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Put Your Gruveo Handle on Your Business Card

This article continues where the previous one left off. Another place your Gruveo handle should be presented is on your business card—for all the same reasons laid out in the last article about including your Gruveo handle in your email signature.

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A Gruveo handle on a business card.

We'd like to add one crucial psychological point that many professionals don't think about.

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Why Put Your Gruveo Handle in Your Email Signature

After adding your Gruveo handle on your website, we recommend next including it in your email signature. This might seem like the obvious choice to you, and maybe you already have it there. If you do, thumbs up from us 🙂

But many business professionals still think about their email signature as a place for "traditional" contact information. If this sounds like you, you probably keep your Gruveo handle as a secret "weapon" for cases when call recording or screen sharing is needed. And for all your other "normal" calls, you'll use your phone number.

Gruveo for Business series - your Gruveo handle in email signature

An email signature with a Gruveo handle linkified with a Gruveo call link that will start a call when clicked on.

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The Call Button Plugin for WordPress Is Here

If you run a WordPress website, you'll be very excited to learn that supercharging it with a Gruveo call button is now easier than ever. With our new Gruveo Call Button plugin, adding the button to your WordPress site is now a simple matter of a couple of clicks — no HTML copying and pasting required!

With a Gruveo call button, your website visitors call you on your Gruveo handle with voice and video without having to leave your site. Callers don't need their own accounts, and the service works in all major browsers without installs.

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An example of how the Gruveo call button and the popup window look on a website.

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Your Gruveo Handle on Your Website

One of the most useful features Gruveo offers is undoubtedly the Gruveo handle (also known as a direct Gruveo code)—a registered Gruveo call room that's unique to you and works like a phone number, but more awesome. If you don't have your handle yet, go register one now! They're completely free.

If you've registered a Gruveo handle for your business, you've probably done so to make yourself more reachable to your clients, business partners and other parties. But for them to call you on Gruveo, you need to let them know that you have a handle in the first place, right?

There are many creative ways to let the world know about your Gruveo handle so let's take a more detailed look at them. As the title suggests, in this article we'll talk about having your Gruveo handle on your website.

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How Hentsū Created a Transcontinental Office Portal with Gruveo

Hentsū is a technology startup providing services to asset management and hedge fund clients. The firm focuses on applying technology solutions to the asset management industry.

Gruveo and Hentsu case study - Hentsu logo

Hentsū has built a transcontinental office portal with Gruveo, and we've asked the firm’s Marketing Manager, Christine Johnson, to tell us more about it.

Christine explained that it all began when Hentsū expanded to two offices in different countries and felt the need to connect the London and New York locations. After searching and trying out various other platforms, they decided to use Gruveo.

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Reminder: Gruveo Embed API Graduates from Beta on August 14

Dear developers, we want to remind you that our Embed API is graduating from Beta on August 14, 2017. If you have been using the Gruveo Embed API since its early beta days and you only have an API secret without a corresponding client ID, you need to take action now!

First, you need to contact our Sales team as soon as possible. They will provide you with a client ID and a new API secret that will ensure your continued access to the API.

Second, you will need to update your code to use the current API authentication scheme. Please see Accessing Extended Mode in the developer documentation for details.

Please make sure to request your API client ID to be able to use the Embed API beyond August 14, 2017.

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A New Series for Business Professionals

If you are a Gruveo user, you already know this. Here at Gruveo, we like it easy. We also believe that Gruveo can make all your business and personal communications easy while taking them to the next level.

To enjoy all the benefits Gruveo offers, you need to give it a fair chance to prove itself to you. This means you should use Gruveo for your everyday communication with clients, business partners, colleagues...everybody.

Gruveo is already covering all the business and personal conversations of so many business professionals, making their day-to-day business life easier and more efficient, and it can do the same for you.

Gruveo for business - tips for using online video conferencing

You might be curious about how to do this. Just how do you start using Gruveo for all your communications and get other people to use it to contact you? To help you out, we have decided to create a series of articles called Gruveo for Business.

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Gruveo SDK for Android Is Out

Yet more fantastic news for developers! We have just released the Gruveo SDK for Android and we want you to check it out.

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Gruveo SDK for Android lets you quickly add a video chat screen to your app.

The SDK lets you add a video chat screen to your app and communicate with it using a simple API. The screen comes with all user-facing controls already in place and is the quickest way to add video and voice chat to your Android app.

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Recents and Favorites Arrive to Our iOS App

​Not that long ago, we released the Favorites feature for our Android app, leaving the Gruveo for iOS app users a bit sad...but not for long. The Gruveo for iOS app now has the Favorites feature, too. And ​it’s also got the Recents feature!

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Gruveo iOS app now has Recents and Favorites tabs

The Recents feature shows you the whole call history—all incoming and outgoing calls. For each call, you can see the date and time of the call, the call room name or handle called, whether it was an incoming or outgoing call and how many Gruveo video or voice calls you have had using that particular call room/handle.

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The Embed API Just Got Even More Powerful

Dear developers, may we have your attention please?​

​Ahead of the Gruveo Embed API's graduation from beta, there are a few supercool new features we've recently added and would like to tell you more about.

Gruveo Embed API is a wonderfully easy way to add video and voice calling to your website in minutes. Yes, that's right! It only takes a couple of minutes because we serve you a fully cooked, ready-to-use solution. You don't need to be a coding superman to work with it either. Want to check it out? Click here to learn more.

Here's what's new in the Embed API:

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