and with that Google, just made testing an International Creative Virtual Incubator So much easier! Not to mention taking local designers global!.
I’ve said it many times get a Gmail account! Set up your Google Plus account and Page and add your google Authors tag to you web page… if non of that makes sense … use a gmail email to contact me below.
This week Google Plus will roll out voice calling in it’s chrome extension. Hangout user from other countries will be able to call the US and Canada free. Even if their are a few early snags they usually work them out in a month or so just in time for the holiday shopping season! We’ve started working with local and foreign designers prepping them for international sales!
I’ve used skype but it’s clumsy and eats up bandwidth a challenge for my international contacts. Since BBM may be the phone of choice inmany countries Google has firmly positioned itself as an alternative… that allows users to keep their BBM while acccessing video and voice calling from a browser… which means you can be on FB, Google plus and all talk and chat. Yes we’ve been doing it … but using video conferencing and “secretly” chatting in on another platform for public hangouts.
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Whats more …
you can add multiple phone numbers and video participants to the same call; and you can play sound effects (like applause or laughter) with the Google Effects app.