With the weekend release of the iPad, as expected, a lot of apps are being released and many of them are business-minded. In a press release issued last week, Cisco announced that it was creating a Cisco WebEx Meeting Center app for the iPad that is available now through the Apple App Store. The app will allow iPad users to participate in online web and audio meetings like never before.
With just a "few taps on the screen," users can join a meeting via the URL found in the email or calendar invitation, so long as they have WiFi access.
So what all does the WebEx app have to offer? It uses animation, special visual effects, user movements, and touch to make the user experience easier than ever. Participants can view shared presentations, applications, and desktops, as well as view the meeting participant list, see who's talking and chat privately with attendees using the chat window. Those using the app can also take full advantage of Cisco WebEx VolP audio directly from their iPad or request a call-back on a phone.
In the press release for the app, Debra Chrapaty, the Senior Vice President and General Manager of Cisco Collaboration Software Group said, "This latest innovation continues to showcase Cisco's ongoing commitment to bringing the value of collaboration. When a powerful collaboration solution like Cisco WebEx Meeting Center for the iPad is combined with an intuitive and WiFi enabled user experience, businesses and users both win."