Posted by jonathan at 2:42pm EST on 10/31/2006
Why did you decide to sell the company?
We believe that joining Google will accelerate our team’s vision of offering users the best collaboration platform on the web. Google shares our vision and presents us with the world’s best environment for delivering on it.
Will paying customers still be charged?
We will no longer be billing customers for the use of the service. Although you will still have use of the product at your current pricing plan, we won’t charge you anymore when your current billing cycle expires.
Ok, so what? What exactly is JotSpot anyway? After doing a little research, JotSpot allows for easy integration across multiple platforms to share and use documents, galleries, spreadsheets, and more. So again, so what? Google already has this, right? Well, sort of. They already have the platform, but the integration between everything is not quite what they want it to be or what it should be.
The primary goal for JotSpot is for project management. Allowing for everything to be web-based and manage everything in one place so you’re always using the most current version. I know we’ve all had those projects with e-mailing files around and not having the latest version of the file. This will help with project management and turn Google Docs into a easy-to-use platform.