Because I live in Chicago, I tend to conduct a lot of demos and meetings with startups and companies over webinar products like GoToMeeting or WebEx. While they get the job done for the most part, the UI is clunky and slow. Today, MeetingBurner is releasing its sleek, fast, and easy-to-use remote meeting product to the public. And the first 200 signups here will receive a free MeetingBurner Pro account.
MeetingBurner, which is exiting beta today, offers a download-free interface lets participants join a meeting via a link sent to their email. Not only is it the load time fast, but the interface is simple and easy to use. Meeting attendees have the option of joining via phone or Skype. Administrators can record meetings, and share on YouTube with a click.
One compelling feature is the meeting temperature option, which allows participants to rate the meeting as it is taking place. Admins can see instant data from participants to see how they are faring and adjust accordingly. Other bells and whistles include the ability to charge attendees directly from the registration screen via PayPal, and iPhone, iPad and Android apps to view meetings.
MeetingBurner offers a free version, which allows for up to 15 participants in online meetings, an integrated phone conference line, email support, and no ads. The pro-version ($39.95 a month) includes support for up to 50 participants, full telephone support, meeting recording, enhanced security and more. And MeetingBurner Premier ($99.95 a month) allows for up to 1000 participants, telephone support, autopilot meetings, PayPal integration, meeting analytics, and more.
MeetingBurner also faces competition from Fuze Meeting.