introNetworks Releases Online Community Builder

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Social Networking customers can now completely configure their online community instantly using an intuitively designed Flex-based system.

Community Builder UI

Our customers have reacted very positively to this enabling technology and given us tremendous feedback during the Beta release. They have told us that the Community Builder gives them much greater freedom and control of the creation of their online community.

introNetworks, a technology company that creates online communities for professionals, announced the immediate availability of an online method for creating instant online communities using software developed with Adobe® Flex technology.

"Following on the recent release of the Adobe Developer Community we are pleased to be able to show continued technological leadership in the social networking market," said Kymberlee Weil, President and co-founder of introNetworks. "With Community Builder we have given our customers the power to create their own communities with control over every aspect of the site."

introNetworks has been working closely with its customers for over a year to develop this online method for them. With the release of the Community Builder customers can now work collaboratively with key stakeholders in their organization and build the site at their own pace. Early users of this new capability have been able to configure a complete site in an afternoon.

"We licensed introNetworks' visualization matching engine to further enhance our own enterprise social network solutions. And with this new online Community Builder, it honestly could not be easier or more intuitive to use," said Shelli Wright, Creative Director, at Neighborhood America. "I'm able to launch sites for prospective customers in hours, not weeks."

"With Community Builder we have broken down the process of creating an online community into three easy steps. Our customers upload graphics, define what types of people will be in the social network and create tags, questions and select which features will be presented to the end users," said Mark Sylvester, CEO and Co-Founder of introNetworks. "Our customers have reacted very positively to this enabling technology and given us tremendous feedback during the Beta release. They have told us that the Community Builder gives them much greater freedom and control of the creation of their online community."

About the introNetworks Community Builder™:
Built completely in on the Adobe® Flex™ platform, this Rich Internet Application follows the award winning design philosophy of the introNetwork platform and guides community builders through the process, breaking down the process into an intuitive set of steps.

Highlights of the platform include:

  •     Point and Click interface to configuration process
  •     Upload graphics and define colors for all aspects of the user interface
  •     Create 'Pins' for People, Companies, Articles, Sessions/Classes, Products or any type of content that is applicable to the community
  •     Define how users will access and complete their Profile including definition of each field's properties; editable, visible, required, etc
  •     Select from hundreds of sets of words to be used as Tags / Keywords or add their own
  •     Add intriguing questions that are tailored to fit business objectives of the site
  •     Selectively add features as appropriate including Calendars, Advertising, Resources, Forums, Video, File Sharing and Online Content links
  •     Preview site during construction phase as often as necessary to see how users will experience site customizations

About introNetworks:
The company was founded four years ago by Mark Sylvester, CEO, who as co-founder of Wavefront Technologies is an expert in visualization software and Kymberlee Weil, President, internationally recognized as an expert on Adobe's Flash technology.

Since 2003, introNetworks Inc. has delivered a flexible social networking platform for creation and management of online communities which drive continual success for events, associations and corporations. The introNetworks technology platform unites employees, partners and customers, powering extremely valuable communities in media, technology and knowledge management. Clients include: Adobe, Autodesk, Business Objects, CMP, George P Johnson Company, Starcom MediaVest Group (SMG), TED, The American Society for Training and Development (ASTD), The American Society of Association Executives (ASAE and the Center), The Harvard Business School, Young Presidents Organization and Ziff Davis.

The company is headquartered in Santa Barbara, California. For more information, please visit the introNetworks website at http://www.intronetworks.com or call (805) 576-1420.

Contact:
Mark Sylvester
805 576 1421

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