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Action Method for iPhone (2.0)

Apple has approved and posted version 2.0 of the iPhone application for Action Method Online. The new version is, in fact, an entirely redesigned application, resulting from over seven months of design and development.

As Scott Belsky, CEO of Behance, explained, “Our goal was simple: To make Action Method the absolute BEST collaborative task management application available for the iPhone. We wanted it to seamlessly sync (and back-up) with the online version of the application, enable the user to organize their Action Steps by Project, Due Date, Color, Who Delegated It, Priority, or any other keyword.”

Unlike other task management applications for the iPhone, Action Method Mobile both (1) seamlessly syncs over the cellular network as well as a wireless internet connection, and (2) is collaborative, enabling users to delegate (and accept/reject) Action Steps (tasks) from each other.

Read More Information about Action Method Mobile 2.0 on the Team Blog

AIGA Announces Partnership

AIGA, the professional association for design, is the oldest and largest professional membership organization for design. AIGA’s mission is to advance designing as a professional craft, strategic tool and vital cultural force.

“This fall, AIGA’s member portfolios are moving to a new platform hosted by the Behance Network. This transition reflects AIGA’s commitment to providing professional tools for designers to develop their practice, in this case by promoting themselves and their work in an extensive network, with a clear designation as belonging to the professional association for design.”

Read the announcement here.

Behance Launches The 99% Site

Behance is thrilled to announce its latest launch: The99percent.com, inspired by Thomas Edison’s famous quote, “Genius is 1% inspiration, 99% perspiration,”

What started as a research effort in early 2005 has become a robust think tank that serves the creative world.

The concept is simple: As creatives, we don’t need more ideas. What we need is better follow-through. To this end, the 99% delivers articles, tips, interviews, video, and events – all designed to help you push ideas forward.

In our articles and interviews, we offer a behind-the-scenes look at the processes of creatives we admire across industries. People like Stefan Sagmeister, Seth Godin, Moby, Ji Lee, Jonathan Harris, Ze Frank, and many more.

For pragmatic, actionable advice, we publish regular tips based on the Behance team’s interviews and research. We complement these online tips with a monthly series of live sessions at our New York office, where we present our research in a personal setting.

Finally, as we build up to our flagship event in April of 2010 – the 99% Conference – we’re rolling out videos from the inaugural 2009 conference, including talks from Pentagram’s Michael Beirut, Google’s Ji Lee, bestelling author Seth Godin, Threadless.com founders Jeff Kalmikoff and Jake Nickell, Echoing Green’s Cheryl Dorsey, and many more.

Fast Company at The 99% Conference

Fast Company – the business magazine that reports on innovation, digital media, technology, change management, leadership, design and social responsibility – attended The 99% Conference and blogged about some of the best bits. They introduced the day with “The Sweat Conference” … Kicks Off” followed by an outline of Behance Best Practices — The 7 Principles of Success. As the speaker line-up evolved, they captured some best practices as presented by Ji Li, Cheryl Dorsey and Michael Beirut.

Macworld Reviews Behance.net

Industry magazine Macworld recently reviewed social networks and noted the Behance Network as “the largest and most feature-packed of the social portfolio sites.”

Macworld points out some of the differences between the Behance Network and the more traditional job-posting sites, “On job-listing sites like Monster.com and bidding sites like Elance, employers and clients must post an ad, then sift through the resulting flood of applications or bids; Behance works the opposite way. Its search-powered sieve lets clients examine profiles and portfolios for just the right skill-set and style. Then it’s the client who initiates contact privately and only to available, pre-qualified freelancers or job candidates.”

You can read the rest of the review of Macworld’s website.

Finalist: Silicon Alley Award

Behance was nominated and selected as a finalist for this year’s Silicon Alley Insider Awards, for the category of “Most Loved Product or Service.” Our team was humbled to be among a strong group of finalists including our friends at Facebook, Tumblr, and Daily Candy.

Nominee For Webby Awards 2009

The Behance Network was a finalist for the category of self-promotional tools in this year’s Webby awards – the premier web awards affiliated with the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences. The Behance Network was also an honoree in the categories of Best Visual Design and Best Community.

Advertising Age

According to Advertising Age, Behance can help improve the working lives of freelancers.  Through posting work and getting feedback and recognition, the Behance Network acts as a social lifeline for the self-employed. The article goes on to say that Action Method Online can enable disparate parties to keep track of tasks, timelines, and people involved with a given project, by coordinating work in loose, virtual networks.