room.sh, the Cape Town-based online meeting and collaborative platform has added one more feature to its offering that will allow users to videoconference. That is in addition to the ability to share documents, digital whiteboards, and code editors.
“It’s a bit hard to explain without trying it out, but try to think of it as Zoom meets Google Docs,” said Matthew Henshall, the CEO of room.sh.
Henshall said the idea of launching room.sh came to him after the frustrations he faced during meetings. He also cited research that says employees in most organizations waste 15% of their time attending the company’s meetings.
“No-one likes meetings, but they are incredibly important to run a business effectively, especially when everyone can’t be in the same place at the same time. So we found it strange that in the last 25 years of innovation with the internet, the best we’ve managed to come up with is video calls as a replacement for telephone calls.”
Henshall is also a multi-digital-entrepreneur, having co-founded SkillupTutors, which at one point grew so big to become one of Africa’s largest and fastest growing e-learning platforms. SkillupTutors even …read more