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Dec 06 2013

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Former Woobian Bob Leung is now a Genie

GenieBelt logoBob Leung, a co-founder of Woobius, the ‘simply simple’ SaaS construction collaboration solution launched in early 2009, is now applying his architecture (ex Foster + Partners, Make) and his user experience design skills for Geniebelt, the Copenhagen-based developer of mobile construction SaaS solutions (post).

Bob LeungThe fit is good. Bob has a track record of innovating well-designed solutions for architects and other industry professionals. In addition to the core Woobius platform, he also helped develop Woobius Eye, a ground-breaking real-time mobile collaboration solution (post) which won a £23,000 Vodafone Clicks Award in 2009, and Woobius Showcase, an iOS-based marketing and content management platform (pwcom post). He has since applied his entrepreneurship and mobile app expertise via NearPixel, and with his brother Steve developed a LinkedIn-type application for doctors, rLocums. Throughout, Bob’s businesses have also deployed social media strongly to help build industry connections and promote their services

I met Gari Nickson of GenieBelt (not to be confused with Google’s Genie: post) in October and we talked about delivering new and potentially disruptive approaches to collaboration in the construction industry. Last week, I told a conference (post) that the industry cannot continue to rely solely on email-type communication processes, and needs to accommodate the mobile-friendly short-form status updates and real-time messaging tools that are increasingly being deployed on smartphones and tablets. GenieBelt was one of those companies I had in mind, and, with Bob, I think they have someone very much in tune with that vision.

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  1. SmartBuilder and Woobius close down | Extranet Evolution

    […] founder and serial entrepreneur Bob Leung has moved on, establishing three other businesses and in late 2013 he began applying some of his ‘simple collaboration’ learning as head of user […]

  2. GenieBelt construction app: free forever | Extranet Evolution

    […] GenieBelt provides a high level of functionality at no cost to the contractor or to subcontractors or end-users, which Nickson believes will encourage adoption. The web platform is supported across all common smartphones and tablets (there is also a native Apple iOS app, with an Android version coming soon). Accessing GenieBelt via a desktop or laptop will allow easy upload of project information from local hard-drives or network shared folders, so that the information is then available to all authorised project users. Information cannot be accidentally deleted or over-written, and GenieBelt has invested heavily in creating a user interface that is simple, logical and intuitive to use even if working out on-site wearing protective equipment (former Woobius founder, architect and user experience expert Bob Leung is part of the GenieBelt team). […]

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