[App Review] easyUP- Async Video Standups For Teams

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What is Video Standups?

Before getting to Easy Up, we should first understand what does “Async Video Standups” means. Video standup is short videos uploaded in a social platform. As we live in the era of Snapchat, Instagram and WhatsApp uploading your status through “Story UI” is the deal now. Be it your day to today activity, about your job or personal life, and peoples are now express everything by uploading videos through various social media platforms. The length of the video differs from few seconds to few minutes depending upon the application. Connecting with the world by mere sitting at your home, makes them feel like a part of it and hence generate the concept of remote access.

Remote Access

Remote access means merely accessing a system, data or file from a remote location. A lot of companies allow their employees to have the opportunity of working from home. Remote work is getting popular across the globe.

According to the survey report of “The State of Remote Work 2018”, 50% of American workers now work remotely at least some of the time and 90% of remote worker plan on doing work remotely throughout their carrier. Now the question of proper communication and management among the team arises? Video standups provide a platform for employees or team members to communicate through video anywhere anytime. The employee does not have to be present physically in order to get updated with ongoing team activity. Video standups act as a tool to communicate and manage work while working remotely. It can help to perform conference calls, meetings, performance review discussions, the possibilities are endless.

How Does Easy Up help?

The question is why we should use easy up for carrying out video standups? Well, the name of the app clearly states “Easy Up: Async Video Standups for teams”, it’s an application dedicated for the very purpose. This application provides different categories for bifurcating your team into respective sections. The team members can upload video standups of about 30 seconds to 5 minutes. All the respective team members can see the uploaded video, thus the message is appropriately communicated without the hassle of conducting a meeting or being in one.

Features

The application uses “Story UI” concept, which is now trending in all primary social media platform. In which short videos are uploaded and displayed for a specified time for people to see it. As soon as you download the application, it gives you the option to register through your work email id so as to help you connect through your colleagues and team members. It is advisable to use your work email id in order to keep you updated with the videos of your colleagues. It also seeks permission for accessing your photo/media files, camera, and microphone which helps for uploading video. Now, the app shows you different team categories, which are:

  • Sales Team
  • Marketing Team
  • IT Team
  • Maxi T
  • Social Media Team

You can opt for the team mentioned above as per your type of business and operation. If you run a marketing company, you can choose for the marketing team, if your firm provides IT services you can choose for the IT team and so on. Your opted categories will display on a panel on the left. Now you can start posting videos or start receiving them. Above mentioned categories helps you to manage your work and carry out the operation of the concerned department in a smooth manner. Sales team’s videos will be received in “Sales Team” category and the respective members in the group can view it. On the panel below the team option, notification setting is also given, which acts as a reminder for you to view the particular team’s video or to post in them.

Pros and Cons

  • The application is smooth and dedicated for a sole purpose. The team members can communicate and mark their presence anywhere any time by video standups. The app is excellent for conferencing and bringing together every team member. Members can carry out video standups /startups/Story UI through anywhere, and the length of the standup can be from 30 seconds to 5 minutes. It also has an option for autoplay and preloading of videos on WIFI.
  • The major drawback of the application is that it’s limited to a specific group of users. The application cannot be used as a typical social media platform. It has a corporate approach and best suited for the business class peoples and peoples working as a team or are a vital part of it.

Conclusion

easyUp uses video standups and Story UI concepts to collaborate your team members more effectively. It boosts the culture of remote access and anywhere working. Team leaders can use this application to conduct regular video check-ins from any remote location. The developer made this application for a specified purpose and did justice to it. So go ahead and use easyUP application to improve your business and teamwork.

I hope this information is useful.