Earlier this week, in an interview with the lovely and talented Taryn Southern, Miles Beckett, CEO of EQAL, foreshadowed a planned move by EQAL to create a consumer version of the software it developed to run its various project websites. Today, at Twiistup in Los Angeles, EQAL formalized the announcement with the introduction of Umbrella.
The software includes numerous features such as profiles, blogs, a forum, and video section as-well-as other features familiar to fans of EQAL's various endeavors. The software will compete directly with similar existing systems such as Ning, which is very popular with small community based projects. The software is currently in beta testing and no announcement has been made when the software will officially roll-out or on pricing or service plans.