The idea for Vibe came from the things that inspired me as a child.
I was a huge fan of science fiction. I loved Dragon Ball, Ghost in the Shell, and Blade Runner since I was young. Like many science fiction fans, I dreamt of being a futuristic thinker, creating marvelous machines that break down the boundaries of space and time.
Since the beginning, I wanted to build machines that enabled more personal, more human connections. Thankfully, I found a team of people who share my vision and values.
The problems we set out to solve were the same problems that we faced ourselves. Before Vibe was created, we used a stack of independent apps and software to collaborate across China and U.S. We wanted to create one tool-an immersive virtual environment, that could enable effortless communication from anywhere, all with a dash of magic — kind of like our product’s namesake, the “vibes” of the Harry Potter universe.
Running a team that stretched from Seattle to Shanghai, we met the same challenges that many modern companies face every day. Vibe Interactive Whiteboard was developed as a direct result of this experience.
Take our Remote-work feature as an example, which allows remote teams to connect by sharing Vibe boards easily through a simple code to those even without Vibe devices. This comes from our daily meetings, where we connect across the Pacific Ocean to chat, swap stories, and collaborate on projects.
Originally, that process involved exchanging meeting invites, following up on details, and dialing into conference lines. All of those cut the time we actually spent on collaborating.
Now we just need to sign into Vibe board, then pick up our work from wherever we left off using Vibe Cloud.
Everything we’ve put into Vibe (like wireless screencasting, integrations with popular apps, and annotations on all files) has come from our desire to create the product we needed most.
And we’re not done yet. We’re constantly innovating to create new solutions for an evolving world.
After two years, more and more creative young people have joined Vibe globally. Our offices are currently located in different countries and cities, expanding from Seattle to Shanghai, Hangzhou, and Shenzhen (3 cities in China).
Our team members also have diverse backgrounds. We have people that have studied or worked in America, Canada, France, Korea, Egypt and Algeria! Past positions held by Vibe team members include Designer at Facebook, Product Manager at Apple, Software Development Engineers at Twitter and Microsoft. The list goes on.
But now we are a part of Vibe, because we all share the values of passion for great products, open-mind, integrity, and customer first.
We work remotely each day using the Vibe interactive whiteboard. And we are here to help more people who want the most productive collaboration like us.
Thanks for reading. We couldn’t be more excited to finally share Vibe with you all.