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Beekast - Turn your smartphone into a wireless microphone

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Gathering audience questions and feedback at a meeting or an event is usually done by positioning stand microphones around the room or by passing around a wireless unit. Participants need to raise their hands and wait in that position to have a chance to speak. Presenters and organizers need to manually designate who will speak and handle speaking time... For bigger events it's even more complicated - often you need additional staff to handle the process. Today smartphones are everywhere - they are convenient and capable of eliminating the need for many specialized hardware products in the marketplace. That’s the case with Beekast. Beekast turns iOS and Android devices into wireless microphones. No more lining up at a mic stand, or passing a microphone around the room. Beekast improves interactions between participants. Beekast is a mobile application for any live events (like Conferences, Business Meetings, Training Sessions, School Lectures, Concerts, TradeShows, Sporting Events...) that turns smartphones into wireless microphones. Your audience can talk into their smartphones (and tablets) and be heard over the room's sound system in real-time. The speaker on stage plugs a smartphone or a laptop into the room’s sound system. Participants download Beekast on the App Store or Google Play and enter a pass code to join the event. When they want to have the floor to ask a question or make a comment, they press the button "Raise your hand" in their phones, and the presenter will see a list of people who want to talk in the order they raised (virtually) their hands. The presenter can then moderate by enabling an individual microphone, mute a microphone etc. The business card of the individual from the audience who is selected to speak will appear live on a projected screen. Beekast also works in offline mode and it offers others great features such as: - Live Polls: Organizers can create live polls directly from the application and participants can vote through Beekast. Results are displayed instantaneously. It's a quick and intuitive polling feature designed to get a quick responses from the crowd. - Interactive Projected Screen: Participants can post questions/messages/comments that can be projected on the screen. And one more thing : Beekast is free for participants. http://www.beekast.com