October 25, 2011

Announcing karmaCRM Mobile!

BY John Paul Narowski IN karmaCRM News and Updates 19 Comments


Please note that karmaCRM Mobile is no longer supported as outlined in the article below (and only applied to karma1 users).

Instead, for karma2 users, we would like to provide you with a link to download the karmaCRM iOS app (for iPhone). You can find it by clicking here.

October 25, 2011

After much ado, the karmaCRM mobile app is here. We understand the importance of accessing your contacts and CRM data on the run and want you to know we are committed to constantly expanding our mobile presence. This launch is just the first of many regarding mobile so be on the lookout for more to come. This version is still beta, but we wanted to get it into your hands as quickly as possible to get your feedback.

We are proud to announce the availability of karmaCRM for the following devices:

  • iPhone 3G+
  • Android 2.0+
  • BlackBerry OS 6+ Blackberry Torch

Trying it Out

To access karmaCRM mobile, enter the following url into your mobile browser:

Be sure to replace [your-subdomain] with the subdomain you use to access your karmaCRM account. Please note that this application will only run on the default webkit browser. It won’t run on Opera or Firefox.

Adding app to your home screen on IPhone

  1. Tap the safari bookmark button (second from the right)
  2. Add to home screen

Adding app to your home screen on Android

  1. Bookmark karmaCRM in the browser
  2. Open the bookmarks page
  3. Press and hold the karmaCRM bookmark
  4. Select Add to Home screen


We plan on having full feature coverage of karmaCRM within our mobile app in the long run, but started with the features we found to be most crucial.

  • Contacts
  • Companies
  • Tasks
  • Notes
  • Events
  • Search

Why Not Native?

Cross Platform
Instead of focusing on one platform at a time, we wanted to engineer a product that could reach the widest audience possible. By choosing to do a mobile friendly version first, it gets karmaCRM immediately into the hands of IPhone, Andriod and Blackberry users, which covers a wide majority of the mobile market.

Increasing Speed
We believe that HTML5 powered mobile apps are only going to get faster as browser and mobile devices continue to improve.

Rapid Development
We wanted to release a mobile application that was able to be as agile and rapidly updated as our web app. This mobile app allows us to be very responsive to your suggestions and issues, shorten feature development time, and get it in your hands sooner.

Whats next?

We want your feedback on how we can make improve this app, and give you the features you need while on the go. Our future plans includes making this app installable on IPhone and Android and a mobile app designed specifically for IPad or Android Tablets.

Offline Access?
For the first few versions of this app we decided against offline access, so we could be sure to get it online as quickly as possible. We will be adding offline access in the future as we get closer to version 2, so consider it in the roadmap.

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