As you may have heard, it was recently announced that the next version of the Safari browser for macOS and iOS, Safari 11, will support WebRTC – the real-time video and voice communication technology that Gruveo is built on.
Today, barely a month later, Gruveo brings official support for the upcoming Safari 11 on macOS and iOS to its web app. This means that after you update your iPhone or iPad to iOS 11 this September, you will be able to make video and voice calls with Gruveo by simply opening www.gruveo.com in Safari on your device.
We are very proud to share this awesome news with you today. The Google Play editorial team just put Gruveo on its list of Top 5 video calling apps - alongside Skype, Facebook Messenger, Snapchat and ooVoo. According to Google, the apps on the list "get it right" as far as video calling goes.
The reasons why the Google Play editorial team love Gruveo are:
As a Gruveo Android app user, you can now organize your most often called Gruveo rooms and @handles easily and have them on hand when you need to make a call. We have added a new Favorites tab into the Gruveo Android app, and made the Recents tab more useful.
The latest update of the Gruveo for Android app adds the Favorites tab, which lets you save your favorite Gruveo rooms and @handles for easy access.
We want to remind you to update the Gruveo app on all your mobile devices. If you haven't done so already, now’s your chance!
As you know, we are retiring support for all the older versions of Gruveo apps for iOS and Android tomorrow (June 23, 2017). The web application is updated automatically but you need to update your Gruveo apps for iOS and Android yourself.
If you missed the announcement, click here to read the original blog post with more information.
If you have a business, then you have a website. And if you have a website, then you have a Contacts page. Being easily reachable is a must, and you know it.
Registering a Gruveo handle is a logical step towards that. Including your handle on your website and all other communication tools—so that clients can reach you—is the next one. But if you've already completed these steps, what more can you do to help people reach you even more easily?
We have great news! We took the simplicity of making Gruveo calls one step further by creating the Gruveo button: a click-to-call button that automatically starts a call on your Gruveo handle. Simple as that!
Since last Tuesday, you have been able to enjoy group video, voice and screen sharing calls with Gruveo. (For more information about the group calling release, click here.) Today, we want to inform you about a big technical change associated with this release.
Group calling is a Gruveo Pro feature that connects Gruveo users (both Pro and non-Pro) in calls with more than two participants. To be able to enjoy it, all call participants need to be using the Gruveo web application or version 4.0 or later of our mobile apps.
It feels like only a couple of months have passed by and yet here we are today, celebrating the first birthday of the Gruveo app for Android! Time flies, right? As proud parents, we are delighted by the success of our youngest app. It's been extremely useful to thousands of Gruveo users so far, helping them make easy video and voice calls on the go.
And not just that! It's grown significantly and improved its stability and performance over the past year. Apart from the common Gruveo features we've been adding, the Android app has some of its own, too.
We are proud to announce that group calling, the latest addition to the Gruveo Pro subscription, was released earlier today and is now fully at your service. Here are the details:
Gruveo can now connect up to eight people on a video, voice-only and screen sharing call. It doesn't matter what device the group call participants use because it works across platforms and devices. You can join a call from either one of the native Gruveo apps (for iOS or Android) or from the web application at www.gruveo.com. Gruveo group calls can be established by joining an anonymous call room (previously known as anonymous Gruveo code) or using your registered Gruveo handle (direct Gruveo code).
We have some pretty awesome news for you today! Not just one announcement, but two.
Are you ready?
Screen sharing is now free and available to all Gruveo users. There are no limitations to using screen sharing anymore. From now on, everybody can do online presentations, show software tutorials or discuss documents online in real time. It's effective immediately. This handy feature used to only be available to Gruveo Pro subscribers, but we decided to be generous and let the whole world take advantage of it. And one of the reasons we feel this way is because we have an even more souped-up feature lined up for Gruveo Pro subscribers.
And now for the other, even bigger, news...
Recently, with our new releases we have been concentrating on the Pro users. But we sure haven't forgotten the fun-loving Gruveo users, and today we bring you the Shuffle - an exciting new experiment that might remind you of an older idea that we've made Gruveo-perfect for you!
The Gruveo Shuffle feature connects you to random people all over the world over easy video calls. At this point in time, the Shuffle experiment is available to Android app users only.