6rounds is a social entertainment platform that mixes webcam chats, interactive features & social games in a fun and playful video chat environment. If you are bored after keeping in touch with your friends in just 140 characters or with no real one on one conversation, it’s time for you to check out 6rounds.
After covering some of the great apps used in production at WorkingPoint and our own Envato, we asked 6rounds share the apps that help them brew the secret sauce. If you are not familiar with 6rounds, be sure to check out our review of the app!.
Developed and maintained by two developers from the 6rounds team, //aSnippet (Yep. It’s name has two slashes as a prefix) is useful to keep all frequently used code snippets (As3, As2, Js, PHP, HTML, MXML etc.) in one place that’s accessible from any computer. By using the Adobe AIR application or the plugin for Adobe Flash, code snippets can be shared publicly for others to consume and in return you can use the code snippets that they share too. //aSnippets was initially developed for internal use but now is available for everyone.
It’s true when they claim in the official web page that WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time. Gone are the days when you have to pay up for getting a blog set up. WordPress is arguably the one open source project that has no real competitors. With the help of an array of plugins from the plugin repository for SEO & enhancing the core functionality, WordPress powers the self hosted 6rounds official blog.
The Interweb is as neutral as it gets but there is one Overlord whom everyone should please to go anywhere. Being the smart guys they are, the 6rounds team haven’t opted to go with link farms and are using the tools of SEOmoz. SEOmoz is a pioneer in the field of legitimate SEO techniques and seems to be the popular choice of a lot of startups of late.
TweetDeck multi platform social network management tool that has been around forever now. Interesting tweets about 6rounds & it’s competitors and general trends pertaining to the industry in general are tracked with this app. Easy account management is one of the reasons 6rounds attribute for using TweetDeck. For those following social media & tools, our editor’s wildly popular “10 Reasons I’m Switching from TweetDeck to HootSuite” article will be a great read.
More and more startups & even large comapnies have started eating their own dog food ie. use their own product for production as well as testing. When I was reviewing 6rounds in length I was so impressed to see how much a small service has evolved into a social communication platform in a few months time, hopefully that was because of this practice. When communicating with each other inside the office, for conference calls and online business meetings, they use the 6rounds app.
From the stable of immensely popular 37Signals, Basecamp is a project collaboration app that does not believe pictures and numbers get projects done in time. The idea behind Basecamp is that by bringing people together and by effective communication & collaboration, it is possible to get things done efficiently. 6rounds team uses this web app for managing their outsourced projects.
Trac is a wildly popular, open source self hosted issue tracking system known for its minimalistic approach to web-based software project management. It is the main project management tool for bug tracking, code management and time management of the development team. If you are looking for alternative choices, check out our roundup “8 Bug Tracking Apps”
De MonsterDebugger is an open source debugger for Adobe Flash, Flex and AIR. 6rounds is developed heavily on Adobe Flash and the development team uses for debugging flash applications. In addition, another flash debugger Arthropod is also used.
6rounds team uses Google Talk for communicating internally within the team and from elsewhere in the office.
We would love to hear your thoughts on the apps used by the 6rounds team. Are they using the best apps or can they do better?