Monday, December 10th, 2012 .

smiletrain

At UberConference, we believe all children deserve a normal life. Sadly, every year, over 170,000 children are born with a cleft lip or palate. Most in the developing world cannot afford the necessary surgery to correct this. They cannot eat or speak properly and many are not allowed to go to school or hold a job.

The good news is every single child with a cleft lip or palate can be helped with surgery that costs as little as $250!

That’s why we’ve teamed up with Smile Train this Holiday season to help them reach their goal to help over one million of these children who would not normally be able to get the surgery they need.

UberConference will give $5000 to the cause this Holiday season. With the help of a little star power from Kevin RoseCauses.com and caring fans like you, we hope to raise a matching donation of $5000 as well. That’s a total of $10,000 we’d like to be able to give to this worthy cause. Any amount you can give helps. If you can only give $1 we understand, but the more you can afford to help out, the more children we can help out, too. Please help Smile Train give the gift of a normal childhood to over 1 million children worldwide. Donate with us now and help give over 1 million children a better life.

Click here to donate now

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014 .

A couple of weeks ago, we announced with Google that our teleconferencing product, UberConference, was now integrated with Google Hangouts.  The response we got from that announcement was almost overwhelming.  Our biggest day of new customer signups-ever.

Which is great for us, and we couldn’t be happier or prouder.  But let’s step back a moment and answer the question: why is this a big deal for you?

Well, first of all, UberConference and Google Hangouts are just about perfect matches for one another.  Google Hangouts is a wonderful tool for video conferencing- it’s easy to use, and it works great, provided everyone is sitting in front of a computer that has a video camera, and your internet connection is solid.

But that’s not often the case with real life business calls.  Many times you have callers who are on the road, riding in the back of a cab to the airport, stuck in a hotel room with a bad internet connection or don’t have a webcam immediately available.  Or, frankly, don’t really want to be seen and are in no mood to get dressed at 5 a.m. in Los Angeles for an 8 a.m. conference call with New York.

Enter UberConference.  When you use UberConference with Google Hangouts, you can take the conference call out of the confines of the office and out into the real world where you, your coworkers and your customers are living and working and doing business.
Plus, UberConference allows you to join a Google Hangout without a webcam.  Or at least without turning on your webcam.

Then there’s the size of your conference calls.  Google Hangouts is limited to 15 participants.  By integrating with UberConference, that conference call can now add in another 100 participants.

The UberConference integration with Google Hangouts, however, was only part of the announcement.  At the same time Google also announced its Google Chromebox for meetings.

For small to medium-sized businesses, what’s not to love about this product?  Up until now, if your company did regular video conferencing, you were spending at least $10,000 on hardware for a video conferencing system.

What’s your investment cost with Google Chromebox for meetings?  About $1,500.  The Chromebox hardware package, which includes UberConference, is just under $1,000.  Buy yourself an HD TV for another $500, and you’re set.  You’ve got a complete video conferencing system for a fraction of the cost of existing systems.

And this is just the beginning of innovative, low-cost products we’re going to be rolling out for you.  Stay tuned.

Thursday, March 27th, 2014 .

ABA

 

Be sure to stop by the UberConference Booth #87 at the ABA Tech Show in Chicago from March 27-29. This year the theme is “Bringing Lawyers & Technology Together“. To recap, UberConference does just that with three features that truly highlight what lawyers need in a conference calling solution. Our CEO Craig Walker, recently posted on this topic and here’s a quick recap:

1. Know who is on the call.
UberConference allows you to see who, exactly, is on this call. These are private, important issues you’re dealing with. You need to know who is on the call, and whether they belong there.

2. Know exactly how long the call lasted.
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.

3. Lock the call.
Once you’ve started an UberConference, we show you every person who has dialed into your call. With UberConference, we let you lock in (and more importantly — lock out) participants. 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, July 2nd, 2014 .

We created UberConference to make your day more enjoyable and productive. When we launched, we joined an ecosystem of other apps that had the same mission and since then we have seen other, new apps join us. We recently decided to make a series on this blog where we recommend some of our other favorite apps in Google’s Chrome Web Store. We hope that you enjoy and find it useful!

Any.DO-Logo-+-NameAny.do: If you use dozens of post-its or a sheet of paper or a word document to keep track of your to-do list, then Any.do is going to be a much needed breath of fresh air. The app, which has a sparse and intuitive interface, is available on iOS, Android and in the Chrome Web Store, so you can keep track of your to-dos wherever you are and they remain synced. You might also enjoy some of its other features:

  1. Drag & drop to plan your agenda
  2. Add reminders, so you never forget a thing
  3. Attach notes, or use them as sub-tasks
  4. Embedded Gmail features let you quickly turn emails into actions

asana

Asana: Asana’s tagline is “Move out of email and into Asana.” While our team hasn’t completely forsaken email, Asana has cut back heavily on the back and forth and has made it much easier to track where individual products stand. One of the greatest accomplishments of Asana is how much it cuts back on meetings and needless paperwork tracking progress of projects, freeing up more time for actual work! There is a premium plan for larger teams, but the service is free if your team has less than 15 members.

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Evernote: Evernote promises to help you remember everything. It does. With Evernote, all of your notes, web clips, files and images are made available on every device and computer you use. You can use Evernote to keep yourself on track or to collaborate with your team by sharing files, notes and links.

 

Let us know what you think!

Monday, November 18th, 2013 .

UberConference was proud to be a host for the second annual OpenCo festival in San Francisco.  OpenCo, an innovation themed open house hosted in four major cities, allows community members to get a peek into how local companies are breaking new ground.  Craig got a great reception as he shared how our corporate culture fosters creativity.

“OpenCo is a great opportunity to showcase how culture, collaboration and hard work play together in building a successful, thriving environment of creative thought and innovation,” said Craig Walker.