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Business With the WebEx App on the iPhone Will Never Be the Same

I love the WebEx conferencing application for the iPhone. It makes my life easier by marketing itself. People download it, demo it to their friends, and bingo – their friends download it too.There are now over 100,000 WebEx Meeting Center on the iPhone downloads from the AppStore across 62 countries. Also, we are seeing the WebEx App on the iPhone in the most unexpected places. Just last week, a colleague of mine told me that Costco in the Bay Area was selling the “iPhone App Directory” catalog which includes review of over 250 iPhone apps. In the catalog, the WebEx for the iPhone app was features with a 5-star rating — the highest possible rating. What’s even more rewarding is to hear from customers who are telling us that the WebEx app on the iPhone is helping them increase productivity. Here’s a quote from Lee Miller, Electrical Engineering Consultant at Daxcon Engineering in Bartonville, IL.“Business with the iPhone WebEx App will never be the same. Being able to have a very dynamic and interactive meeting on-the-go has become an extremely valuable asset in the way that we do business. Often times at a customer’s site, having to carry a laptop around all day can be a hassle. It is very advantageous to simply start the WebEx App and have a meeting wherever I am. I am able to view updated pc content and data from clients or employees around the world in a matter of minutes and in real-time. The ease-of-use for the WebEx App along with its functionality has increased my productivity and the ability to multitask by 300%. I can’t imagine business before the iPhone WebEx App.”And today, we announced the new release of WebEx Meeting Center on iPhone version 1.2 which has some cool features that have been requested by customers. The two main features are 1) scheduling (and cancelling ) a meeting on the iPhone and 2) invite attendees before and during the meeting from the iPhone. You can also see a demo of the new version.The 1.2 release (as well as 1.1.1) is supported on WebEx release 26 and 27. Both releases support audio integration options with WebEx Audio conferencing, third party telephony audio conferencing and Cisco MeetingPlace audio conferencing. To use these new features, you need to have a host account which allows you to schedule and host meetings on the iPhone. If you don’t have a host account, you can sign up for a 14 day free trial. Of course, it’s still free to download the app and attend WebEx meetings. To experience it firsthand, join a WebEx meeting for free from your iPhone between 6:30 am to 5:30 pm PST M-F. BTW, you can also join from your iPod Touch with WiFi access to view the web conference , but obviously, you’ll need to join the audio on a Alex Hadden Boyd, director of marketing, Cisco Collaboration Software Group

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  1. The iPhone took a significant step forward as a business tool today.I enjoyed reading your blog on Mobile Meetings and took a Mobile Meetings on the iPhone Virtual tour.

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