being on the same @domain.com. You can create groups, or conversations with your coworkers. The visuals are quite nice, and its free. Go check it out.
the icon looks familiar.