Categories: Hybrid Work

Your favorite business app, coming soon to Webex devices

Meetings today are an “always on” experience, and we’re in and out of apps to get work done. And while the way we work has changed, so too has our thinking about where we work. As companies are preparing for return to office, many are thinking about workspaces differently. Office spaces are being reimagined to support the hot desking model, and many are adapting conference spaces to facilitate remote participants and one-to-many video meetings.

Last year, we announced 60+ third party applications and launched the Embedded Apps Framework with partners like Smartsheet, Thrive Reset, WorkBoard and others. This made it easier to get work done because the apps you already used could now be used seamlessly right in a Webex meeting or messaging space. No more switching back-and-forth between apps and browsers.

Today, we’re excited to announce that many of the embedded apps you love will soon be available on Webex Desk and Webex Board Series devices powered by RoomOS. For on-the-fly meetings, embedded apps are also available on smartphones, iPads and Android tablets.

Third-party apps — including Miro, MURAL, Slido and Shared Timer — will be natively integrated into Webex devices so users can simply select the app and start using it without having to download anything.

So, what does this mean for those with Webex devices? Let’s break it down.

Miro

In just a few taps on the Board Pro, you can kickstart a visual brainstorming session with your global team from a shared digital whiteboard. In our experience, you’ll spend less time squinting and pinching and more time fostering great ideas.

MURAL

Running a design thinking workshop on MURAL’s online whiteboard? Good choice. Now you can do it on the go from your iPad or your Android tablet.

Slido

Audience engagement is critical no matter where you are working from. With Slido now as an embedded app, you’ll get to both launch and participate in live polls, Q&A, quizzes, and word clouds regardless of what device you’re on.

Shared Timer

Sometimes creativity is unleashed thanks to time constraints. And sometimes a timer can be the simple tool you need to ensure conversations remain inclusive. With Shared Timer as an embedded app, you can leverage time in whatever way helps you foster better collaboration.

So what’s next?

Here are a few steps you can take to stay informed, leverage the best apps on the market, and help us build the future of hybrid work:

  1. Sign up below to the Webex newsletter. You’ll be the first to know when we launch your favorite apps on Webex devices.
  2. Explore the Webex App Hub to find a range of apps that can amplify how you work — from the Thrive Reset app that allows you to take mindful breaks between meetings to Smartsheet so you can collaborate on a sheet directly in Webex.
  3. Build with us! Visit Webex for Developers to learn how you can automate Webex workflows or build your app right into Webex.

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Jason Copeland

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