July 01, 2011, 8:11 AM —
HP's TouchPad goes on sale Friday, and while it remains to be seen whether the tablet can carve out any market share in a sector dominated by Apple's iPad, one application maker isn't waiting around.
MightyMeeting Inc., which makes cloud-based web conferencing applications for mobile devices, on Friday unveiled MightyMeeting for HP TouchPad, designed to allow mobile professionals to share multimedia presentations with colleagues and customers.
The company already offers the web conferencing app for the iPad, iPhone and Android mobile devices, but says MightyMeeting for HP TouchPad is the first to include integrated audio conferencing.
According to a press release, "The application takes full advantage of the unique capabilities of the webOS platform, such as next-level multitasking and HP Synergy, which automatically syncs users' information from sources like Facebook, Google, Microsoft Exchange, Yahoo!, Skype, and LinkedIn."
Richard Kerris, vice president of webOS Worldwide Developer Relations for Hewlett-Packard, said in a statement, "MightyMeeting integrates with the webOS contact and email applications, and with webOS multitasking, users can host a web conference while checking their calendars, sending IM messages or looking up a contact."
Cloud-based MightyMeeting provides each user with a "private virtual meeting room" for storing presentations (including brief videos) and hosting online meetings. There appears to be no limit to the number of meeting participants.
The MightyMeeting app is free for attendees, though hosting a meeting requires an in-app purchase, the company said.
The basic version of MightyMeeting is free, though the amount of storage it offers is limited (100 MB) and it comes with a 14-day online meeting trial.
A "pro" version costs $4.99 a month (or $49.99 annually) and includes 2 GB of storage and unlimited online meetings.