Love GitHub? You’ll enjoy Kerika
Kerika is the only task board that’s designed for distributed teams. Everyone working in the same office. Stop reading. Everyone else grok this. Kerika complements GitHub allowing directions and dialog to flow between distributed teams. Imagine your software designers and go to market teams are in Seattle and your dev team is off shore in India or Pakistan. You’ve already got GitHUb established, but so much more needs to flow with designing before and while crafting into code. What are you going to do stay up all night answering email or chatting on Google talk. Far better than burning the midnight oil use Kerika. Let the team see the collaboration happening and the designers, managers, QA can plug back in after a good nights sleep.
Kerika utilizes Google docs for its native document store and AWS for web services. So reliability is predictable and latency minimal wherever your distributed teams are working from globally.
The usability, HCI and UX in Kerika is superb, lots of attention to details, drag and drop polish as an online consumer application. User experience head and shoulders above common SDLC or project tools. Kerika does all that social collaboration stuff without marketing it as a feature, because its was specifically designed for distributed mobile and enterprise application development.
Pricing is fully functional, all the time. Start free. Move up to Professional ($10/MO). Free to academic and non-profit (I assume means free to open source).
Arun Kumar left Microsoft and took a couple of years to design and build http://kerika.com/ . After his talk at Seattle Google Developers Group and number of us working with distributed teams signed up and enjoy the product flow.