Given that Kanban boards are often used for project management, especially in Agile/Scrum frameworks, an idea that frequently emerge is to integrate a chat feature directly in the Kanban software, so that conversations related to this particular project could be kept in one place.
I’ve seen some implementations of this idea in tools like Stackfield or OnHive (and there are a few others). These services offer fined-grained chat integration with the kanban, for instance it’s possible to discuss on a particular card, or for the whole board, or to reference cards with an
#id. If we want to go on this direction, I’m interested to work with Rocket.chat which is a great Slack alternative made with Meteor (as is Wekan), and with an amazing team behind it.
On the other hand, we could prefer to follow the Unix philosophy, ie doing one thing and do it well. Users will then be free to “compose” multiple applications (a chat, a kanban, a wiki, a bug tracker, a git explorer, etc.) depending on the project needs. On platforms like Sandstorm it might even be possible to group all these applications into a single “grain” that could be shared as a single unit (but then how do we manage that on other platforms?).
Would you want to see chat integration with Wekan?