At ÜberConference, making sure you have the best possible experience on every call is very important to us. Call quality is a main priority for us, and we’re always monitoring and measuring quality metrics and testing out different configurations, partners, and settings. As we get close to exiting our beta period, we have made some significant improvements to our service, and will be migrating users to our newest platform. We have started emailing users about this transition and most will get a new ÜberConference number assigned to them as part of this process. Everything else should be the same. You’ll just use a different number to dial into, and ÜberConference should be even better!
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.
What was that other guy’s name in the call? When did you talk last? Who else was there? Forget trying to remember all these things. Connect Evernote to ÜberConference, and automatically save call summaries in Evernote of every ÜberConference call you have. Each note has a helpful snapshot of the call information, a link to recordings, photos of the people in the call, and a few fun things like stats on the people that talked the most and the least. See how it works in this video.
Evernote makes it simple to remember important details from anywhere, and it works across a wide range of desktop clients and mobile apps. Notes are automatically organized in their own ÜberConference folder, images are embedded in the notes so they load faster, and searching for a particular note by the name of the meeting or participants is a breeze.
Best of all, you can see your ÜberConference call summaries in the context of related notes. So for example, say you are putting an important meeting together. You can:
- Create a meeting agenda in Evernote
- Schedule a call in ÜberConference and add it to your calendar
- Have the call on ÜberConference and record the call
- Take notes during the call in Evernote
- Automatically save the call summary and recording to Evernote
- Link your agenda, notes, and call summary together with any other related notes for quick reference on Evernote
It’s been an exciting time since winning TechCrunch Disrupt, and we have been working on a bunch of new features. We are big fans of Evernote, and are glad to be announcing this integration as our first main release since launch along with a couple other new features –ÜberChat and Instant Conferences. We think the Evernote integration adds a great organizational feature for our users, especially for those that have to manage numerous conference calls.
To get started, just go to your profile page and click the Evernote button to turn it on. We hope you like it!
Last Thursday, members of the UberConference team traveled to New York for Pepcom’s annual summer showcase, Digital Experience. At the event, the team demoed UberConference to the more than 350 journalists and analysts in attendance.
A large number of the attendees noted that they already use UberConference (especially using the call recording feature for interviews).
Digital Experience also gave the opportunity to introduce UberConference to people who hadn’t used the service before. Future users were eager to try out the mobile app (on Android and iOS) and also to use screensharing.
Thanks to Pepcom for welcoming us and to all of the attendees for stopping by our booth.
It was awesome to sponsor the Founder Showcase, one of the top Silicon Valley startup events. That’s where UberConference was last night, on Microsoft’s Silicon Valley Campus down in Mountain View, CA.
The Founder Showcase began in 2009 as a small quarterly event but now has grown into a 500+ person extravaganza regularly attended by entrepreneurs, investors, and journalists. Startup founders can apply online to pitch at the next showcase in June.
This quarter’s Showcase taught startup attendees “The Future of Funding,” featuring smart, punchy talks by Chris Dixon of Andreessen Horowitz (one of the companies that funded UberConference), andKeith Rabois of Khosla Ventures, on where venture funding has been, since the late ‘80s, and where it’s going.
As a growing startup ourselves, we like to support events like the Founder Showcase. We understand the difficulty it takes to manage and grow a business. That’s why we created UberConference: to help make it easier for communicate with your team, customers, and partners to get things done. It’s a great fit for startups who want a communication tool that provides a high quality experience while saving them money.
If you’re a startup that missed the event, you can use the promo code “showcase” (no quotes) to upgrade your account to Uberconference Pro – limit one code per startup.