SHANGHAI, April 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Shanghai-based naked Hub, the largest network of premium coworking in Asia, launches a community mobile app that allows Hubbers -- naked Hub's members -- to connect with each other anytime, anywhere; and new naked Angles, executive assistants available for every tenant at their fingertips.
"What makes coworking so attractive is its spirit of collaboration and creativity, as well as the strong sense of community centered around shared ideals," said Jonathan Seliger, CEO of naked Hub. "Today's launch of the mobile app and naked Angles functionality are a new step forward on sharing. They make naked Hub truly an online and offline coworking network. Members here are sharing not only space, but also wisdom and services of each other."
The naked Hub mobile app emerges from three months of beta testing at naked Innovation, the naked Group's in-house incubator. Hubbers can post various business needs in the app's main page and other Hubbers may reply with direct solutions, introductions to relevant people or companies or other suggestions. The app's operational team also seeks direct solutions and performs matchmaking services, recommending solutions or connecting Hubbers who may be able to help each other. The app also allows Hubbers to purchase membership using WeChat or Alipay and book meeting rooms. During the testing, monetary value of problems solved for Hubbers had amounted to 2.5 million RMB.
The naked Angels feature transforms the definition of executive assistants, who usually report to very senior executives of large companies exclusively. But now, the naked Angles functionality instantly connects Hubbers to executive assistants by voice call or chat. They can be called by any member using the naked Hub app or through physical red phones installed in every naked Hub location. naked Angles, trained out of naked Group's hospitality expertise, can perform basic tasks such as ordering coffee, booking plane tickets or making dinner reservations, as well as more complicated business needs such as recruiting a website designer or finding a patent lawyer.
"These two innovations solve Hubbers' business needs with the ease of luxury resort hospitality," said Dominic Penaloza, Chief Innovation Officer at naked Group. "Coworking has never been made so effortless. Instead of chores, tenants can focus on their own entrepreneurship or freelance life and enjoy helping others and being helped."
The naked Hub app and the naked Angle function are just two newest additions to the coworking network's digital landscape. Previously, the naked Group Innovation team has custom-built the naked Hub Operation System, a software platform by a team comprised of veterans of well-known Internet companies including Alibaba, Didi Chuxing, Ele.me and Autodesk.
Since November 2015, naked Hub has developed eight coworking locations in prime Shanghai neighborhoods: Xintiandi, Xuhui (Hunan Lu and Fuxing Lu), shopping area (Nanjing Lu), Financial District (Century Avenue), transportation hub (Hongqiao Hub), Jingan and Gubei. Another four locations are currently in the final stages of development: two in Beijing's 798 district catering to arts and innovation and two in downtown Hong Kong. Going forward, naked Hub aims to grow to 21 locations (approximately 100,000 square meters and 15,000 members) across China mainland, Hong Kong, Vietnam and other key Asian cities in the near future.
Each naked Hub location is typically home to 500 to 1500 people who work at 100 to 300 companies. naked Hub offers its members workspaces with varying degrees of privacy and flexibility ranging from private fixed offices to open "hot desks". naked Hub members, called "Hubbers", enjoy sharing various physical spaces such as meeting rooms and pantries or assets such as printers and WIFI infrastructure. Each Hub also features a Living Room, a large shared event space designed for collaboration and community. In addition, all naked Hubs feature Community Team who perform business match-making service and accelerate the pace at which the Hubbers collaborate and do business together.
About naked Hub
naked Hub is work redesigned. Our innovative and beautiful workspaces are home to a diverse community of companies and individuals who interact, collaborate, and do business with one another.
Offering unprecedented freedom, financial flexibility, and an invaluable online-to-offline community, naked Hub is a platform designed to help start-ups, SMEs and MNCs across all industries, to increase their success in business.
For more information, visit http://www.nakedhub.com
About naked Group
naked Group was established in 2007 and is focused on lifestyle and hospitality products. From unique eco-friendly resorts to immersive activities to creative workspaces, naked is rethinking how we connect with people, spaces and ourselves. naked has a big dream in a changing world to make life more fun, healthy and naked for all to enjoy.
The company's foundation is in hospitality, first with naked Home -- a boutique mountain getaway in Moganshan, Zhejiang province -- and later award-winning naked Stables -- the first LEED Platinum certified resort in China. Garnering attention from international and domestic media and earning awards in their industry, naked Stables put Moganshan back on the map of China's must-go destinations. The resort business will expand to include new locations: naked Castle (Moganshan), naked Water (Taihu, Suzhou), naked Spring (Shaoxing), naked Creek (Chengdu), and more.
Over the years, naked Group has launched other lifestyle businesses -- naked Hub, naked Discovery, encompassing co-working, immersive activities. naked Group is a community devoted to inspiring people to live well, live light, live healthy and "live naked".
For more information visit www.livenaked.com