We have just released an updated version of our Android app that features massive improvements and provides exciting new functionality.
Before today’s update, the Android app only allowed you to make outgoing calls to direct Gruveo codes. With version 2.0, you can log in and receive incoming calls on your own @code, too!
If you are a Gruveo Pro user, you will see more precise caller location, referrer source and platform whenever somebody calls you. Other Android users will see your logo when dialing your direct code. There is also full support for incoming screen sharing in the app.
We have rewritten big chunks of the Android app to make it lean and performant. It’s more stable, too.
The device requirements for Gruveo have been relaxed so you can install the app on more types of devices. Give it a try!
Get the updated Android app here:
We are excited to announce the launch of Gruveo Pro, our new premium subscription which goes above and beyond the Gruveo features you already know and love to provide additional functionality for business and power users. We’re offering a 14-day free trial of Pro to all Gruveo users. Just click here to upgrade and get started.
Screen Sharing, Branding and More
With Gruveo Pro, you can now easily share your screen from within a Gruveo call to collaborate seamlessly in real time. Gruveo’s legendary simplicity is built into our screen sharing feature, so you’ll never have to waste time on coordinating a software download with someone you want to share screen with again – just click to share screen from within your call with speed and ease. Gruveo’s new screen sharing capabilities even allow you to trade presentation roles with the person you’re collaborating with, whether they’re a Pro subscriber or not. Continue reading
We have recently added some important features to our Embed API. Here is the full scoop:
In chromeless mode, the Gruveo embed does not expose any controls to the end user, nor does it reveal the connection code on the waiting screen. This mode is perfect for ultra-custom integrations where you supply all of the controls as part of your web application and wire them up to the embed via the API.
Set the new
chromeless API parameter to
1 to activate chromeless mode. Example 5 on our Examples page features chromeless mode in action.
Our API customers now have the ability to suppress Gruveo branding in the embed. Setting the new
branding parameter to
0 hides the “Powered by Gruveo” label on the start screen as well as removes the in-call logo watermark.
We have added the new
clientid parameter to the API signing scheme. The old signing scheme without the
clientid parameter is now officially deprecated and will be eventually phased out. Please get in touch to get your new API credentials that include your client ID and API secret.
Update October 14, 2016: Gruveo Instant Connect for Chrome now makes browser call notifications even more prominent by making them work in the background as well as adding a proper ringing sound to them.
Direct Gruveo codes are like phone numbers, just a whole lot better. With a direct code, you can receive incoming video and voice calls from anyone without them having to install software or create an account. Tell a customer to enter your @code on Gruveo or go to www.gruveo.com/@code, and there you are, receiving that as an incoming call.
For direct codes to be truly useful, you need to know when the other party is calling you without keeping the Gruveo tab (or the Gruveo app) open. That’s where our handy incoming call notifications come in. You can enable them in your browser on desktop and Android, or in our iOS app if you have an iPhone or an iPad.
Most modern browsers are capable of showing system notifications. Gruveo takes advantage of this to alert you of an incoming call on your direct code even if you don’t have the Gruveo tab open. Browser notifications work in the web version of Gruveo in Chrome, Firefox, Opera and Safari (limited functionality) on desktop – as well as in Chrome, Firefox and Opera on Android. Continue reading
Direct Gruveo codes are live! Grab your direct @code and enjoy easy video and voice calls from your clients, customers and friends. Click here:[button_1 text=”Sign%20Up” text_size=”20″ text_color=”#ffffff” text_bold=”N” text_letter_spacing=”0″ subtext_panel=”N” text_shadow_panel=”Y” text_shadow_vertical=”1″ text_shadow_horizontal=”0″ text_shadow_color=”#000000″ text_shadow_blur=”0″ styling_width=”25″ styling_height=”15″ styling_border_color=”#dd7103″ styling_border_size=”1″ styling_border_radius=”15″ styling_border_opacity=”100″ styling_shine=”Y” styling_gradient_start_color=”#ffbe6b” styling_gradient_end_color=”#dd7103″ drop_shadow_panel=”Y” drop_shadow_vertical=”1″ drop_shadow_horizontal=”0″ drop_shadow_blur=”1″ drop_shadow_spread=”0″ drop_shadow_color=”#000000″ drop_shadow_opacity=”50″ inset_shadow_panel=”Y” inset_shadow_vertical=”0″ inset_shadow_horizontal=”0″ inset_shadow_blur=”0″ inset_shadow_spread=”1″ inset_shadow_color=”#fece94″ inset_shadow_opacity=”50″ align=”center” href=”https://www.gruveo.com/user/signup”/]
P.S. Still unsure what direct codes are? Check out our new video:
Don’t be late to claim your perfect code – click here to sign up now.
Direct Gruveo codes are going live in just three days from now on Monday, June 27th. We have been receiving lots of questions about the direct codes and we decided to compile the answers into a single blog post. Here goes:
How will I be able to register a direct code?
On Monday, the Gruveo website will be updated to allow for user registration. Simply click the “Sign Up” button and follow the instructions. You will need a valid email address to register a direct code on Gruveo.
How many direct codes can I have?
You can register more than one direct code but you will need a separate email address for each. Also, you can currently be logged in under only one code in a given browser or device.
Will regular Gruveo codes still work?
Yes. You can choose to completely ignore the new direct codes functionality and continue using Gruveo as before. Continue reading
Last week, we announced something exciting coming to Gruveo, and the time has come to lift the curtain a little.
Next Monday, we will be launching direct Gruveo codes – a new way to use Gruveo for easy video and voice calling that is bound to make phone numbers a thing of the past.
What are the direct codes?
Unlike a traditional one-time code that anyone can use to establish a Gruveo call, a direct code – for example, @john – belongs only to you. Whenever somebody enters “@john” on Gruveo or follows your Gruveo link (www.gruveo.com/@john), you receive that as an incoming call which you can answer in the Gruveo app or on the Gruveo website.
Think of a direct Gruveo code as a supercharged toll-free phone number that your clients, customers or simply friends can use to instantly get connected to you without installs or accounts. Better yet, direct codes will be free to get and use, no strings attached.
Registration is opening on June 27th. Direct codes will be available on the first-come, first-served basis, so make sure to grab the perfect one for yourself or your business quickly! We are not holding anything back so even single-letter direct codes like @x will be available on day 1.
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You asked us for an Android app and guess what? It’s finally here!
Enjoy a host of features including background mode, text chat, switchable sound output and push notifications – all without having to launch your browser. Download Gruveo for Android right now:
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Get ready for Gruveo being even easier to use on the go 🙂