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The latest news from the Perch team.

PerchRTC: An iOS WebRTC Sample App

Written by Chris Eagleston
May 12, 2015

When we first started working on Perch 4.0 in late 2013, WebRTC was in a completely different place than it is today. Between simply building WebRTC for iOS and dealing with experimental video support, things were pretty rough. On top of that, good Objective-C sample code was hard to come by – leaving us with little choice besides the included AppRTC demo.

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Perch has replaced my home phone

Written by Maura
May 8, 2015

This week I had the pleasure of catching up with tech journalist, Gillian Shaw from the Vancouver Sun to talk about Perch and share stories of how it is being used by companies all over the world. As with any start-up, our product has evolved and improved over the past couple of years by talking to and really listening to our customers. It’s exciting to see companies now setting up Perch in server rooms, restaurant kitchens, construction sites, lobbies, retail stores, hallways, team lounges and in ways we never imagined.

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Perch Shortlisted to Pitch at Collision Conference, 2015

Written by Maura
April 29, 2015

The Perch team is excited to be heading to Vegas next week to present at Collision Conference. Collision is the Web Summit’s sister event and will take place in the World Market Center Pavillion in Las Vegas, Nevada on May 5-6, 2015.  Collision’s line-up of speakers is very impressive.

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Great Scott: You Can Now Connect to Perch Portals from the Web

Written by Maura
April 22, 2015

Our team is very excited to release a new feature called the Perch Sharelink. The Perch Sharelink is a unique URL associated with a Perch portal that can be shared with anyone to enable live, face-to-face communication via a WebRTC Google Chrome browser.

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Culture Club: Konval Matin of Shopify

Written by Maura
January 22, 2015

Culture is hard to define yet something every successful team believes matters in creating a great company, where people love to work.

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Perch 4.1: Now Available on the App Store

Written by Maura
January 7, 2015

Our team has been working hard to make it easier than ever for you to visually communicate, collaborate and feel closer to your amazing team. We’ve streamlined every corner of your Perch experience based on your feedback to give you a better view of what’s happening across your company network and squashed some pesky bugs to improve overall stability and performance.

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Culture Club: Ryan Clark of Ninefold

Written by Maura
December 17, 2014

Ninefold is a leading hosting platform for Ruby-on-rails applications that enables end-users to easily deploy their Rails apps without ever having to code for the platform. With offices in Sydney, Australia, San Francisco and New York, this growing PaaS company is on a mission to make developers happy and their team regularly shares their learnings online and on stage. Unlike other companies in the space, Ninefold is not dependent on other hosting providers for their underlying infrastructure, which promises to have higher uptime and better price-performance.

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How to Set-Up Dedicated Always-on Portals at Work

Written by Maura
December 9, 2014

One of the unique things about Perch is that it is always-available. You don’t have to schedule calls with co-workers or wonder what it’s like to work out of your other office in Amsterdam. With Perch, you can actually see, communicate, collaborate and work alongside your co-workers as if you were all in the same office

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Culture Club: Craig Hunter of Bitmaker Labs

Written by Maura
December 5, 2014

Culture is hard to define yet something every successful person believes matters in creating a great company, where people love to work.

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Unboxing the Twelve South HoverBar. Solves Double-Chin Problem.

Written by Danny
December 2, 2014

It probably wouldn’t surprise you to know that we have tried more ways to “perch” up an iPad than rainman could count. Recently we tried the HoverBar by Twelve South, and found it to be the most elegant solution so far. But, it might not be for the reasons you think. Sure, it works with all models of iPad out of the box, it comes with nifty cable management clips, and even a rubber pad to protect our dainty developer hands from being bruised when we use the allen key (provided) to tighten the clamp. No… the real reason I love the HoverBar is because it eliminates our double chins. Nobody wants to look like a fatty when talking on Perch, and the good news is the HoverBar provides a simple solution. No need to splurge on acai (pronounced ah-sah-ee) berries, or go on any fancy diets. Get a HoverBar and eat whatever you want, as much as you want.

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