All Things Upwork

A Look Ahead at Mobile

February 10, 2016 by

Upwork’s iOS and Android mobile apps are key to helping you get things done when you’re working with a distributed team. To date, both apps have supported only basic messaging functionality, but we’ve been working hard to make this a more productive app that reflects user feedback. Here’s a preview of the developments my team is working on in 2016. Track Work On-the-Go Our vision for mobile is to transform the way freelancers and clients do business on Upwork, making it seamless for users to connect, collaborate, and succeed anytime and anywhere. In the next several months, freelancers will have the ability to: Search for jobs and save the ones they’re most interested in Submit proposals to their favorite projects Accept job offers from clients Save custom job search criteria for quick browsing Within the next few weeks, clients will be able to: View jobs and track job applicants Make offers to the best freelancers for the job—all with the tap of a button on your mobile app. Elevate App Quality We’ve received thousands of messages from users like you – data our mobile team uses to improve our iOS and Android apps with every update. You’ve told us how critical the app is to helping you keep up with the pace of business. We’re constantly looking for ways to increase mobile usability and speed. For freelancers, this means alerting you to new opportunities and making it easy to respond to important information as soon as you receive it, like enabling interactive notifications on iOS so you can reply directly to messages from your lock screen. For clients, our goal is to continue to decrease the time it takes for you to hire top talent while on the go. With these upcoming changes in mind, our mobile app name is … Read Full Article

All Things Upwork

Top Picks for Clients in 2015: Understanding and Finding the Right Freelance Talent

January 28, 2016 by

Among 2015’s most popular posts from the Hiring Headquarters, you'll find resources to help unlock the benefits of tapping into the global freelance talent pool. These posts offer a better understanding of how to work with freelancers and demystify some of the more technical roles—like server-side scripting or mobile app development—you might be looking for. Read Full Article

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Upwork’s 2016 Resolutions

January 15, 2016 by

Looking back, 2015 was a pivotal year with a lot of things to celebrate. We also experienced some growing pains, and while we made progress on both site performance and user experience in 2015, there is of course more work ahead of us. Here's a look at our priorities for the coming year. Read Full Article

Startup Resources

6 Steps to Clarify Your Business Goals

January 14, 2016 by

Are you where you want to be with your business? It's easy to get caught up working IN your business, and push working ON your business to the back burner. This could be the year to turn things around! Here are six simple steps you can take to clarify your goals for your freelance business and the steps necessary to get there. Read Full Article