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Zendesk Launches Enhanced Android Application

December 7, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO–, CA – December 6, 2011 –- Zendesk, the proven cloud-based help desk software provider, today announced a brand new version of its popular Zendesk for Android mobile platform. Zendesk now runs across all Android devices, from smartphones to tablets. Through Android devices, companies will have the same visibility into Zendesk customer service activity as they would from desktop browsers, allowing them to easily view and manage requests while on the go.

This enhanced offering extends Zendesk’s mobile strategy by providing the greatest flexibility for customer support agents to easily view, update and manage support requests anytime, from anywhere. With more than 100,000 Zendesk mobile app downloads, the presence of mobile applications for business purposes is proving to be a powerful force that cannot be ignored.

“I used to lug my iPad around to use the iOS version of Zendesk while away from my desk, but not anymore – the Zendesk Android app is just as easy to use and includes lots of great features like push notifications, the ability to use macros, and an intuitive user interface,” said Jason Christenson, Technology Director, Clear Lake Community School. “If you are an Android and Zendesk user, you need this app!”

Zendesk’s mobile applications give agents the same visibility into their company’s customer service activity as they would from the online interface – allowing them to easily view and manage tickets while on the go, no matter the source – including Twitter. Zendesk customers can search, view, update, and create new support requests from their Android phones or tablet. Companies can also use pre-defined responses to an organization’s most commonly asked questions, alleviating agents from having to type out lengthy responses with their phone’s keyboard. And for the first time, updates or any changes to support issues can be received in real time.

“Recently, both Nielsen and InfoWorld reported that the Android operating system control a 43 percent market share.” said Adrian McDermott, Zendesk’s Vice President of Product and Engineering. “As adoption rates for Android continue to explode, we want to continue to elevate the usability and effectiveness of this popular mobile application. The enhancements we’ve made to our Android app means support agents can provide top-notch support without ever missing a beat.”

The Zendesk for Android app provides these key capabilities:


  • Real-time updates give customer support agents the power to take up to the minute action on support requests.
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  • Improved access to the support activity that matters most. Now up to three views of the must urgent support requests can be pinned to the Zendesk dashboard, allowing immediate visibility into priority support issues, such as requests that have been deemed urgent or unanswered.–
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  • New attachment capabilities mean customer service representatives working out in the field can take pictures of hardware, etc., and attach to the support activity thread, greatly increasing the speed in which a customer support issue can be resolved.

Zendesk customers can download the new application from the Android Market(TM) for free.

To learn more about Zendesk for Android, visit:

About Zendesk

Zendesk is the leading provider of proven, cloud-based help desk software. For growing organizations, Zendesk is the fastest way to enable great customer service. More than 25,000 Zendesk customers, including Adobe, MSNBC, Sony, OpenTable and Groupon, trust Zendesk with their most valuable assets: their customers, partners, and employees. Founded in 2007, Zendesk is funded by Charles River Ventures, Benchmark Capital and Matrix Partners.