There are a host of communication and collaboration platforms on the market, such as Skype, GoToMeeting and WebEx. iMeet is a new player in the market, and brings individuality and ease of use to the mix.
iMeet will win over converts on its design merits alone. The web interface is gorgeously sleek, with changeable background themes. The meeting host and guests are represented by cubes, which when clicked on, expand to a profile bar which features photos, a bio, social media links, and the abilities to download the person’s vcard and add him/her to one’s social network.
Guests can connect from their computer, phone or mobile device, and can participate via audio or webcam. There is room for up to 15 cubes/users in a meeting, and when someone speaks, his or her cube glows—no more wondering who said what.
Guests can join a meeting for free, and do not have to download a program. They simply visit the URL of the meeting room, or have iMeet call them on their phone to connect (for free if it’s a domestic call) .
Meeting hosts pay $69 per month for the service. They can name their room to personalize it, and during meetings can share presentations, videos, documents and other media with guests. There is also chat functionality so hosts and guests can have side conversations with others, or address everyone.
Catch Ramon Ray as he speaks with Kora Rodenbusch of iMeet at SWSX 2011 in the video below: