Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014 .

Let us know how we can make UberConference a better product for you and your team.

In addition to providing great support, we’re now offering a way for you to directly impact the future of UberConference. Just go to our Zendesk portal and select Feature Requests. From there, please give us a detailed brief of what you’d like to see next. We’ll be sure to keep you in the loop.

We’re excited to see what ideas you have and how we can continue to innovate for your team.

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Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 .

Webby_LogoHelp UberConference win a People’s Voice Award!

UberConference has been nominated for Best Mobile Productivity App in The Webby Awards. To be a Finalist our content, structure, navigation, visual design, functionality, interactivity, and overall product experience was assessed.

This year, The 18th Annual Webby Awards received 12,000 entries from all 50 US states and over 60 countries worldwide. We are so pleased to be in such great company and send the best to all nominees!

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 .

“Man is by nature a social animal; an individual who is unsocial naturally and not accidentally is either beneath our notice or more than human. Society is something that precedes the individual. Anyone who either cannot lead the common life or is so self-sufficient as not to need to, and therefore does not partake of society, is either a beast or a god. ” –Aristotle, “The Politics”

When you sit down and think about it, many of the greatest accomplishments of the human race are collaborative efforts. The cathedrals of medieval France. MGM musicals like “Singing in the Rain” or “Royal Wedding”. Democracy. The Renaissance. A double double cheeseburger with fries from In ‘N Out Burger.

These are things that could only have been created by a group effort – human beings working together.

Why?  Because we are, as Aristotle observed more than 2,300 years ago, social animals. We live a common life together.

So if we live a common life together and are, at heart, social animals; why do so many teleconferences not work? What, exactly, causes them to be disappointing? I think I can confidently state that it is not because we are either beasts nor gods.

What causes many teleconferences to fail is a combination of inefficient technology and basic human politeness. These are what I call “the pain points of teleconferencing.” And they are solvable problems.

1. Set an agenda. Stick to it.

Unless the teleconference is between NFL owners, nobody gets to talk about the Super Bowl.

Before your next teleconference, send out an agenda to everyone. These are the items we will be discussing, and this is the order in which we’ll be discussing them. People are busy, and while your teleconference may in fact be the most important part of their work day, it is not the only part of their work day. Nothing kills a teleconference quicker than desultory talk about the weather, the latest flu outbreak or last night’s episode of Grey’s Anatomy. We all have other things to do today besides chit-chat right now. Stay on point, stick to the agenda, finish the call.

2. People are going to arrive late. Deal with it.

It’s just going to happen: people are going to show up late. They’ll have a million good reasons. We don’t need to hear them. We also don’t need to recap what’s been discussed already.

Think of it this way: somebody shows up late to Mass. The priest doesn’t stop the proceedings, introduce everyone, and then recap what’s happened so far. No. If you show up late, you check where in the liturgy (agenda) we are, listen in and catch up on your own.

There’s no reason a teleconference can’t operate that way either.

3. Use technology that works.

Teleconferencing technology should do the following:

— allow automatic sharing of documents during the call

— visual identification of who is speaking and participating

— late entrants can join without interrupting — or stopping — the call

If your teleconferencing system can’t do these things, your calls are going to be less effective, more painful for the callers, and, ultimately less collaborative.

We’re human beings. We’re social animals. We’re working on a problem together. Any technology you are using that disrupts collaborative work is anti-social and goes counter to who we are in our essence.

Thursday, September 18th, 2014 .

At UberConference, we’re constantly looking for ways to integrate with the way you work. One of our most popular requests has been to provide a tool for our customers who use Microsoft Office for their primary work communication.

Our team is pleased to announce the brand new Add-In for Outlook. Adding to our existing suite of integrations, now Microsoft Outlook users are able to organize, schedule and create calls from within the Outlook application.

“UberConference for Outlook Add-In has made organizing meetings a breeze with the new one click to add option. This simple frictionless user experience makes a huge difference when scheduling multiple conference calls in a week,” says Ken Snyder, Practice Lead-Collaboration at CDW. “It just works — and that makes all the difference.”

Simply download the Outlook plugin, login to UberConference from within Outlook, and easily set up your conferences.  Structure and organize your calls from the calendar, a new email, or the UberConference client.

This integration works with Outlook for Windows 7+, 2013, or 2010.

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Monday, November 12th, 2012 .

As avid users of Google Apps, we at ÜberConference are proud to be silver sponsors of gSocial 2.0, the largest independent event for resellers and independent software vendors that offer Google Apps solutions for business and enterprise customers. The event is this November 12-13 in Sunnyvale, CA, and offers a number of sessions and opportunities for sharing best practices and networking with others in the Google Apps channel partner community.   If you are at the event, we’d love to meet you. ÜberConference will be there both days, and will also have some round table sessions for demos and general discussions from 3:15 – 4:15 on the second day.

ÜberConference is conference calling done right. We make it easy to join phone conferences without having to enter a PIN,  see who is in the call and who is speaking, and run calls smoothly with powerful call management features.  Led by Craig Walker, the founder of GrandCentral and Google Voice, the team includes other past members of the Google Voice team, and has deep experience in developing innovative telephony features at scale.  Winner of TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2012, ÜberConference has received rave reviews in the press for its innovative approach to conference calls.  The company is backed by top-tier investors, Andreessen Horowitz and Google Ventures, and has raised $18 million.

Our ÜberConference Google Apps integration launched on October 24, and is currently first among the Top New Apps in the Google Apps Marketplace.  The app makes it easy for anyone in a Google Apps domain to sign up and login to ÜberConference from the Google Apps “More” menu in the title bar. It also automatically syncs Google contacts with ÜberConference contacts when users sign up, so all the social caller ID and PIN-less dial in features of ÜberConference are ready to go.

With the launch of ÜberConference Business this past week, setting up and managing conference calls across a business is even easier.  An UberConference Business account lets you sign up multiple accounts at once and assign accounts to users by sending out email invites or distributing a unique link.  Its simple to add and remove users, just like you’d do with Gmail and Google Apps, and management of billing and accounts is all in one place.