AnyMeeting Announces Partner API at WebRTC Expo

Enables Service Provider and Platform Partners to Easily Integrate WebRTC-Enabled Conferencing into their Own Solutions

AnyMeeting at WebRTC Expo IV, Booth 218 in Atlanta, June 17-19, 2014

Huntington Beach, Calif. – June 17, 2014 – AnyMeeting (www.anymeeting.com) today announces its partner API, which enables service provider and platform partners to integrate all or portions of its full-featured, browser-based web, video and phone conferencing tool into their own solutions.

AnyMeeting is one of the first WebRTC-enabled conferencing platforms in large-scale production. The AnyMeeting API has already been leveraged in partnerships with large cable operators and telcos, as well as with platforms including Outlook, Zimbra, Google Apps and select vertical platforms in markets like real estate. AnyMeeting is now opening its API to new partners that wish to add WebRTC-enabled conferencing to their own services and platforms.

Said Costin Tuculescu, CEO and founder of AnyMeeting, “WebRTC represents a disruptive technology that opens major new opportunities for service providers –enabling new features, service models and platform economics that will transform the industry. We’re excited to serve partners seeking to tap those opportunities today, leveraging our API and integration experience to build great WebRTC-enabled solutions together.”

AnyMeeting Founder and CEO on Plenary Panel at WebRTC Expo

AnyMeeting is a Gold Sponsor of WebRTC Expo IV in Atlanta, June 17-19, where Tuculescu will be a featured speaker on the plenary panel “Using WebRTC to Make Money”at 3:40pm Tuesday, June 17. AnyMeeting will also available at booth #218 for more information and demonstrations.

Proven, Scalable AnyMeeting API for Screen Sharing, Video, Phone & VOIP Conferencing

Partners can leverage AnyMeeting’s proven and scalable API to quickly add screen sharing, multi-party video conferencing, phone and VoIP-based audio conferencing, online meetings with recording, and full-featuredwebinar capabilities to their own platforms and service offerings.

AnyMeeting’s full-featured conferencing solution also works with non-WebRTC-supported browsers, providing a complete cross-platform solution. The company, which launched the AnyMeeting brand in 2010, has attracted more than 500,000 users and is a trusted partner to many large cable operators, telcos, platform providers and associations serving its target SMB customer base.

About AnyMeeting

Based in Orange County, California, AnyMeeting pioneered the small business Web conferencing market in 2009 with a completely free, full-featured and easy-to-use web conferencing service tailored for small business. Since then, it has grown to more than 500,000 small business users of both its free ad-supported service and low-cost ad-free options.  Designed specifically for small business, AnyMeeting offers a complete web conferencing and webinar service built on the company’s proven Software as a Service platform. Meeting hosts are able to invite up to 200 attendees per meeting with no time limits, and enjoy a full range of features including integrated video conferencing, phone conferencing, screen sharing, presentation sharing, recording and social media integration. AnyMeeting is the best choice for small businesses, independent professionals and just about anyone who can benefit from online meetings. Current investors include Tech Coast Angels, Pasadena Angels, Maverick Angels, Sand Hill Angels and Keiretsu Forum. For more information, please visit www.AnyMeeting.com.

 

AnyMeeting Leads Industry by Deploying WebRTC Technology in Full-Featured Web Conferencing Platform

Small Business Web Conferencing Provider Pushes Innovation in Browser-Based Real Time Communications

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA- Aug 15, 2013 – AnyMeeting (http://anymeeting.com), a leading provider of web conferencing software for small business, announced that it has deployed WebRTC technology into its full-featured web conferencing platform — leading the conferencing industry in applying this emerging technology standard.
WebRTC is an open framework for the web that enables real time communications (RTC) in the web browser. It includes the fundamental building blocks for high quality communications on the web, such as network, audio and video components used in voice and video chat applications.

“As one of the leading providers of web conferencing for small business, AnyMeeting is committed to implementing the latest technology to improve the online meeting experience,” said Costin Tuculescu, founder and CEO of AnyMeeting. “We’ve always been focused on building best-in-class web conferencing technology that doesn’t require an external download or software installation, and now WebRTC helps us take this vision even further,” Tuculescu added.

While other web software products have begun utilizing WebRTC, AnyMeeting is one of the first companies to apply the technology to a full-featured web conferencing product, supporting video and audio conferencing, screen sharing, document sharing, recording, and much more. Currently available to users of Chrome 27+ (with Firefox support coming soon), the AnyMeeting WebRTC-enabled platform delivers exceptional audio performance through best in class echo cancellation, low latency response times, and high quality audio codecs. The company still supports older browsers through Flash technology.

The company has long been a supporter of the WebRTC movement, hosting a WebRTC hackathon earlier this year, as well as sponsoring core WebRTC initiatives in open source projects.

About AnyMeeting
Based in Orange County, California, AnyMeeting pioneered the small business web conferencing market in 2009 with a completely free, full-featured and easy-to-use web conferencing service tailored for small business. Since then, it has grown to more than 400,000 small business users of both its free ad-supported service and low-cost ad-free options. Designed specifically for small business, AnyMeeting offers a complete web conferencing and webinar service built on the company’s proven Software as a Service platform. Meeting hosts are able to invite up to 200 attendees per meeting with no time limits, and enjoy a full range of features including integrated video conferencing, screen sharing, presentation sharing, recording and social media integration. AnyMeeting is the best choice for small businesses, independent professionals and just about anyone who can benefit from online meetings. Current investors include Tech Coast Angels, Pasadena Angels, Maverick Angels, Sand Hill Angels and Keiretsu Forum. For more information, please visit http://www.AnyMeeting.com.

