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Talking the talk, walking the walk

As our Workplace Wednesdays series gets underway and we start exploring how to communicate across distributed teams, I want to share a bit more about where Voxeet fits into the evolving workplace landscape—not just as a purveyor of collaboration tools for teams, but as a distributed team ourselves.

As I mentioned last time, the Voxeet team walks the distributed-team walk. While this model has plenty of advantages, it certainly brings its own set of challenges:

Working across three different continents in five different time zones
Managing two offices (in Sausalito, CA, and Bordeaux, FR), plus a team of consultants in Croatia, India,…

Welcome to Workforce Wednesdays

At Voxeet, our mission is to help people connect and collaborate. As today’s workforce becomes increasingly distributed, we think that goal is more important than ever.

When I first started working with distributed teams early in my career, there were two choices for keeping in regular communication. One was hosting team calls through a clunky audio bridge that you had to set up in advance and had roughly the same audio quality as my five-year-old’s walkie-talkie; the other was getting on an international flight every other week to meet with the team in person (a practice that helped me rack…

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    Great minds think alike, as Apple embraces distributed workforce with new “Handoff” feature

Great minds think alike, as Apple embraces distributed workforce with new “Handoff” feature

It happens to most of us every single day: We start one task on our computer only for another task to call us away. It could be tending to a child, running an errand, or hopping into a meeting. The more distributed we get in our professional lives, the more engrained these sorts of disruptions become in our work habits.

It’s for this reason that we created an app at Voxeet that allows for seamless, single-click call transfer between mobiles and computers. Whatever device you need to switch to — laptop, tablet, smartphone — you can do it in real time…

How WebRTC changes the game for mobile apps

A little more than a year ago, my team at Voxeet set out on a quest to create a mobile app that reimagined communication and the conference call for the 21st century. To do so, we needed to banish the familiar features of conference calls today — walkie-talkie static, an opaque interface that obscures who’s talking when, an inability to travel from one device to the next — and introduce modern, mobile-optimized and 3D-immersive-sound features in their place. To do that to its maximum potential, we needed WebRTC.

WebRTC is a free, open project built from the ground up made…

Introducing Google Integration (plus some other cool stuff)

Sure, Voxeet already makes it pretty easy to sign in and set up your account. But when have we ever settled for pretty easy (or pretty clear, or pretty good)? Introducing our latest improvements, designed to make accessing your account and adding contacts even easier: Voxeet has gone Google. That means you can now log in to Voxeet using Google, plus search and import contacts directly from your Google account to your Voxeet contact list.

Additionally, our new version serves up a bevy of bug fixes and performance improvements that make it easier than ever to connect from any device,…