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!
VoIP visionary (VON,Vonage,Vivox)
Angel investor (Twitter, foursquare)
Social media luminary (140conf, State of Now)
3 x CEO (including DeltaThree through IPO)
LBS and VOIP pioneer
Experienced mobile technology leader (Vringo, OmniSky, Motorola)
Passionate about building mobile products and teams
Senior product leadership roles (IBM, Intelematics, NomadIQ)
User interface expert for emerging platforms (mobile, webtv, in-vehicle)
Leading tech blogger (Huffington Post, Business Insider, Gigaom, Mashable and more)
Startup advisor and mentor at Microsoft and Google Startup Accelerator
Mobile Communications Expert (iSkoot, Integra8, Emblaze Mobile, OmniSky, CheckPoint)
Legendary software guru (TimeBridge, Proficiency, BRM, BackWeb, IDF intelligence unit)
Mobile Interface Graphics Expert
Creating Interfaces since QVGA was considered XHDPI
Quality Champion (Lockheed Martin)
Passionate about quality – people and products
Director of Quality
BA in Economics from Columbia University, former financial analyst at Bloomberg LP
Loves working with Excel a little too much
Experienced in all Real Time levels from boot to app (ECI, Emblaze Semiconductor/Zoran, NDS/Cisco)
Architecture, system view and creation are my cup of tea.
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 central stream of conversation, easy access to shared files, shared events, polling and one touch group calling.
Simply follow the invitation link in the email/SMS/Facebook message/LinkedIn message to join the Zula you were invited to. If you already have the application, you will be taken directly into the stream of conversation of that Zula. 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 either use your existing Facebook or Google accounts to quickly log in to Zula, or create a brand new Zula account if you want to keep it separate.
You can either go and download Zula from the App Store or Google Play, or if you have already been invited to a Zula, 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.
A Zula can have 18 people including the owner, so you can invite 17 to your Zula.
No. You need to have a relationship with them; either they are Facebook friends with you, Google contacts, LinkedIn Connections, or you have an entry in your native address book – whether phone number or email address. Any of these relationships is enough to create a Zula invitation.
You can either invite people as soon as you create a new Zula or later on by opening the Zula 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 Zula that you are part of, from Facebook, Google or LinkedIn.
From the My Zulas screen, tap on the + sign to create a new Zula. You just need to add a name, graphic and a mission for your Zula and you are ready to start inviting people.
Yes you can. Each Zula has a unique email address. To find out the email address, click on the Zula name or drag it down to reveal Zula information. You will find there the email address of the Zula, and can long tap on it to copy the email address. Check in your Profile that you have an email address registered with Zula. Make sure that any emails you send to the Zula are 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 Zula.
You can use Zula with Google Drive (as well as with many other applications on your device or tablet) by opening any file and selecting the “Open In” option and selecting Open in Zula. You will be prompted to select a particular Zula to share the file in. This will create a new Zula 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 means “Pay Attention” and may be used to get people’s attention to concentrate the discussion on a particular topic or decision to be made.
Once you are in the Zula 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 photo to the Zula.
Once you are in the Zula composer, tap the Paperclip icon and choose Dropbox – you will enter your Dropbox at the top level and can tap on Attach to choose a file to share with the Zula. Don’t forget to add some text to explain why you are sending this file to the Zula. The first time you do this you will need to enter your user name and password for Dropbox.
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 Zula.
Yes. From the My Zulas view, simply tap the People tab to see a list of all the people you are connected to in one or more Zulas.
Shared Files lets you get immediately to a store of all the documents, photos and links that were shared in a particular Zula at any time. Its a very quick way to jump to an important document that you need to find.
When someone in the Zula 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.
By clicking it you will be able to go directly to Zula and choose to accept or decline the call.
If you are already in the Zula app, you will be prompted to accept or decline the call.
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.
Zula calls are free at launch.
No – any member of the Zula can start a call.
To start a Zula call all you need to do is Tap the Call button. All members of the Zula will be alerted that an active Zula 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 Zula 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 use a tablet or iPod with Wifi access and you will be able to use all the features 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.