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Screenleap Launches Integrated Audio Conference Calling

We are excited to announce the launch of our new integrated audio conference calling solution for you to use while sharing your screen. Using our solution, you can now discuss what you are sharing with your viewers without having to use a separate service.

To use audio conferencing, simply click the Show instructions link underneath the Audio conferencing heading that is shown when your screen is shared. You will be shown a phone number along with a 7-digit access code. To start a conference call, simply call the number listed and enter your 7-digit code followed by the * button. Conference call hosts can access additional commands during their calls. Please take a look at the FAQ for a complete list of available host commands.

You can share your the conference call information with your viewers by clicking the Show audio conference information to viewers button. If you do so, your viewers will be shown the audio conferencing information when they connect. They simply need to dial the number that are shown to them and enter the 7-digit access code followed by the # button.

We currently have dial-in numbers for 33 countries. Please beware that the dial-in numbers are not toll-free so there may be long distance charges associated with calling the number that will be reflected in your telephone bill.

Finally, while the audio conferencing feature is in beta, we’ll be offering it for free to all users. Eventually, it will only be available on one of the pay plans.

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Happy New Year!

Wishing you a happy 2013
Happy New Year Screenleapers!

Thank you for making last year such an amazing one. We started Screenleap in October of 2011 with a mission: make it as easy to share your screen with someone online as it is for the person to walk over to your computer. With your feedback and support, we made a lot of progress towards that goal last year. Below is a quick recap of the features we launched in 2012 and what you can expect from Screenleap in 2013.

January
We launched a screen sharing tool that allows your viewers to view your screen from any device with a web browser—without installing any additional software.

April
We added the ability to share your screen with your viewers by directing them to a personalized user handle (i.e., http://www.screenleap.com/your_handle). If you don’t have one already, please sign up to claim your free user handle and see how fast and easy it is to share your screen this way.

June
We made it even easier to share your screen with the people you collaborate with the most frequently using the Friends List.

July
We launched a Gmail browser extension that allows you to share your screen instantly from within Gmail.

September
We launched a screen share API that allows developers to easily add screen sharing to their own applications.

December
We launched Pro Accounts that provide dedicated servers for faster screen sharing.

The Road Ahead

Looking ahead to 2013, we have a number of features in the works that we will be announcing very soon on this blog. Some of the features that you can look forward to in 2013 include:

Screen Capture Tool (a.k.a. Screenshots)
We know that screen sharing is not always the best way to show someone the contents of your screen and to get feedback. Later this month, we will be launching a screen capture tool called Screenshots that will allow you to easily take screenshots, mark them up, share them with people, and allow them to give you feedback on their own time.

Audio Conferencing
This is one of the most frequently requested features by our users. We will launch a test version of it this month for you to use.

In-Browser Sharing
Our installation-free viewer makes it super-easy for people to view your shared screen—all they need to do is click on a link you send them or type in a share code at the Screenleap website. But we want to make it even easier for people to start sharing their screen. We will be launching a browser plugin soon that will allow you to share your browser window without having to install any additional third-party software—just click a button on your browser to start sharing your screen.

Customer Support Product
The In-Browser Sharing tool will be extremely useful for web-based customer support. Users can share their screens with customer support representatives in seconds with just a couple of clicks without having to leave the page that they are on. We are currently launching our pilot for this feature. Please contact us at support if you would like to participate.

Thanks again for making 2012 such a wonderful year for Screenleap. Wishing you lots of success, health, and happiness in 2013!

The Screenleap Team

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Add Screen Sharing To Your Site With the Screenleap API

At Screenleap, we pride ourselves on making it free and easy to share your screen in seconds. No installation is required to view, so your viewers are literally a single click away from seeing your screen. And with the release of our Gmail extension this summer, you can start a screen share without leaving your inbox.

Introducing the Screen Sharing API

We’re excited to announce that you can now add screen sharing to your own applications using our new screen-sharing-as-a-service API. True to our mission of making screen-sharing easy and affordable for everyone, the API is competitively priced. We offer all developers 5 free hours of screen sharing each month, and charge just 1¢/min after that — that’s less than $1 per hour, no matter how many viewers you have.

Getting up and running with Screenleap is a breeze. The API Overview will walk you through the process of creating your own account and adding screen sharing to your site. You can have a basic implementation running in a matter of minutes. Screenleap’s API can be white-labeled and we will be releasing additional customization options soon.

Check out some cool usage of the Screenleap API from our pilot:

Procore‘s cloud-based construction project management software is used on thousands of projects around the globe. Procore provides seamless collaboration among large, diverse teams, from office managers to architects to on-site construction managers, and everyone in between. The Screenleap API facilitates even faster collaboration by effectively integrating screen sharing into Procore’s cloud-based construction software application. Procore takes pride in listening to its clients: they asked for faster collaboration and that is exactly what the Screenleap API integration achieves.

Using the Screenleap API will give us a significant competitive advantage.

LiveNinja is an online platform that enables experts – in just about anything – to offer consultation through live video chat. Often, the most effective way to teach others is to demonstrate with tools from your own computer. With the Screenleap API, LiveNinja was able to quickly integrate screen sharing into their site, so their ninjas will soon be able to bring their consulting to a whole new level.

The screenleap implementation works exceptionally well!

Medi-Tec creates medical software solutions, and they pride themselves on quality customer support. They integrated screen sharing through the Screenleap API in order to better support customers. They can now instantly demonstrate solutions or have customers demonstrate support issues, all through their existing website.

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