UberConference Chosen for Google I/O Developer Sandbox
Implements WebRTC in packaged app for seamless teleconferencing experience
SAN FRANCISCO, May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — UberConference today announced it will showcase its packaged app in the Google I/O Developer Sandbox on May 16 & 17. Google I/O is an annual developer conference featuring highly technical, in-depth sessions, and showcasing the latest from Google’s product teams and partners. The UberConference team has been invited to demonstrate its implementation of WebRTC in packaged apps and connect with I/O attendees developer-to-developer to answer questions and exchange ideas.
UberConference is a visual teleconferencing service that shows who is on a call and who is speaking at any given moment, provides document sharing through Box and Evernote, and lets participants learn more about others on the call with integrated Google+, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook public social profiles. As one of the earliest adopters of the highly anticipated WebRTC standard, UberConference users can “dial into” UberConference calls directly from their Chrome browser. UberConference also has native applications available for both iPhone and Android.
“Our implementation of WebRTC in packaged apps delivers a more seamless and powerful WebRTC experience to our users. Once installed, the user never has to click ‘allow’ again to enable a WebRTC connection to UberConference,” said Brian Petersen, co-founder and VP of Front-End Engineering at UberConference. “Another benefit stems from packaged apps’ native-app-like capabilities. As an example, if you have a conference call starting, we can notify you on your desktop whether or not you have the browser open, and you can see or join the conference directly from the app.”
Packaged apps’ cross platform capabilities will allow UberConference to run smoothly on Chromebooks, Windows and Mac, requiring code only to be written once. For more information on UberConference go to www.uberconference.com
UberConference launched in 2012 as part of Firespotter Labs, funded by Andreessen Horowitz and Google Ventures. With over 15 years experience as an entrepreneur in the emerging telephony space, CEO Craig Walker focuses his team on making complex telephony products easy to use. Walker was CEO of Dialpad Communications (acquired by Yahoo!, now Yahoo! Voice), and later co-founder and CEO of GrandCentral Communications (acquired by Google, now Google Voice). To learn more about UberConference go to www.uberconference.com