Mavenlink Releases HTML5 Project Management App

By Gerard Longo, Assistant Editor — July 24, 2012

Mavenlink, a project management solutions company based in Irvine, California, has developed an eponymous mobile application that is ready for launch and uses HTML5 to allow companies to manage, share and collaborate on projects and information on virtually any mobile device.

Mavenlink, which was founded by CEO Ray Grainger alongside Roger Neel and Sean Crafts, whom Grainger met during his time with InQuira, has integrated with applications such as QuickBooks and the Google Apps suite to allow its current 300,000-plus users to view files, manage tasks and track time and expenses to ensure workforce efficiency and communication from anywhere.

Having this ability is becoming increasingly important for companies in the enterprise. Grainger told Mobile Enterprise that an estimated 30 percent of the workforce in the United States is outsourced to an outside company, and that number is expected by some to increase to 40 percent by the end of the decade.

"With the mobile workforce growing at an increasingly rapid pace, it has become clear that businesses require a centralized platform to collaborate freely from any location at any time," Grainger said. "As one of the most popular work management solutions on the market, Mavenlink remains committed to providing the best online project and collaboration solution for service providers and companies of all sizes. The availability of our new, mobile application dramatically enhances our customers’ ability to conduct business in a secure, collaborative online workplace."

Neel, the Chief Technical Officer of Mavenlink, noted that the new application is compatible with all known email clients and can support up to 100 MB of attachments in sent emails. This was added due to the high demand from Mavenlink clients.

"One of the earliest features people requested was pure integration with email," Neel said.

HTML5 Use Makes for Quick Feature Updates

Updates to Mavenlink - and with 70 new features per week, there are plenty - are made faster by the application's use of HTML5. With a single, multi-platform code base, Grainger believes Mavenlink will continue to improve its ability to meet a high level of demand and increased traffic volume for the Mavenlink app.

"One of the reasons we chose to use HTML5 was so we can make the 70 or so features we deploy every week available to everybody on Planet Earth," Grainger said.

Overall, those behind Mavenlink believe they have developed a fast, easy-to-use solution for the enterprise and can't wait to get started.

"We're super excited to get this out there," Neel said. "It's been a long time coming."

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