Notes from SF:

Hall helps teams and companies communicate in real-time. Our all-in-one unified communications app has everything your company needs to communicate and get things done.

Where has that app been for the last few years? Basecamp’s (formerly 37Signals) Highrise never progressed into an app. It stayed stuck being a website where you could instant message with your team, now it’s shuttered. Teams, who are increasingly working remote, are using every communication tool in the book and the message and continued communication stream gets lost among the endless text messages, Google Hangout chatter, and other Twitter DMs. Hall wants to bring this all together.

Shadrach and I visited the founder Brett Hellman at their brand new offices in SF. The team just recently relocated from Mountain View to attract better development talent. And I’ve not been in Mountain View, but with digs like these in such a great location I understand why they did it. What a fantastic move. I’ve been thinking long that tech companies will start occupying space that’s been left empty by retail or other services businesses that haven’t survived the change in consumer behavior.

With last week’s WhatsApp announcement Hall find’s itself in a fascinating space and are looking for great developers to join their team.