The new wave of mobile apps has arrived with the launch of MeetUp, a free iPhone and iPad program that allows its users to connect with other users anywhere in the world and also share their view on what is happening. Similar to a real-time chat room, users can chat back and forth using text and picture messaging systems. As you might expect, this type of application is ideal for large groups of people who are unable to meet up physically. If you’ve been looking around at apps for meeting rooms, you’ll find that most do not offer this much flexibility as they limit the number of people you can invite to your space.
MeetUp has an all new feature that sets it apart from other free meeting apps, and that’s the ability to make video calls! This means that even if your participants live in very different parts of the country or even the world, you can still send video and audio conferences from your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, and have everyone that’s participating in your meeting to understand what’s going on. Video calls can also be used between multiple people in different locations, which makes this type of app extremely handy. Whether you’re having a sales meeting with five people in New York and one in Los Angeles, or you’re simply trying to get your team in Las Vegas together for a weekend of fun and games, meeting app makers such as MeetUp have found a way to let everyone come together at the same time and not miss a beat.
Aside from the video conferencing feature that MeetUp has, there are also some other notable features of the new free its meeting app that might catch your eye. Among other things, it allows its users to see their Hangouts online and create their own private Hangouts within the app. From there, anyone can join the Hangout right from their phone, jittersy as they might be about meeting someone in real life. You can also make video calls from the Hangout, so even if your participants aren’t all in the same place, you can still communicate effectively while you’re out meeting people!