Monday, August 18th, 2014 .

UberConference has been nominated as a Best Business App in the Evernote Platform Awards. Vote for UberConference now through August 31, 2014.

The Evernote Platform Awards recognize the tools that help us become “more productive in [y]our daily work life”. Apps are judged on the following criteria: design, development, utility, and originality in how they integrate to the Evernote experience.

UberConference for Evernote allows users to create and manage conference calls more effectively. To understand the integration, here’s how UberConference and Evernote work together:

Evernote UberConference
Create a meeting agenda Schedule a call and add it to your calendar
Take notes in Evernote Record the call
Agenda + notes + call recording + summary organized in your Evernote account Call recording + summary in your UberConference account


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Wednesday, November 12th, 2014 .

We’ve heard a lot of requests from developers who are interested in integrating with UberConference, and we’re excited to announce that the UberConference API is finally available in a closed beta!

There are so many awesome productivity tools out there, and integrating them with quick and simple UberConference conference calls can make our workdays that much more efficient. We’re officially beginning to accept API integration requests, starting with our first integration with Kato.im.

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Kato.im is a powerful, free chat and messaging app designed for business. Kato allows users to chat, share files and communicate across internal and external teams. While Kato.im provides fast team communication, sometimes conversations need to be taken from a chat room to a conference call.

To solve this, Kato.im built UberConference into the product so users can instantly connect to a conference call, share their screen, or collaborate on files directly from their chat room. With this integration, two awesome products have come together for an integrated team communication experience.

Here’s how it works:

katoimuberconferenceAfter starting the conference, a message similar to this one will appear in the room:

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Clicking on the link in the message or dialing the number will guide everyone directly to the conference.

 

If you’d like to get access and build an UberConference integration, we’d love to hear from you! You can email us at feedback@firespotter.com with your integration idea and company details.

Friday, July 11th, 2014 .

lebron-topper

So LeBron is going home to Cleveland. Or should he have said he’s going home to the 216, (which is the area code for Cleveland).

It’s about time that we begin to acknowledge that area codes have become as important a part of our identity as what NFL team’s bumper sticker we have on our second beater car. (I mean, come on, you’re not putting a bumper sticker on the nice car you driving to your cousin’s wedding in.)

In fact, with cell phones now, people hold onto their phone numbers long after they have left the place.  My oldest daughter, who went to college and worked in the San Francisco area for ten years, moved to Brooklyn four and a half years ago.  Her cell number still starts with 415, the coveted area code for San Francisco.

Why not give it up? Why not just get a New York area code?  Well, because, I believe, the area code has become a part of our identity in this era. Oh, someone says to her in New York City after she gives them her number, what area code is that?  San Francisco, she says. They’ll smile. So you’re from San Francisco? Yup, she says and smiles back.  Suddenly you know a lot more about that person than a hundred questions on a dating site will ever reveal.  It means my home is elsewhere.  This is where I live now, but I’m really from the 415.  It’s who I am.

So maybe LeBron going home to Cleveland also is about reclaiming the 216 as the authentic area code of his soul.

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014 .

Since we are showcasing our product at LegalTech in New York this week (Booth #2507), we decided to put together a list of our top legal features.

Teleconferencing is one of the single most important aspects of your profession. When we were designing and building the UberConference teleconferencing system, we included a series of features that are specifically useful and valuable for attorneys. These features address issues that often uniquely apply to legal teleconferences.

1. You know who is on the call.
UberConference allows you to see who, exactly, is on this call. We’re not a video conferencing system, but each participant is identified on the screen while the call is going on. These are private, important issues you’re dealing with. You need to know who is on the call, and whether they belong there. All too often confidential calls are interrupted by an audible ‘beep’ followed by, “Who’s there?” only to be met with silence. UberConference provides full transparency and ensures every caller on the line is allowed to listen and participate.

2. You know exactly how long the call lasted.
You’ve set up a 30-minute teleconference on your calendar for a Monday. Guess what? It ended up lasting three hours. That’s fine. Fair enough. It needed to go that long. With UberConference call tracking, you have a record of how long the call actually lasted no matter which phone you used to dial into the call. Lots of firms have ways to track hours on conference calls, but those solutions are limited to your desk phone or require you to enter a useless PIN number for each call. Only UberConference does this automatically every time. That information is invaluable, especially if the client’s calendar only shows a 30-minute call on their schedule from that day. UberConference provides the proof you need to justify your billing, no questions asked.

3. You can “lock” the call.
Once you’ve started an UberConference, we show you every person who has dialed into your call. There is never the possibility of somebody lurking on the line and just listening to your privileged conversion. With UberConference, we let you lock in (and more importantly — lock out) participants. This locking feature keeps callers from slipping into a call who do not belong there. Once you have the right people on the call, just hit the lock icon (or press ** from your phone) and nobody else can join your conversation.

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014 .

#techplantssf-uberconference#techplantssf-treeplanting-sanfrancisco-tech

UberConference is proud to announce our partnership with Friends of the Urban Forest (FUF) for #TechPlantsSF. The goal of this effort is to involve members of the Bay Area tech community in improving San Francisco greenery. SF has only 13.7% tree canopy coverage, ranking 17th among the 20 most populous U.S. cities. Trees are a vital part of what makes the urban ecosystem work, and UberConference is committed to improving the community in which we live and work. We carry this passion into our partnership with FUF.

Friends of the Urban Forest has cared for San Francisco’s trees since 1981. Their mission is to promote a larger, healthier urban forest as part of San Francisco’s green infrastructure through community planting, tree care, education, and advocacy. Since 1981, FUF has planted more than 47,000 trees, totaling 43% of San Francisco’s street tree canopy.

The team at UberConference first became involved with FUF this April at a neighborhood tree planting. Joined by partners at Google, Twitter, Dropbox, YouTube, and Yammer, employees from our team are inspired to help the non-profit raise money and awareness for their mission. If you are interested in participating in this great program, visit the official #TechPlantsSF website to donate and learn more about the initiative.

There will be a welcoming reception on September 3rd hosted by our friends at Twitter. (RSVP by August 26th if you are interested in attending.)