Hyderabadi techie develops “Meet Hour” – a new video calling app

Hyderabad: An IT engineer from the city has developed Meet Hour, a video conferencing app which enables organisations and individuals to conduct a virtual meeting with safety and ease.

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At a time when working from home has become a new normal, Shoeb Ahmed Farid utilized his lockdown time in developing this app which helps the users to link for online meeting, teaching, training and video/webnar presentation.

“This app with HD video and audio conferencing, screen sharing, content sharing, fund raising and other powerful features can be widely used by organisations, government and education departments and others for training, healthcare, finance, military and community purposes,” said Shoeb Ahmed, the Chief Technical Officer of this app.

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Shoeb Ahmed said that this app has been developed by a team of four IT experts. “The work on this app started in mid-March 2020 and on August 10, 2020, it was launched on three platforms – the web, Android and iOS. It has a 4.5 stars rating at Playstore and 4.4 stars on iOS,” Ahmed said, while explaining the popularity of the app.

“Meet House is the second most downloaded video calling app after Zoom. This app can be hosted at client’s server. The app has many users who are using its free version in India, Middle East and USA,” the creator stated. He added that clients in India, USA and UAE have used Meet Hour in the health care industry and schools. “Our team is in discussion with many schools, colleges, government agencies, healthcare providers, law firms, politicians and faith communities to explain them about the utility of this app,” Shoeb Ahmed said.

“Schools and Colleges can conduct their on-line classes through the ‘Meet Hour’ app, faith communities and politicians can use it for their virtual meetings and individuals for their family re-union,” explained Shoeb Ahmed. Currently, the team has four members – Shakoor Ahmed, Shoeb Ahmed (Chief Technology Officer and Chief Product Officer), Rajan Nataraj and Vijay Veerappan, who provide funding for the startup.

Talking about the unique feature of the app, Shakoor Ahmed said, “We are trying to simplify this app to enable anyone from a teenager to a senior citizen in their nineties to use it with ease for long hours without any time limit. Zoom allows a free conference for just 45 minutes.”

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