Zu-la [Zoo - lah] (noun)
A place where you are happiest and relaxed.
A place you are most comfortable.
A place where you are happiest and relaxed.
A place you are most comfortable.
Zula is a mobile solution for team communication -- moving from fragmented threads to a seamless stream of focused conversation. Zula offers all the tools a team needs for ongoing interaction: instantly joining a conversation, discussing ideas, sharing content, taking a poll, and connecting over a conference call.
Create a Zula for the topic you want to discuss and choose people from different platforms (whether it be Facebook, Linkedin, Gmail, Contacts, or people you met through another Zula) to join the conversation. Zula participants can stay connected in the Zula or leave the group whenever they decide the mission is completed. The Zula you create is secure and private – only members can see the posts and files shared there.
Being in a Zula together means conference calling has never been easier — one simple tap and you’re in. No phone numbers, dial-in codes or bridges…just join the call and start to engage your fellow Zula members.
No more looking through e-mail attachments or scrolling down endless chat streams in order to find your files when you need them most. Everything your team shares is saved in a single place that is easy to access and search. With Zula, you can integrate your Dropbox and share different types of files. Everything you need for your team to succeed is always there, one click away.
Create different Zulas to stay connected with teams and run different projects under one roof. Don’t waste time jumping between apps in order to stay connected with your team. With push notifications, you can stay updated on what your team is talking about, no matter where you are.
Zula is a mobile-focused young startup that took a good look at the productivity landscape and decided it was time for a change. With a team comprised of pioneers in the communication space as well as established entrepreneurs, Zula has set a goal to streamline mobile collaboration and productivity.
With a cross-platform mobile app, Zula offers teams the ability to manage a task without the hassle of being glued to a computer. The experience incorporates all elements of the average work flow including file-sharing, group and one on one messaging, a seamless on boarding process, as well as one-touch conference calling for the whole team.
Zula is launching with some leading teams already on-board and is looking to bring team collaboration to the mobile digital era. Team up!
“If you don’t ask, the answer is no!”
- Words from Jeff’s father
“You never know.”
“Efficiency is doing things right; effectiveness is doing the right things.”
- Peter Drucker
“Imagination is more important than knowledge”
- Albert Einstein
“The only difference between ‘try‘ and ‘triumph‘ is a little ‘umph‘”
“There’s nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept.”
– Ansel Adams
“These are my principles. If you don’t like them, I have others.”
- Groucho Marx
“Luck is created by the prepared.”
“Something worth doing, is worth doing right!”
-Tom Hanks, A League of Their Own
Director of Quality
“There’s a fine line between chaos and creation.”
- Paul McCartney
“Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.”
- Bob Marley
“Opportunity does not knock, it presents itself when you beat down the door.”
- Kyle Chandler
“The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it.”
– Chinese Proverb
“Laugh and the world laughs with you, snore and you sleep alone.”
- Anthony Burgess
“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.”
- Abraham Lincoln
Dev Ops Engineer
You sure can! In the Spaces screen in the upper right hand corner there is a lightning bolt. Tapping on it will bring up your latest Activity Items. The first item listed there will allow you to retrieve your invitation depending on where you received it.
The Welcome Space is available to all users when they log in to Zula. Here you are welcome to try out all the features of Zula, even before you have created your own Space or accepted an invitation from someone else. When you send a message in this Space,
the Zula Team sees your message and will respond to any questions you may ask in person.
Zula will lead to a huge reduction in your email load! Zula helps teams to centralize, store and search the ongoing conversation and leads to less team email. Additionally, Zula enables you to seamlessly move from the written conversation to a call.
Zula provides all the tools needed for focused business conversations, while Whatsapp focuses on social interaction. Zula provides teams with an ongoing team space for conversation, easy access to shared files, shared events, polling and one touch group calling. Zula does not require you to enter your mobile number.
Simply follow the invitation link in the email/SMS/LinkedIn message to join the Space you were invited to. If you already have the application, you will be taken directly into the stream of conversation of that Space. If you don’t have the app yet, you will be able to download and install the app, once that is done you will be taken directly into the stream of conversation.
You can create a Zula account with your email address and password. If you signed in to Zula with your Facebook or Google credentials before we moved to email as the primary login mechanism, you will be able to preserve all your previous work by choosing “Previously signed in with Facebook or Google” and simply adding an email address at log in time.
You can either go and download Zula from the App Store or Google Play (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.zulaapp.zula), or if you have already been invited to a Space, simply follow the link in the invitation to install Zula.
Zula is free on launch for a limited time.
Zula is a mobile solution for team communication — moving from fragmented threads to a seamless stream of focused conversation. Zula offers all the tools a team needs for ongoing interaction: instantly joining a conversation, discussing ideas, sharing content, taking a poll, and connecting over a conference call. discussing ideas, sharing content, taking a poll, and connecting over a conference call.
You can invite 30 people to a Team Space.
No. You need to have a relationship with them; either through LinkedIn Connections or in your native address book as a phone number or email address. Any of these relationships is enough to create an invitation.
You can either invite people as soon as you create a new Space or later on by opening the Tools menu and choosing invite. You can choose to find the people you want to invite from your native address book on your device, from an existing Space that you are part of, or from your LinkedIn connections.
From the Spaces screen, tap on the + sign to create a new Space. You just need to add a name and you are ready to start inviting people. A default image will be assigned to your Space. You can choose from a number of default images by swiping, or add an image of your own to make your Team Space easily identifiable.
Yes you can. To mute a Space, click on the Space name or drag it down to reveal information about that Space. You will find there the option “Incoming Post Sounds”, and can toggle it on or off as you prefer.
