We have just released the new Mikogo Shop which will serve as the website area where you can browse the different licenses and buy the one that suits your business needs. As mentioned in our previous blog post about the freemium model, we thought long and hard about how to offer licenses for commercial use that would support a variety of desktop sharing uses. As you can see on the Mikogo Shop, we have provided several options to cater for the different needs of the many Mikogo users. Please read this blog post below for further insight into the new Mikogo licenses.
Last month you would have read our blog post and message about our plans to introduce a Freemium model in the near future. From that we received an overwhelming number of great comments, facebook wall posts, tweets, etc – firstly, thank you for all your comments, support and feedback!
We took our time to go over everything, taking into consideration your comments and suggestions. Before we introduce the freemium model, we would like to take a moment to address your questions by sharing our thoughts and plans with you and providing more in-depth info. We have answered your questions below and hope you enjoy reading the blog post!
In general, when you invite a participant to join a Mikogo session, you no doubt direct them to our Join Session page, get them to enter the session ID and join your session. However if you prefer, it is in fact possible for your participants to go straight to your own website and join from there. So how does this work?
We have created a way for you to integrate the session login form directly into your website. This is now available with Version 4.
We’ve been stress testing both the latest version of Mikogo, Version 4.3, and the previous version, Version 4.2. From this we can confidently say that Version 4.3 brings with it greater performance and stability in comparison to Version 4.2. On top of that, we have also fixed several bugs within the software which you can read about on our release notes page.
Due to the significant improvement in performance and stability of Version 4.3 over the previous Mikogo release, we are implementing a mandatory upgrade today. Please read on for further details.
Four years ago, Mikogo was created from an idea by our company, BeamYourScreen which since 2004 has developed and operated business desktop sharing solutions. Numerous private individuals approached our company asking for a free online meeting tool for personal use. None of the big corporations, such as WebEx, were offering free solutions for personal use and we came to strongly believe that the private user was missing out. With this in mind, we decided to create Mikogo, a free desktop sharing tool for private users.
What started as an idea in 2007 has since developed into a service soon to reach 1 million registered users in 180 countries worldwide. We are thrilled at how many people support our work and enjoy our software – thank you!
Today we bring you an important message about how together we will sustain Mikogo as a high-quality desktop sharing program. We will soon introduce a freemium model to Mikogo. This is a big step for us and we ask that you please read the following blog post.