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Announcing New Release Of Screenleap With Faster And More Reliable Screen Sharing

It’s been a while since our last blog post, but we have some exciting news to share with you today. Over the last year, we have been hard at work rebuilding Screenleap from the ground up to make it faster, more scalable, and more reliable. We are excited to announce today that we have released the new platform. Your Screenleap screen shares will automatically take advantage of the improvements that it provides.

Faster Screen Shares

One of the most important factors affecting the success of your screen shares is how quickly your viewers can see what is on your screen. You want your viewers to be able to a) see your screen instantly and without any hassle and b) see the changes to your screen update quickly on their screens. Screenleap has always enabled the former by making viewing an installation-free experience.

Our new screen-sharing platform improves upon the latter by further reducing the time it takes for changes on your screen to appear on your viewers’ screens. Using our new streaming technology, we allow you to get the contents of your screen to your viewers’ screen faster than ever. The frustrating process of asking your viewers if they see what is on your screen is now a thing of the past with Screenleap.

More Viewers

The latest version of our platform also increases the maximum number of viewers that you can have on a single screen share from 150 to over 10,000. We will be offering a new plan in the future that will allow you to take advantage of the higher viewer limit. If you would like to gain early access to higher limit, please contact us at support@screenleap.com.

More Reliable And Consistent Screen Shares

The latest release of the Screenleap platform also makes your screen shares perform more reliably and consistently. While it’s difficult to make real-time communication completely reliable, our new platform gets us closer by replacing our usage of technologies that are problematic for some of our users (such as WebSockets) with technologies that are more robust and reliable without sacrificing performance.

We have also re-engineered our viewer technology so that viewers on slower networks no longer negatively affect the update speed of viewers on faster networks. What this means for you is that you can expect your viewers to experience fewer issues when connecting to your screen shares and experience more consistent screen shares once they connect.

Give It A Try

All current Screenleap users have been automatically updated with these improvements. If you’ve never used Screenleap before, please visit http://www.screenleap.com and click on the “Share your screen now” button to get started.

If you would like to give one of our paid plans a try, please contact us at support@screenleap.com to get setup with a free trial.

Looking Ahead

We hope you enjoy the improvements to Screenleap that will make your screen shares more hassle-free and successful. We will be announcing several new features in the coming weeks, so please stay tuned for more updates.

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Happy 2015!

2015Happy New Year Screenleapers!

As we bid goodbye to another great year, we would like to highlight the enhancements made to Screenleap in 2014 to make screen sharing even easier for you and give you a preview of what’s in the works for 2015.

 

2014 HIGHLIGHTS

Branded Company Account

We added the ability to customize the look-and-feel of your accounts so that you can increase your viewers’ exposure to your brand for those important sales, support, and training calls. The Branded Company Account also includes support for integrating the screen share viewer into your website, so your users don’t have to leave your site to view your screen shares.

Web Chat

You can now quickly communicate with your viewers during your screen shares without having to jump on a call with our integrated web chat feature.

Screenleap for Support

Screenleap for Support allows you to easily see someone else’s screen so that you can provide them with better support. All you need to do is send a link to the person whose screen you want to view. The person will be guided through a quick install and then you will be able to see the person’s screen.

Meeting Scheduler

You can now schedule screen shares in advance using the meetings feature. Meeting participants will receive an email that includes a link to the meeting and information for connecting to the audio conferencing bridge.

HD Audio Conferencing

We have upgraded our audio conferencing service so that you can enjoy crystal-clear conference calls.

 

COMING UP IN 2015

Faster Screen Shares

We have a beta version of a new web technology called WebRTC available on our browser extension for you to try out. WebRTC allows us to reduce the latency so that changes to your screen show up on your viewers’ screens faster. We will be rolling out the technology to all our presenter apps later this year.

Recording

We will be launching support for recording your screen shares to both our subscribers and to our API developers at the end of the month. The recording feature will allow you to record your screen shares for later playback.

Integrated Audio

We will be adding support for sharing audio directly from your computer so your viewers won’t need to dial-in to hear your presentation.

iPhone/iPad/Android Sharing

We will be adding support for sharing from your iPhones, iPads, and Android devices later this year.

Collaboration Features

We will be making Screenleap more interactive this year. To start, we will be adding support for viewing your viewers’s mouse so that your viewers will be able to point things out to you during the presentation.

 

WISHING YOU A HAPPY 2015

We would like to thank you again for making 2014 a great one. We really appreciate all the feedback and suggestions that you have provided us over the last year: Screenleap is the tool it is today because of you. Wishing you lots of health, happiness, and success in 2015!

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Enjoy Crystal-Clear Calls With HD Audio Conferencing

As you head back to work or school, we want to share with you some recent changes that will make your screen sharing experience even better:

  • Improved audio conferencing call quality
  • New default presenter app

HD Audio Conferencing

Our audio conferencing feature has gotten even better: It now features improved audio quality for crystal-clear conference calls. With this change, we are also bringing our audio conferencing feature out of beta so it is only available on our paid plans.

Learn more about our audio conferencing support »

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New Default Presenter App

After a long period of testing, we are excited to announce that we are switching the default presenter app on Windows computers from the applet to our Screenleap for Windows app. As we discussed previously, the benefits of our new Screenleap for Windows app is that you no longer have to install Java (or keep it updated) in order to share your screen.

You will need to perform a quick, one-time install the first time you need to share your screen. Your viewers will continue to be able to view from any device without installing any software.

Coming Soon

We are putting the finishing touches on our WebRTC-based implementation of our browser share extension. Users on Chrome or Firefox will soon be able to experience a significant improvement in performance by taking advantage of WebRTC’s browser-to-browser connections. Unlike other WebRTC-based screen sharing solutions, Screenleap’s solution will also work on browsers that don’t support WebRTC (albeit with slightly slower performance).

Thanks again for your continued support!

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Viewer Cam Feature Now Available on Screenleap for Mac app

We are excited to announce the general availability of the viewer cam feature for customers using the Screenleap for Mac app. The viewer cam is a small screen that appears below the control panel when a viewer starts viewing your screen.

It allows your presentations to run more smoothly by giving you a real-time view of what your viewers are seeing: you no longer have to ask your viewers if they are seeing what you are seeing before continuing with a presentation.

screen_share_viewer_camIf you change the slide on your screen and you see the new slide in the viewer cam, then you can be confident that your viewers are also seeing the same slide.

The viewer cam feature is available to customers on a paid plan. You can enable the viewer cam feature from your Settings & Preferences. You can hide the viewer cam during your screen share by clicking on it.

The viewer cam feature is currently only available for the Screenleap for Mac app, but it will be added to the Screenleap for Windows app in the near future.

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