Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 .

screensharing-1

You asked for it, and we delivered. We are pleased to announce a fantastic new addition to our suite of productivity applications with screen sharing. Our award-winning teleconferencing service now supports real-time collaboration with screen sharing. (In addition to recent integrations with Google Hangouts, Google Doc add-ons, and in-conference document sharing.)

Facilitating a screen share is as easy as clicking the “Share Your Screen” button in the bottom left corner of the UberConference dashboard in Google Chrome. Presenters without the UberConference extension will be prompted to install it the first time they screen share, also having the option to share their full screen or a specific tab. Viewers will automatically be able to see the presenter’s screen view on their own screens using any browser.

Monday, June 30th, 2014 .

IMG_5556

“I will only sell coffee less than 48 hours out of the roaster to my customers, so they may enjoy coffee at its peak of flavor. I will only use the finest, most delicious, and responsibly sourced beans.” -James Freeman, Blue Bottle CEO

Blue Bottle has grown into a network of cafes, wholesale partners, an espresso cart, and some vintage German coffee roasters. With more than 300 employees and locations in The Bay Area, Los Angeles, New York City and now, Tokyo, the growing business needed a seamless way to stay connected.

Blue Bottle’s CFO, David Bowman discovered UberConference when he dialed into his first call without a PIN number–he’s been a loyal user ever since. Bowman not only handles the company’s finances, but also has some responsibility for IT (what software the com- pany invests in and services it) as well as managing the company’s eCommerce site.

UberConference Makes Acquisitions Easier

UberConference made things especially easy for the Blue Bottle team during the acquisitions of both Tonx and Handsome Coffee in Los Angeles. Bowman was constantly on the phone with lawyers on the other side going back and forth with paperwork. He found these calls were effective and specific features of UberConference had a strong advantage over his previous service, freeconferencecall.com. There were two features of UberConference that Bowman clearly preferred up front.

First, was that UberConference gave a much more professional impression. “Tactically, I hated hearing, ‘Thank you for calling freeconferencecall.com,’” he said. “Secondly, I like the ease of dialing in with UberConference–no long PIN code to remember. The annoyance of dialing in was eliminated, and that’s actually a huge deal for us.”

UberConference Helps Connect a Spread Out Team

With a geographically spread out staff, much of David’s week involves checking in over conference calls. Each major Blue Bottle department has an UberConference line, and UberConference provides a quick way for everyone to dial into meetings. Keeping connected from The Bay Area to Tokyo can be a challenge, but UberConference has elim- inated that communication barrier.

“I love using UberConference with Google Hangouts–the controls in the sidebar are useful when monitoring large calls. There have been a couple of times where our founder has led a call to announce something, and in that case there are 50-80 people joining. When that happens, I’m able to look over everyone and mute those who need to be muted to keep the call running smoothly.”

Other factors Bowman cited were UberConference’s reasonable pricing, the integrations with Google Apps, and the thoughtfulness behind its user experience. “It’s a really solid product,” he concluded.

Read more about Blue Bottle Coffee and our other customer profiles, here.

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

Thursday, November 14th, 2013 .

Instantly transform your Gmail discussions to UberConferences with Cirrus InsightToday UberConference launched a partnership with Cirrus Insight, the #1 app to link Salesforce and Gmail.  Now, Cirrus Insight users can simply click from Gmail to start an UberConference with all the right people in their email thread.  Once the UberConference is over, Cirrus Insight also makes it easy to track the call your Salesforce account.“The whole idea behind Cirrus Insight is to make salespeople’s lives easier. That’s why we’re so excited to be partnering with UberConference to allow our users to kick off a conference call without having to leave Gmail. Now you can end the back-and-forth of emails and get to a decision quicker by instantly launching a conference call,” said Jason Hubbard, VP of Marketing at Cirrus Insight.

The Gmail extension is available in the Google Apps Marketplace, and now through November 22, 2013, you can use the promo code Uber to receive 30% off.

 

Thursday, February 6th, 2014 .

UberConference adds on to the Google Hangouts interface in a brand new way to make communicating easier than ever. UberConference calls are now fully integrated with Hangouts, making the service accessible from iPhone, Android, and Windows devices. Our award-winning service now seamlessly integrates with Hangout’s video features, making web video conferences easy to join via telephone while on the go.

See a demo of the integration below:


 

With capabilities to include up to 100 people in your call, Hangouts are simple and more efficient. Feel free to try out the new Pro features now using code uc_hangout for 1 month of Pro. (Code expires 2/30/14).

hangout