Slack announced on January 28, 2015 that they have acquired Screenhero. Over the coming months, Slack will be migrating all of Screenhero’s many features, along with many new ones, to Slack. During this time, Slack teams on the Standard or Plus Plan can use Screenhero for free. Once the integration is complete, Screenhero as a standalone service will be phased out.
Screenhero is a collaborative screen sharing application. Screenhero allows users to collaborate on documents and projects in real-time by sharing their screens. The Screenhero API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of Screenhero with other applications. The main API method is sending an invitation to share the screen with other people and allowing them to see the screen.
Slack is a messaging platform for teams which brings all communication together, creating a single unified archive accessible through powerful search. It integrates with dozens of popular services such as Twitter, Dropbox, Trello, Asana, Google Docs, JIRA, MailChimp, Stripe, Zendesk, and others to help consolidate and make sense of the ever-growing flows of data that confront modern teams. Based in San Francisco, and with offices in Vancouver, Slack has raised $340 million from some of the world’s best recognized investors including Accel, Andreessen Horowitz, Social+Capital, KPCB, Google Ventures, Horizons Ventures, IVP, Spark, DST, and Index.
You can find more information about Slack’s acquisition of Screenhero on their blog.