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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,…

HD voice alone is not enough to solve call quality issues

Molly Wood’s recent New York Times piece about HD voice nicely articulates the frustrations of poor call quality that most of us experience every day. We agree that calls, personal or group, don’t have to sound terrible. In fact, they should sound great. But the standard HD applications she mentions are only another half step toward strong, consistent sound quality—not the solution.

As the CEO of Voxeet, I spend every day (and more than a few nights) thinking about how to create mobile calling experiences that provide clear, consistent sound quality, no matter what device you’re on, where you’re calling from…