Cisco Webex Meetings
The Cisco WebEx app for iOS and Android mobile is one of the leading apps for digital conferencing, letting you take control or participate in conference calls and presentations conveniently from your mobile device.
While Cisco isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, it does offer productive features for conferencing with great video and audio streaming quality. You can sign in to your meeting using VoIP, although you’ll need a landline connection and a separate extension to do this. Even without that, you can get voice and video conferencing and also share your presentation with everyone in the meeting regardless of whether they are logged in to an account or not. The app provides you with a built-in whiteboard and also lets you take notes, highlight, and share documents with any other member of the conference call.
The WebEx app also lets you live stream and make video calls, which is essential for a digital conferencing app. You can record and share audio and video with just one click, as well as customize my video layouts. It’s also possible to invite users to your meeting and join conferences with a single tap. With WebEx, you have powerful tools for controlling the entire meeting, from scheduling, starting all the way to managing.
The app is compatible with Android 4.3 or higher, and iOS 9.0 or later (compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch).
Ease of Use
Scheduling meetings and calling into conferences is generally a simple process, and you can do a whole host of functions without getting lost in the UI. Audio calls are quite unstable on the app, and I occasionally suffered disconnections. The app also logs users out frequently, and this becomes a nuisance when the session expires prematurely. It would be better to have fingerprint verification as a login option.
The newest app version offers grid view support and also provides video layout improvements for conferences on iPad. With this last update, you can also zoom in/out on 3D objects.
The design of the app is surprisingly simple and pleasant unlike Cisco’s previous offerings, and the UI is easy to navigate. You can choose a picture for your profile, and you can also view profiles of other participants. The Participants page has a list of all the folks in the meeting, and you can see whether they are active or muted on both audio and video. On ‘My Meetings’ you can check your listed conferences and their scheduled dates.
Both the Google Play and App Store versions are free to install, and there are no in-app purchases for either version.
Great video quality;
Simple to set up.
The Google Play app isn’t optimized for all devices, especially ones with smaller screens;
Audio quality isn’t the best;
VoIP needs a separate extension to work.
While Cisco isn’t particularly liked by all users, this app makes teleconferencing simple and effective on mobile devices and will be a welcome addition to die-hard Cisco users. The app is generally stable and offers a wide array of functionalities which can be accessed easily. With a few tweaks to improve the app and fingerprint ID to log in, I’d definitely recommend this app.