SOURCE: 5Degrees


September 13, 2011 00:01 ET

5Degrees Demos Contact Management System for Mobile Professionals

Freemium iOS and Web-Based SaaS Lets Mobile Professionals Organize and Manage Their Relationships

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 13, 2011) - DEMO FALL 2011 CONFERENCE -- 5Degrees announced today the upcoming beta release of its web- and mobile-based contact management system for mobile professionals. Users can consolidate, manage and interact with connections across all major personal, social and professional networks. The fresh approach to networking will be unveiled at DEMO Fall 2011, a three-day conference and expo celebrating the hottest new product releases of the year. 5Degrees is the recipient of a scholarship sponsored by Alcatel-Lucent to launch their business at DEMO. The core 5Degrees product will be available for free. Power users and multi-seat users pricing will start at $9.99 per month. 5Degrees will open to selected beta users in October.

"5Degrees brings you closer to your connections. We're like Evernote for your contacts, with a dash of Google Circles thrown in," said Jeb Ory, Co-founder of 5Degrees and The App House. "Your digital Rolodex is your most valuable asset. Customers are raving about the early versions of 5Degrees."

A mobile professional's must-have app, 5Degrees replaces the phone's "dumb" contact list with a smart, automated system that lets you manage all of your relationships directly from the mobile or web app. 5Degrees helps you stay current with your contacts, making it easy to jot notes, and making sure you never forget to follow through. The company also uses a novel circles/grouping system that allows users to flag contacts with various groups that can be searched and sorted.

"5Degrees reminds me of Evernote for contacts," said Matt Marshall, executive producer, DEMO. "5Degrees is a light-weight CRM that just looks easy to use. They have plans to let users overlay data on top of the app, generating even more insights."

The 5Degrees app will be available on the iTunes App Store for a limited time only soon after the product's DEMO Fall 2011 debut -- 5Degrees will email registrants who sign up on the website on September 13th and 14th when it becomes available. The app will only be available for 5 hours on each designated day, so be prepared to act fast. An Android and HD iPad version are scheduled for fall release; additional features will also be added in the upcoming weeks.

App Highlights include:

  • Ability to import, monitor, track, and interact with contacts from multiple sources in one centralized location, directly from the app.
  • Add notes, tags and even social circles to contacts and then find people by that information.
  • Schedule events and reminders by type and then get reminders when they come due.
  • Contact logs for all communication that takes place via phone and email, social communications coming soon.

Browser-based version coming soon:
Concurrent with browser launch will be opening access to Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Google contacts.

About 5Degrees
Founded in 2011 by University of Chicago Booth School of Business classmates Kilton Hopkins, Jeb Ory, and Kelly Schwedland, 5Degrees was spun out from The App House, a Chicago-based mobile software application development firm. Follow us on Twitter at @Get5Degrees and like us on Facebook at the 5Degrees fan page.

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