If I had to name one collaboration application that I to use on an almost daily basis, with the exception of Google Docs, my answer would be Cisco’s (s CSCO) WebEx. A lot of companies make pitches to me using WebEx. Despite its patchy performance on the Mac, it is still an easy way to get through a PowerPoint. Well, WebEx just got better, thanks to the new WebEx for the iPhone app. It also works on the iPod Touch.
In other words, you don’t need to be in the office to get going — you can totally do meetings from anywhere — as long as AT&T’s temperamental 3G network is working. Your WebEx system needs to be iPhone compatible at the back end, though, and for now you can view the presentations but not start them from your iPhone. I think that, despite all the reservations about iPhone in the enterprise, apps such as WebEx for iPhone indicate that it will find footing inside corporations.
To find out more, check out the FAQ and download the app from the iTunes apps store. Let me know what you think about the application.
17 thoughts on “WebEx on Your iPhone, Finally”
Webex etc are all useful apps on a mobile platform and especially iPhone. The Network is now the problem.
Please, please don’t call it an iTouch. It’s not an iTouch, it’s an iPod Touch. There’s no such thing as an iTouch.
Totally my bad. Point well taken.
network is the problem for pretty much everything. over promised by T and under delivered.
Om: have you checked out the SlideShare – Tokbox integration yet?
(not on the iPhone…. yet)
Yes I have, but I think Tokbox is a joke. SlideShare is doing some interesting things.
yay webex on the itouchmyself. fun for hours
Sounded cool. Spent over an hour trying to follow Alice-in-Wonderland instructions on how to ‘upgrade’ my trial account to work with iphones. Go to My resources…then what? If you are going to launch an app for a device as elegantly usable as the iphone, at least try and make it easily accessible.
Does anyone know if this app will play saved webex files? Will it open and played saved webexes? Thanks.
I spent a lot of time trying to get this dumb thing to work. I have a regular paid account that has been active over a year. Finally I followed the suggestion the iPhone App made which was call tech support. Tech support informed me that there’s no support. Ending my agreement with Cisco, that really pissed me off.
Crumbs – there are enough distractions for the poor soul trying to pitch his products to a desk bound audience via Webex:
Lord help the poor salesmen trying to hold his audience’s attention span while his prospect are wandering through MacDonalds and watching an iPhone sales pitch.
As ever Om, your articles are awesome