Yuuguu today announced the seamless integration of the Google Talk Instant Messaging (IM) network into its real-time collaboration and web conferencing service. In English, you’re probably shouting. Well, according to the company that means Yuuguu users can now share screens, hold web conferences and work collaboratively with anyone on the Google Talk IM network.
Yuuguu’s web conferencing and screen sharing service already has an integrated buddy list and chat system.
Users can now simply link to their existing Google account and any contacts they have on the Google Talk IM network will automatically appear in their Yuuguu buddy list.
With one click Yuuguu users can chat, share their screen and collaborate in real time with any friends or colleagues on the Google Talk IM network.
The process works without those people needing any downloads or plug-ins – only the host downloads Yuuguu for free onto their PC, Mac or Linux computer.
In addition Yuuguu supports group sessions of Google Talk IM contacts, so several participants can easily join the secure conference or screen share.
Yuuguu also includes "high quality, low cost" landline based voice conferencing services for one-to-many voice calls.
The new feature also supports users who access the Google Talk IM network through Google Apps, providing simple and integrated access to free web conferencing for business users.
Founder and CEO of Yuuguu, Anish Kapoor, said his company had always been focused on building a service that integrates community, messaging and collaboration.
"By opening up our service to Google Talk IM network users, even more colleagues and friends can message and chat while they share screens for enhanced collaboration," he said.
Kapoor added that typical IM clients don’t allow screen sharing and have limited collaboration capabilities, while web conferencing and screen sharing services typically have no presence or instant messaging capabilities.
"We wanted to bring these features into one application to ensure that users see, chat and control from one simple interface,” Kapoor said.