Plantronics InstantMeeting Promises Easy Conferencing to Android and BlackBerry

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Plantronics InstantMeeting Promises Easy Conferencing to Android and BlackBerry

by Andrew Garcia

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Call List

InstantMeeting combs through the calendar to find BlackBerry or Android users' calendars, culling the dial in information from supported conference providers.

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A Good Call

With some providers, the dial-in number and meeting ID are recognized, to be dialed when it is time to make the call.

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Call Now

Right before meeting time, InstantMeeting pops a screen making it a one-click proposition to dial and connect to a conference call.

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Correct Errors

I often found that InstantMeeting couldn't quite find all the information needed to connect the call. In those cases, users need to find and insert the data manually into InstantMeeting, defeating the whole purpose for using the app.

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Find It Yourself

InstantMeeting makes it clear what information the user needs to provide to complete the call.

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Supported Providers

The list of supported conference providers is a bit unclear. The three listed here should work, but others Plantronics claims are supported, like WebEx or LiveMeeting , didn't work completely in my tests.

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Moderator

Users can also manually populate their moderator credentials when necessary.

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Permissions

InstantMeeting will request access to certain APIs during installation.

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