The BlackBerry® Mobile Conferencing app has been a huge hit with the BlackBerry business community, which comes as no surprise to me considering how often the app is used in my everyday work life. We introduced the BlackBerry Mobile Conferencing app in June, and today we’re excited to announce an updated version of the app that brings even more functionality.
As a reminder, BlackBerry Mobile Conferencing is a free app (available in BlackBerry App World™) that integrates with your BlackBerry® smartphone’s calendar to make joining and scheduling calls easy while on the go. When it’s time to jump on a call, you can simply press the “Join Now” button that appears with the calendar alert. Check out the additional features offered in the new version of Mobile Conferencing below:
Convert an Email to a Conference Invitation
Now you can shift your conversation from email to a conference bridge quickly and simply. Use the “Schedule Conference” menu option on any email to create a calendar invitation with the same individuals on the email thread, subject, and message notes. Check out the screenshot above for an example.
Manage up to 10 Conference Profiles
If you’re like me, you’re constantly hosting conference calls as well as attending them, using a variety of conference bridges. The BlackBerry Mobile Conferencing app has been designed not only to provide ease of access and connection to these calls, but also to help you manage the variety of conference bridges that you use by allowing up to 10 conference profiles to be stored on your device.
Improved Conference Call Detection Algorithm
The app has done a great job of detecting conference call information and automating the process, and now the algorithm behind this process is better than ever. Using feedback from users, we’ve increased the “intelligence” of the conference call detection, including more conference description formats and language constructs.
Improved Hidden Moderator Code
When you’re scheduling conference calls from your desktop, you can now send only the participant information and keep your moderator or host code hidden. For meeting invites that only include participant information, the BlackBerry Mobile Conferencing app will automatically search for matching bridge information in your conference profiles. If it finds a match, it will dial you in with the moderator code from the corresponding profile and connect the conference when you press “Join Now”.
Support for BlackBerry 7 and Liquid Graphics
All of the new BlackBerry® 7 OS smartphones will support the BlackBerry Mobile Conferencing app, including the BlackBerry® Bold™ 9900 and 9930 smartphones, as well as the BlackBerry® Torch™ 9810, 9850 and 9860 smartphones. If you have yet to upgrade, BlackBerry Mobile Conferencing is also supported by BlackBerry® Device Software v5.0 and BlackBerry® 6 OS.
These improvements have all been made as a result of user feedback and dedication to the solution. Most of us use conference bridges every day, and we love a tool that simplifies and automates the process just as much as you do.
Get the new BlackBerry Mobile Conferencing app for free from BlackBerry App World, where you can find it in the Business Tools category. Or, to learn more, check out the BlackBerry Mobile Conferencing web site.