Event Recap: AnyMeeting WebRTC Hackathon Spurs Innovation

AnyMeeting WebRTC HackathonOur Hackathon on January 26th was a terrific success, thanks to the support of Chapman University, the Ralph W. Leatherby Center for Entrepreneurship and Business Ethics, Chapman’s eVillage, and our two sponsors Influxis and TokBox.

The event drew teams of developers, entrepreneurs, product managers and designers who joined forces with members of the AnyMeeting product group to spend a day developing projects using WebRTC, which is short for “Web Real Time Communications”.

“Innovation is a critical component of everything we do at AnyMeeting and this event was a great opportunity to engage with the local community and connect with partners and technologists driven to evolve the current state of communications online,” Costin Tuculescu, AnyMeeting, founder and CEO said. “There was a really high level of excitement about being able to create video and audio applications so easily, and everyone was chomping at the bits to put together the next AnyMeeting or Google Hangouts. Interestingly enough though, the teams did quickly realize that while certain things like one-to-one video chat is now very easy, multi-way video conferencing and recording still remains a challenge.

The event opened with presentations from Costin, Chapman, Influxis and TokBox. We’ve captured them on video and will be sharing them on the AnyMeeting YouTube channel. Some highlights are embedded below:

The Hack session ended with presentations from the teams. The top projects were:

  • An HTML5 WebSockets based signaling platform to synchronize any number of meeting attendees
  • An online security system that feeds multiple security cameras into a central location, and allows recording
  • A “Google Hangouts” like video chat platform


The consensus from the teams was that while this technology is very exciting, it’s still in its infancy. A number of the teams found that documentation from just a few weeks ago had already become outdated on the current version of Chrome, and other docs warned that certain features would be changing, so be prepared for that.

Regardless, as the major browser manufacturers continue to make progress on this spec, the industry will certainly keep up with this wave of disruption and AnyMeeting will be holding future Hackathons to ensure that our community keeps up with the innovation.

Stay tuned!

AnyMeeting WebRTC Hackathon Event Details

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Click here to Register for the Hackathon

For those of you who have registered, here are the event details:

9:00 AM, Saturday, January 26th,
Chapman University’s Von Neumann Hall,
545 West Palm Avenue, Orange, CA 92865. Map
(Parking will be provided at Chapman free of charge. Bring your ticket to receive a validation.)

We are honored to have the event hosted by Chapman University’s Schmid College of Science and Technology, in partnership with the Ralph W. Leatherby Center for Entrepreneurship and Business Ethics, and Chapman’s eVillage. In addition, UC Irvine’s Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences and California State Fullerton’s College of Engineering and Computer Science are also promoting the event.

Our sponsors include, Influxis, a live streaming and real-time application hosting provider, and TokBox, an online video communications provider that
announced support for WebRTC back in August of 2012.

We are looking forward to seeing each of you at the event. To help you get oriented here are some answers to common questions:

Who can attend?

The event is free and open to software engineers, designers, product managers, marketers and entrepreneurs interested in coming together and working on building a new project, product or service involving WebRTC. Note: If you are inviting others, please ensure that they register soon as space is limited and only those registered participants will be admitted.

Can I bring code I prepared in advance?

Yes, if you want to get started early, you can bring in up to 1,000 lines of code prepared in advance. You can also leverage other existing projects from GitHub, Google Code, or other repositories. However, the judging will be based on the work that you originally create specifically for this project.

To start learning, check out this excellent overview!

Do I have to participate on a team?

No, you do not have to work with a team. You can bring a team, work alone, or ask us to identify others who have registered who might want to work with you on a team. We encourage engineers to peer up with marketing folks and designers to have the best chance in creating a top notch project!

What equipment or supplies do I need to bring?

Bring your laptop and power cables and any other accessories designed to make your work area comfortable and efficient. Food, beverages and WiFi will be provided along with desks and work areas.

How will my project be judged?

Judges will review all projects and select the top project based on the following criteria:

  • Most viable product or service
  • Technically challenging
  • Completeness of product
  • Creativity and originality
  • Audience favorite

Who are the Judges?

What is the Agenda for the day?

  • 9:00 AM – Registration
  • 9:30 AM – Intro & Welcome from Costin, AnyMeeting CEO
  • 9:35 AM – Chapman Welcome & Overview of Dept
  • 9:45 AM – Influxis – Welcome and Brief Overview
  • 9:55 AM – TokBox – Brief Overview and Further Insight into Web RTC
  • 10:05 AM – AnyMeeting – Why WebRTC? – Costin, AnyMeeting CEO
  • 10:15 AM – Start Hacking!
  • 12:00 PM – Pizza Arrives
  • 4:00 PM – Donuts Arrive
  • 7:00 PM – Dinner type food Arrives – Cheeseburgers??
  • 8:00 PM – Project Presentations
  • 9:00 PM – Winners Chosen
  • Mixer and Drinks after the Hackathon will be at “The District Lounge”  – Map
What’s next?

See you there!

AnyMeeting

Calling all Coders, AnyMeeting is Hosting a WebRTC Hackathon

If you are an engineer, designer, product manager, marketer or entrepreneur, AnyMeeting has a great opportunity for you.  On January 26th, AnyMeeting will be hosting a hackathon based around the emerging technology known as WebRTC.  Seeing WebRTC as a major disruptive force in the world of Real Time Communications, AnyMeeting is encouraging those interested to come together and work on building a new project, product or service involving the technology in a 12-hour hack session.

At the end of the session, competing teams of contestants will be able to present and answer questions on their projects for a chance to win a grand prize of $5,000.  Small prizes will be awarded to two runners up teams as well.

For more information on the “AnyMeeting WebRTC Hackathon,” how to register and sponsorship opportunities, please visit our AnyMeeting EventBrite Page.