Yes you can. Each Space has a unique email address. To find out the email address, click on the Space name or drag it down to reveal Zula information. There, you will find the email address of the Space, long tap on it to copy the email address. Be sure that you have an email address registered with Zula in your profile. Any emails that you send to the Space must be sent from the registered email address. When an email is converted to a Zula message, the subject line will show on the first line, and the email text on the second line. Any attachments to the email will become files shared with the Space.
You can use Zula with many applications on your phone or tablet (email attachment, storage accounts, etc.) by opening any file and selecting the “Open In” option and selecting Open in Zula. You will be prompted to select a particular Space to share the file in. This will create a new message with that document attached.
Use the Compose button to open the rich message composer. Use the @icon to mention / tag a particular member of the team in a message, that person will receive a notification that they were mentioned in that message. Also, their name appearing at the top of the message will indicate that they should take special notice.
To add a poll to a message, use the Compose button to open the rich message composer. Tap the poll icon (thumbs up/down) to ask your team for feedback on a document, idea, meeting time, feature name, or anything else…Team members will be able to easily vote directly in the message you post.
When composing a Zula message, the loudspeaker feature is used to create a message that is visually emphasized (larger text, purple color) to grab extra attention from the reader. It’s another way of telling other users to “pay attention” and may be used to get people’s attention towards a discussion on a particular topic or decision to be made.
Once you are in the composer, tap the Paperclip icon and choose “Link”. Enter the link URL and a name for the link, and don’t forget to add some text to explain why you are sending this link to the team. You can also copy a link from the browser, and it will automatically paste into the URL field when you choose “Link”.
Once you are in the composer, tap the Paperclip icon and choose Dropbox or Google Drive. The first time you do this you will need to enter your user name and password for your storage account. Simply tap on the file you wish to add to your message and add text.
Once you are in the Zula composer, tap the Camera icon to select an existing photo or to take a new one. Don’t forget to add some text to explain why you are sending this photo to the Space.
At the bottom of the Space, there is a “Compose” button. Tap on this button to open the rich message composer. The composer includes the ability to include photos, videos, attached files, polls, mentions, and “pay attention” messages.
Yes, there are two ways to start a call directly with a specific person, either by tapping on their photo when you see a post from them in a Space, or by opening the 1-1 tab and selecting them from that list. Once the message thread opens, you can tap the Phone icon to initiate a call.
Yes, there are two ways to start chatting directly with a specific person, either by tapping on their photo when you see a post from them in a Space, or by opening the 1-1 tab and selecting them from that list.
Yes. From the Spaces screen, tap the 1-1 tab to see a list of all the people you are connected to in one or more Spaces. Tap on any person’s name to directly message them or start a direct voice call.
Yes! In any Space tap on the Tools button and then the Search button to open a search screen. Type in any word/s you would like to search for, the search results will include both posts to the Space and file names of attachments that were posted to the Space.
Yes. Tap the Tools button and then the Members button to see a list of all the people that belong to a Space. Tap on any person’s name to directly message them or start a direct voice call.
Shared Files lets you get immediately to a store of all the documents, photos and links that were shared in a particular Space at any time. Its a very quick and friendly way to jump to an important document that you need to find.
Tap on the Tools button and then the Events button in the Space. You will see a list of all the scheduled events in the Space.
To create an event, tap the Tools button, and then tap the Events button. Use the + sign to create a New Event. Add a name, time and description. The event announcement will be added to the stream, and members of the Space will be able to open it and accept or decline the event. The owner, and any members who accepted the event will have it in the native calendar app on their phone or tablet, and will receive reminders according to their regular settings.
When someone in the Space initiates a call you will receive a notification on your phone. If the app is in the background you will hear a call notification as well as see a push notification.
If you didn’t accept the call in time, you will still be able to join the call for as long as it continues, simply by tapping the notification that the Zula call has started.
Conference calls are free at launch.
No – any member of the Space can start a call.
To start a Conference Call in Zula all you need to do is Tap the Call button. All members of the Space will be alerted that an active call is starting. You will hear some music as the call is initiated. As people join you will hear a beep. A call bar will allow you to use speaker and mute functions, to see which members have joined the call, and to hang up the call. You do not need to know any numbers or codes to create or join a Conference Call.
Zula supports left-to-right and right-to-left languages. Most testing has been conducted in English and Hebrew, so let us know if you encounter any language specific issues.
Zulas are private by nature. The creator of the Zula uses their own contacts and social connections to invite people to a Zula. No-one can see any content in a Zula unless they have been invited by the creator of the Zula.
Zula never uploads your contact information to our servers, and only lets you access your contact information in order to invite your colleagues to connect. All communication between the application and the server takes place via SSL. (Secure Sockets Layer)
Android phones and tablets running Android 2.3.3 or higher.
iOS devices including iPads, iPod Touches and iPhones running iOS 6.0 and higher.
No. You can also use a tablet or iPod with Wifi access and you will be able to use all thefeatures of Zula, including calling.
No. Zula is one of the only communications apps that never needs to know your phone number.
Yes you can! In any ZULA that you are not the owner of, open ZULA Tools from the bottom left corner. Tap on the question mark icon to tell us your feature ideas. You can also tap on Send Feedback in your Profile.
Its very easy to let your friends know about ZULA. If you just want them to try out the app, go to your Profile in Zula. Tap on Tell a Friend to email a link to download ZULA. But if you are ready for your friends or colleagues to join a conversation, invite them to a ZULA that you created. You can invite them through the ZULA app, Facebook, email, SMS, LinkedIn or Google.
Yes you can! Please give your suggestions directly to us by posting in the Welcome Space.
Go to the Welcome Space, there you can ask any questions directly using the application, to the Zula team. A member of the team will respond as soon as possible to help you.