Home WebEx Brings Online Meetings to the iPhone

WebEx Brings Online Meetings to the iPhone

While today’s Apple Keynote was slightly underwhelming, a lot of other companies have made up for this by releasing their own products during MacWorld. One of the more exciting applications that launched today was WebEx’s new native iPhone application (iTunes link). Thanks to this, you can now join meetings hosted on Cisco’s popular WebEx service directly from your iPhone.

When you host a WebEx meeting, you can now choose to add a special iPhone link to the inviations that allows others to join from the iPhone. While we haven’t been able to test this, the application should also work on the iPod touch, though you would obviously have to use another phone for the actual call.

The application has most of the features you would expect from a full-featured online meeting client on the desktop. Users can view the shared content, see a list of participants, and chat with other attendees.

The FAQ on WebEx’s iPhone site explains the feature of the app in more detail.

Some Limitations

One limitation of the WebEx iPhone app is that you can’t schedule meetings on the phone, though you can start pre-scheduled meetings. Another limitation is that you can only attend meetings, but not actually  present from the iPhone.

Productivity Apps on the iPhone

The iPhone is clearly getting more of a foothold in the enterprise, even though early concerns about security slowed its adoption. Productivity applications, too, are getting more popular on the phone. Just yesterday, we reviewedSoonr, which lets you access and share your documents right from the phone.

Note: the sound in the YouTube video is not great, but this video is far more informative than Cisco’s ad on YouTube.

About ReadWrite’s Editorial Process

The ReadWrite Editorial policy involves closely monitoring the tech industry for major developments, new product launches, AI breakthroughs, video game releases and other newsworthy events. Editors assign relevant stories to staff writers or freelance contributors with expertise in each particular topic area. Before publication, articles go through a rigorous round of editing for accuracy, clarity, and to ensure adherence to ReadWrite's style guidelines.

Get the biggest tech headlines of the day delivered to your inbox

    By signing up, you agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy. Unsubscribe anytime.

    Tech News

    Explore the latest in tech with our Tech News. We cut through the noise for concise, relevant updates, keeping you informed about the rapidly evolving tech landscape with curated content that separates signal from noise.

    In-Depth Tech Stories

    Explore tech impact in In-Depth Stories. Narrative data journalism offers comprehensive analyses, revealing stories behind data. Understand industry trends for a deeper perspective on tech's intricate relationships with society.

    Expert Reviews

    Empower decisions with Expert Reviews, merging industry expertise and insightful analysis. Delve into tech intricacies, get the best deals, and stay ahead with our trustworthy guide to navigating the ever-changing tech market.