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Sametime Meetings for iPad
Chris Reckling    

We released another mobile app today: Sametime Meetings Viewer for iPad. This app is optimized for participants attending a Sametime meeting, although room owners will also find it useful if you've planned ahead and uploaded content to the meeting on your desktop machine.

You can set up and access multiple servers and easily switch between them. In the screen below I've set it up against the Greenhouse environment. We are using a sliding panel design pattern, so when you tap on the blue arrows (the detail disclosure button), a new panel slides in with the room details.
Image:Sametime Meetings for iPad

Once you enter a meeting, as the owner you can share content you've already uploaded to the meeting. Below is a screen with the projection controls and meeting room info, which you can copy to the clipboard to send out via email, chat, or sms. One handy tip is that you can use a special stmeetings:// url to send or include in a meeting invite for your ipad users that will open the app and join the meeting. Otherwise, searching by room name or owner is pretty fast.
Image:Sametime Meetings for iPad

The arrow at the top left reveals the discussion area as well as the library and participants list.
Image:Sametime Meetings for iPad

You can download it now from the Apple App Store here. This is the first release of more to come. What do you think? Besides Android and iPhone clients, what else would you need to make this useful to you?


Chris Reckling
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Apr 19, 2012
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Tue, Oct 21st 2014 3:25p   Chris Reckling
Sametime Chat in the cloud now supports video on the iPad and audio on the iPhone! I called product manager, Marc Pagnier today - I think he was logged in from the web client actually. Now you can log into SmartCloud directly with your user name/password and have access to audio and video. Here's my live screenshot from today. Picture quality gets adjusted based on bandwidth. Enjoy! Chris [read] Keywords: ldd lotus sametime iphone password

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Fri, Oct 17th 2014 3:45p   Chris Reckling
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Sametime Meetings app for iOS Updated
Mon, Apr 21st 2014 3:25p   Chris Reckling
Today IBM released an update to the Sametime Meetings app. This release updates the UI to be more in line with iOS 7 guidelines. Check it out. When we started this process, we decided to go for a lighter, friendlier tone than before. Here is what the main entrance screen looks like now - what we call the 'lobby'. From here you can launch straight into your meeting room. And once you are in a room, you can focus on the content at hand for the meeting. This screen shot shows the slide vi [read] Keywords: ibm ldd lotus sametime apple mobile

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Fri, Jan 10th 2014 5:22p   Chris Reckling
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Getting a jump on things, last Friday the Sametime Chat app for Android was updated for Sametime 9. The new apps add audio and video chats so now you can easily move from text chatting to a richer communication mode. Congratulations to Tyler (our designer) and the dev team for getting this out to the market. Here are a couple of screenshots of the app for tablets and phones. Dare I note that you must be running Sametime 9 with the appropriate server pieces enabled? You can try it if you ha [read] Keywords: ibm ldd lotus sametime google server wiki

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Tue, Nov 5th 2013 11:02a   Chris Reckling
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Tue, Oct 1st 2013 8:22a   Chris Reckling
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