Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Scrumblr - An Online Planning Tool With Potential

Scrumblr is a web-based version of a Scrum agile sprint board that supports real-time collaboration. It is very simple and fun to use with a lot of potential. I would like to see password protection added for the boards with an option to save the board as a image file. User accounts and additional features would make this a full fledged online collaboration tool. It is built using NodeJS, WebSocket (using Socket.IO), CSS3, and jQuery and the source code is available for free under GNU General Public License. One of the features that took me a few times using to find is to click on "unknown" (bottom right) and type your name. When each person accessing the board through the provided link does this you can see who is on it, and if they don't, you can see someone unknown is viewing.


Screenshot of Scrumblr