Bringing More Flexibility in Hybrid Work
New Webex Apple integrations with iPhone and iPad include Mobile Camera Share and Continuity Camera
People today want the flexibility to get work done their own way and on their own terms. That includes using their favorite devices and working anywhere — in the office, at home and everywhere in between. Today, as part of Webex One 2022, I’m excited to share a couple of new integrations between Webex by Cisco with Apple technologies that make all this possible. Webex Apple Iphone Mobile Camera Share Continuity Camera
First, we are announcing Mobile Camera Share, which allows iPhone and iPad users to share content from the rear-facing or front-facing camera via the Webex Meetings mobile app and annotate over what they’re seeing. Users can write, draw, and add shapes, in real-time and simultaneously with any number of meeting participants. This industry-first innovation enables frontline workers to collaborate more effectively by leveraging the high-quality video capture capabilities of Apple devices. Architects, engineers, or construction workers can share job site progress with clients in real-time, instead of sending static images or screenshots.
Another potential use case is for a technician to show the equipment in a factory, data center or field location with a help center team, who can write and draw instructions on the live feed to avoid any misunderstandings. Experts can see everything as if they were together in the room, noting their input onscreen where exactly corrections or changes should be made.
Apple’s Continuity Camera is a new feature in macOS Ventura that enables Mac customers to use their iPhone as a webcam. Webex users can use the camera system on iPhone to unlock powerful video effects like Center Stage, Portrait mode, and Studio Light. In addition, Webex supports Desk View in macOS Ventura, which acts like an overhead camera without the need for complicated equipment, showing the user’s face and desk simultaneously — great for creating demos, instructional videos, drawing on paper, and more.
These are just a couple of new ways that Webex is making collaboration even easier using Apple technology and putting the power of choice in the hands of hybrid workers. This builds on our momentum over the course of the year, including Webex for Apple iPad, Apple AirPlay on Webex devices, and Webex Meetings for Apple CarPlay. And we’ll continue to innovate across Mac, iPhone, iPad and Watch platforms in the future.
Hybrid work is here to stay. But it’s far from perfect and will continue to evolve. Today marks another step forward in providing workers with the flexibility they deserve.
May 15, 2023 — Kevin Adamson