This morning started like any other, and then rapidly blew itself to bits. I’m not disappointed, though. In fact, I’m rather pleased at the way that the whole thing has played out.
At 7:15 AM, cup of coffee in hand, I sat down to my PC to find email from iotum Chair Randall Howard letting me know that sometime after midnight last night Calliflower Mobile for iPhone had been released to the Apple iPhone App Store. Perhaps Apple notified us, I don’t know. In any case, our development director, Noam, is on vacation this week and we were all in the dark.
By 7:30 we had a plan, including drafting a press release and letting folks in the industry know that we had released. At 8:22 I forwarded the release internally, and then hit the treadmill for a run, which I cut short after 35 minutes. There wasn’t anything worth watching on TV anyway.
At 9:07 we discussed feedback on the first draft briefly. Randall and I debated the merits of asking Apple for a quote for the release. In the interests of timeliness we decided not to. I’ve worked in and with big corporations – by the time you get a quote drafted, up the corporate hierarchy and approved by legal, it’s a two day process. We didn’t have two days.
It’s a testament to the professionalism of the Comunicano team, and the ability of small players like ourselves to react quickly.
And Calliflower on iPhone – well, let me just say that you’re going to love it. We’ve remained faithful to the Calliflower experience on the web, while taking full advantage of the iPhone experience giving you the hands down BEST mobile conferencing experience ever. Here’s a few examples of what I mean.
There really aren’t any compromises, except that if you’re a Calliflower Premium customer you won’t be able to share documents on your iPhone. At least, not yet. But you can still use the network of international conference calling numbers, and all the North American local dial numbers.
To try Calliflower on your iPhone, go to the AppStore and search on Calliflower, or simply click this link.
Let us know what you think!