Autodesk Instant will allow users to exchange messages, share photos, video and their location. Users can communicate with anyone in their address book or a colleague that has verified their email with the app service.
The app is free and the service is free. So far I have tried out the app with Curt Moreno, the Kung Fu Drafter, and it was easy enough to use. He didn’t have Instant set up yet when I started the conversation so Instant went on its backup SMS delivery system. Essentially it seems to be using my phone’s SMS options. I was able to send him pictures just like you would any SMS or texting app. I also sent him a map of my location. Now he is stalking me!
Instant allows for one on one conversations or for group conversations. I plan on investigating this new app and service from Autodesk further and will report back as soon as I have more information.
I have several questions for Autodesk about Instant and I am sure you do too.
Scott Sheppard, Autodesk Labs, discusses Autodesk Instant in his blog.
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