Video Conferencing on the Android App

There just isn’t enough time in a day to get everything done. Sometimes this means missing the daily video call with your kids during a business trip, or a frantic conference with an important client. Daily tasks build up, and some just don’t get addressed due to sheer inconvenience.

It can be a hassle to find a computer with internet access, especially on a tight schedule. There could be an impromptu video call with management, leaving you tethered to your office computer. Running across the street for a cup of coffee has never been more dangerous…

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Instantly access FreeConference.com at your fingertips

Luckily, FreeConference.com has made video conferencing even more convenient! No more fearing stepping out of the office for a quick bite; no more dependence on the office computer.

Customers can now use the new video-calling feature on the Free Conference Android App! Users are no longer forced to constantly attend their computers, and can easily take their video-conferences on the go with them.

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And the Winner is…

Roscoe C. of Washington DC!!!

Congratulations to our FreeConference.com iPad winner and a huge Thank You to everyone who filled out our survey – your feedback is incredibly important to us. We take everyone’s opinions and suggestions to heart and will be making some cool updates to the FreeConference.com site, and to our Mobile Apps as well. Keep your eyes peeled for announcements.

Here is some of the feedback we received through the survey:

“Didn’t realize there were so many features – until I saw them on the survey – so I need to check them out”
“I would like to know more about pinless entry, text-message notifications and mobile apps please.”
“I did not know video and web conferencing was available with this service. If it is free, I would definitely use it–just don’t know how.”

Happy Conferencing!

New FC Feature: What is document sharing? How can it help me or my business?

Most users think of conference calls as an audio-only medium. Not any more! FreeConference.com is bringing the visual component to conference calling, and it’s easier than ever to get up and running in no time. Your FreeConference.com account provides you with a link you can use to start a conference whenever, wherever you want; send the same link to your call participants so that they can join online from anywhere in the world. Really, it’s that simple!

At FreeConference.com, we strive to innovate constantly, ensuring our product is top quality. We want to make sure we offer our customers the best features when it comes to conference calling. Most recently we released our Document Sharing feature, not to be confused with the Screen Sharing feature released last year.

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A look back at 2015

Last year was a huge year for all of us here at FreeConference.com – we expanded our team, redesigned our entire product and launched a completely overhauled website, and on top of it iotum Inc (our parent company) was honored with inclusion on the Inc 500, Profit 500, and the Deloitte Fast 50 and 500. Here’s a look back at some of our biggest changes and a little bit of insight into our process.

First, the biggest and most obvious change: our …. well, everything! We completely overhauled the whole product – we introduced download-free video and screen sharing, international numbers, PINless-entry and more. Let’s not get ahead of ourselves, though; let’s start where we all do, the website.

Some of you may remember our old website – needless to say, if we were going to make changes, this would be the place to start. The whole project took us the better part of a year – from the earliest designs, to copy and through pretty intensive analytics efforts, this was one BIG project.

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Old vs. New FreeConference.com home pages – what a difference!

But it didn’t just stop at the surface of the website, there was a lot of internal user interface design happening in tandem. This wasn’t just a facelift, after all, this was a complete product overhaul, and one we were determined to do right.

In the summer we began a private beta test of the new product. Over the span of 3 months we engaged with a core group of long-time users to help us build the new FreeConference; we wanted to know what worked and what didn’t, what they wanted that we didn’t have, and how we could make our service easier to use. Ultimately, we ended up with a conference dashboard that looks something like this:

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Old vs. New FreeConference.com dashboards – simplified and streamlined!

As we neared the end of our beta tests, we were finally ready to launch some two of our biggest new features, ones we’d been excitedly testing in our offices for months: download-free video and screen sharing.

When we created FreeConference 15 years ago we were the only independent, free, web-based conferencing product (and not just all together, we were the only one in each of those categories) and, at the time, it was a revolution. But times have changed, and so have we. Phone conferencing will always be the core of our product, and we will always strive to make our phone-conferencing systems as high quality and easy to use as possible, but it was time to adapt – and since we’ve never been in the business of simply borrowing someone else’s technology, that meant it was time to innovate (you don’t get to be the first conference calling company to support a call of over 250 people by waiting for someone else to do it first).

And so we developed an HD, in-browser, no-download, completely integrated, totally free platform for screen sharing, and web and video conferencing.

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Screen sharing in action!

Like I said, it was a big year.

Since we launched video and screen sharing we’ve been hard at work developing even more amazing, free features – including PIN-less call entry, text-message notifications, and mobile apps – and affordable paid bundles for our premium add-ons, because every business should be able to afford truly great conference calling.

We’re so proud of our entire team for pulling off such a huge amount of work in such a short time – and we can’t WAIT to show you what we have in the pipes for 2016.

Happy New Year to you and yours!
The FreeConference Team

How to Host a Reservationless Conference

Making a reservationless call with FreeConference.com is easy! Your dedicated dial-in number & personal conference room can be used for both scheduled and reservationless calls – so it’s as easy as sending around your URL, dial-in number and access code.

You can do this in 4 Easy Steps

1: Decide on the call date and time.
2: Log into your FreeConference.com account and retrieve your Dial-in Number and Access Code that have been assigned to you, or use the Dial-in Number and Access code that were emailed to you when you signed up.
3: Inform your Participants of the conference date and time, dial-in telephone number and Participant Access Code.
4: Have all of your Participants call the dial-in number at the scheduled time, and follow the directions on “How to Join a Reservationless Call”.

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Introducing: The New and Improved Address Book

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Innovation is forged from collaboration and collaboration depends on continued contact and communication. Any business owner worth his or her salt will tell you an entrepreneur is only as good as his/her ability to network. The exchange of business cards or the swapping of email addresses could very well be the beginning of a beautiful – and lucrative – friendship. Having updated information on your clients, investors, and employees is vital to establishing a clear line of communication for your business. FreeConference.com makes it easy to communicate with all your important contacts with the new and improved Address Book.

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iotum Ranked 5th Fastest-Growing Company in Canada on Deloitte’s 2015 Technology Fast 50™

Toronto, Ontario – November 12, 2015 – iotum Inc is named as one of Canada’s fastest growing technology companies in the 18th annual Deloitte Technology Fast 50™ awards for demonstrating bold innovation, dedicated leadership and strong growth . iotum Inc ranked 5th with a 2,327% percent in revenue growth from 2011 to 2014, making it the highest ranking Fast50 company in Ontario.

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Introducing: International Dial-in Numbers

Puffin and the world

Conducting business in the UK, US or Australia? Looking to build your following in Austria, Belgium and the Netherlands? FreeConference.com has good news for you! The new FreeConference.com offers free dial-in numbers in the US, UK, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands and South Korea. That means you can chat with colleagues in Berlin before checking in with a corporate client in Seoul at no extra cost.

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