RICHMOND, England, April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The conference call market has become awash with smartphone apps that only perform a handful of functions, across one brand of phone, and usually at a cost.
So, where is that completely free cross-platform device we're all waiting for? The teleconferencing app that can work across Blackberrys, iPhones, Nokia smart phones and 'Androids' as well as allowing people to dial in from a land line with those extraordinary local, low-cost dial-in numbers users need?
Well, Powwownow is proud to announce it's currently in the office, being tried, tested and polished to perfection, all ready for its release early next month.
The new app will be the first of its kind, with all of the reminders, calendar scheduling and contact import features of rival apps -- yet with the ultimately unique aspect of allowing users to teleconference between mobiles, landline and VOIP providers -- wherever the callers are in the world.
There is also the fact that with the Powwownow mobile app, the user is sent a reminder to their smart phone device three minutes before their conference call is due to start, we GEO-locate the user and automatically choose the best dial-in number for their conference call, and because we know who the user is, and what conference call they're entering, there's no need for them to enter a pesky PIN as they once did. Meaning no matter who they want to speak to, and no matter what type of phone they have, they'll be able to connect simultaneously with up to 30+ people at the single touch of a button.
The first version of the Powwownow app was voted amongst the must have business apps of 2010 by none other than CNBC.
Excited much? We are!
Powwownow was founded in the UK in 2004, offering customers low-cost conference calling facilities with the ethos of no booking, no billing, no fuss. The customer does not need to book a conference room and never receives a bill from Powwownow. They only pay the cost of their own call, which is added to their standard telecoms bill. The company now operates in 15 countries worldwide including the US and major European markets and recently acquired web conferencing and business collaboration providers, Yuuguu. Turnover for 2011 is predicted to reach 10m pounds Sterling.
Powwownow employs 49 people and is based in Richmond and Manchester.