Enterprise Mobility: Plantronics InstantMeeting Promises Easy Conferencing to Android and BlackBerry
Plantronics InstantMeeting Promises Easy Conferencing to Android and BlackBerry
by Andrew Garcia
InstantMeeting combs through the calendar to find BlackBerry or Android users' calendars, culling the dial in information from supported conference providers.
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.
Right before meeting time, InstantMeeting pops a screen making it a one-click proposition to dial and connect to a conference call.
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.
Find It Yourself
InstantMeeting makes it clear what information the user needs to provide to complete the call.
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.
Users can also manually populate their moderator credentials when necessary.
InstantMeeting will request access to certain APIs during installation.