NEW YORK, May 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Firespotter Labs announced from TechCrunch Disrupt NYC the launch of its game-changing audio conferencing service, UberConference. A free audio conferencing service with a visual interface, UberConference solves the most common problems faced in teleconferencing including making a conference easy to join, knowing who is participating, knowing who is speaking, and making advanced features easy to use.
"Everyone's experienced the pain of teleconferencing issues ranging from forgetting the PIN to not knowing who's on a call to noise in the background, yet there's been virtually no innovation in audio conferencing – a $3 billion market – in the last 30 years," said Craig Walker, CEO and founder of Firespotter Labs. "UberConference changes the experience entirely, doing away with all the pain points and adding value by incorporating public information on each participant from LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Google+, making it easy to know who's on a call and to quickly gather information about the caller. With UberConference, not only have we simplified teleconferencing but we've significantly improved it."
Previously CEO of Dialpad, which became Yahoo! Voice and founder and CEO of GrandCentral, which became Google Voice, Walker together with his team focuses on making complex telephony services easy to use.
With UberConference, joining a conference call is simplified. As long as participants' numbers are in the organizer's contacts, a PIN is no longer required and people are automatically joined to the conference on dialing in. The call organizer and participants all have access to a dashboard where they see images of the participants, know who is speaking at any given moment, and can quickly see participants' public social media information. The organizer can also easily use advanced features such as mute or earmuffs with a click of a button.
iPad and iPhone apps are under development and will launch in the coming weeks. To sign up for the UberConference beta go to www.uberconference.com.
About Firespotter Labs
Founded in 2011 by serial entrepreneur and former Google Ventures Entrepreneur in Residence Craig Walker, Firespotter Labs focuses on disrupting antiquated large industries through mobile technologies. Not an incubator in the traditional sense, at Firespotter the team develops their own ideas and services which evolve into products and companies that go on to exist and succeed on their own. Product offerings released by Firespotter Labs include Nosh, NoshList, Jotly and UberConference. Firespotter is funded by Google Ventures. For more information go to www.firespotter.com
About TechCrunch Disrupt
TechCrunch Disrupt NYC 2012 (http://techcrunch.com/events/disrupt-ny-2012/) is TechCrunch's third annual conference in New York City. The format combines top thought-leader discussions with new product and company launches. Morning executive discussions debate timely disruptions in media, advertising and technology while the afternoons are reserved for the Startup Battlefield where 30 new companies will launch for the first time on stage, selected to present from more than 1000 applications received from around the world. The winning company will receive a $50,000 grand prize and the Disrupt Cup at the conclusion of the conference. The conference is May 21-23, 2012, at Pier 94 located at 755 12th Avenue (at 55th Street & 12th Ave.) in Midtown New York.