Home of The Tiny Guide to

Dimdim Public Beta Starts Today

Dimdim (maybe not the best name, but it is memorable) has announced its public beta today. Dimdim is a free, GPL-licensed web meeting software/service that offers screen sharing, slideshow broadcasting, text and voice chat, and video broadcasting capabilities.

From an email they sent to private beta testers yesterday, “Since we launched our private beta program in September, Dimdim has been used in 165 countries by over 350,000 people. And thanks to your feedback we have upgraded our service to provide better screen sharing, dramatically enhanced our video and audio chat and introduced the MyDimdim meeting portal where you can host, schedule and search your meetings.

“We thought you would like to know that tomorrow, April 10, we will open our Dimdim public beta to the rest of the world. Now anyone will be able to host their own Dimdim Web Meetings for free.”

Web Worker Daily reviewed Dimdim last week and was impressed: “While he was on a PC using Internet Explorer and I was on a Mac using Firefox, as soon as I clicked the attend link in his email, it just worked. Fast. No fuss, no muss. None of the death by lag or weird color shifts I’ve been tormented with by other web collaboration services. DimDim takes care of the plumbing so you can actually spend your time collaborating, or reviewing, or learning.”

Free conference sessions can have up to 20 attendees, while the Pro service, at $99/year, allows up to 100. And since it’s open source, it can theoretically be integrated with online learning tools like Moodle (that would be awesome for remote learning!), CMSs like Drupal, and other collaborative online tools.

2 Responses to “Dimdim Public Beta Starts Today”

  1. Steve Chazin Says:
    April 15th, 2008 at 1:47 pm

    Steve from Dimdim here. Dimdim IS integrated with Moodle already. When you install the Moodle software you automatically get the Dimdim integration so you can start a web meeting in seconds. There are also integrations with Claroline and SugarCRM. We love open source, Moodle and anything free, easy and open!

  2. pankaj Says:
    June 25th, 2009 at 8:26 am

    How to integrate dimdim with drupal