Dimdim Webinar lets up to 1,000 users attend a webinar with one click on a URL. This is a departure from Cisco's WebEx and Citrix' GotoMeeting Web conferencing applications, which require that customers install software locally to their computers to use them. Dimdim Webinar also lets users schedule and provide tickets to webinars for free or for a fee through Eventbrite.
, which provides open source Web conferencing software users access
through their browser, Sept. 2 released an application that lets businesses host
webinars with up to 1,000 people.
Dimdim Webinar lets users attend a webinar with one click
on a URL. This is a departure from Cisco's WebEx and Citrix'
GotoWebinar online meeting applications, which require that customers
install software locally
to their computers to use them.
Dimdim's Webinar Widget makes registering for the service
easier. While Cisco and Citrix send attendees to their Web sites to
the Webinar Widget appears as a button that accepts registrations via
the Web sites or blogs where the webinar will be conducted.
Marketers can also promote their webinar via the Webinar
Widget on their Web site, blog, Twitter, Facebook or any social network Web
site. To help webinar leaders track who attended or missed a particular webinar,
the application also includes reporting and tracking analytics.
Dimdim Webinar also includes resources that help businesses
make money from webinars. These include the ability to schedule and provide
tickets to webinars for free or for a fee through online event
ticketing provider Eventbrite; an affiliate program that pays up to $150 for
each webinar signup, as well as help videos, guides, and a microsite and e-book
on how to make money from webinars.
Beginning today, businesses can use Dimdim Webinar free
for a 30-day trial. After the trial expires, users can host an unlimited number
of webinars for $75 per month. This includes
unlimited access to a 100 attendee version of Dimdim Pro. Businesses that
choose not to purchase Dimdim Webinar can use Dimdim's Web conferencing
service free for up to 20 users.
Previously, Dimdim user support maxxed out at up to 100
people with its Dimdim Pro Web conferencing platform. Dimdim Chief Marketing
Officer Steve Chazin told eWEEK said Dimdim launched a Webinar service because some
of its three million users were "having bigger events and they wanted more
people to show up" via their computers.
This is a sign of the growing reliance on the Web to
enable virtual meetings, particularly during the current recession; businesses
are loath to stretch travel budgets.
That is also why companies such as Dimdim, Yuuguu
and Yugma are trying to provide customers with less expensive, browser-based
Web conferencing services as alternatives to Cisco, Citrix and.