Thanks to Andrew for checking back on here and then emailing me the word doc version of the press release so that I could post it on here. Unfortunately Mikogo isn’t releasing the number of downloads for their program, that has not been made public yet, but might in the near future. Here is an excerpt from the email I sent Andrew asking about the Mikogo number of downloads:
“Regarding the number of Mac downloads, unfortunately I can’t release those numbers for you at the moment. Mikogo on the Mac has drawn a lot of attention, especially considering we were featured in Macworld, PCworld, VentureBeat, and a lot more. Consequently we are gaining more and more Mikogo Mac users every day, which means that the numbers will never be very accurate because they’re always increasing.”
I would also like to include some videos that I accidentally left out of the last post, one demonstrating how to start a Mikogo meeting on the Mac, and the second demonstrating how to provide remote support through Mikogo on the Mac.
Mikogo Press Release
Mikogo Releases Cross-Platform Remote Support Software
Backing up the successful Mac Beta version last month, Mikogo has released its cross-platform remote control feature for Mac users. Available at no cost for both commercial and private use, companies can now employ Mikogo from both Mac and PC computers for not only web conferences and online meetings but also remote support.
Mannheim, GERMANY April 15, 2009 – Mikogo has announced the release of the new remote control feature for its Mac Beta version, equipping the free cross-platform web conference software with a valuable remote support function. The news comes shortly after the successful release of Mikogo’s first Mac Beta version a month ago, and complements Mikogo’s version for PC computers.
Both Mikogo’s PC and Mac versions (http://www.mikogo.com) provide an easy-to-use web conferencing solution that allows any private user or company to organize an online meeting with up to 10 participants. Following today’s release, Mikogo users have a multi-purpose cross-platform application for online meetings as well as remote support, and all at no cost.
“Since last month’s Beta version, Mac users have been picking up our software for online meetings, web conferencing and screen sharing,” explains Erik Boos, Co-Founder of Mikogo. “Now with the new remote control feature, companies have an all-in-one software application that allows them to not only make Web presentations and conferences but also assist clients via remote support.”
While being available for businesses at no cost is undoubtedly an attractive feature, it is Mikogo’s ease of use and cross-platform function that will most likely appeal to a growing crowd. Users can organize a desktop sharing session, share any screen content, invite multiple participants, and access remote control, regardless of whether the organizer or participants are using Mac or PC computers.
“Whether someone wishes to organize a web conference or remote support session, Mikogo will establish a connection quickly without any need to make network or firewall changes,” says Boos. “Ease of use is a must for our users, and we are happy to make screen sharing and remote support so simple on both Mac and PC computers.”
Equipped with 256-bit AES encryption to ensure the security of all involved, along with a range of desktop sharing features, Mikogo is quickly and strongly establishing itself as a multi-purpose cross-platform application for online collaboration.
Further information on the new release is available at: http://www.mikogo.com/mac
Mikogo incorporates innovative screen sharing technology to provide an easy-to-use free online meeting solution, welcoming everyone to high-quality online collaboration. The popular software tool is now supplying its cost free solution in over 160 countries, primarily private users, freelancers and small businesses. Launched in 2007, Mikogo is provided by the renowned provider of web collaboration solutions, BeamYourScreen (http://www.BeamYourScreen.com), whose product range consists of software solutions for online meetings, online presentations, and remote support. At present, more than 1500 corporate customers in over 40 countries worldwide are using the BeamYourScreen technology and benefiting from significantly reduced travel time and travel expenses.
As I mentioned in my last post unfortunately I will probably not get chance to try out the new Mikogo version for awhile, but as soon as I do, and as soon as the download statists for Mikogo are available, they will both be posted here.