I haven’t been able to find a formal press release on the wires, but Adobe has finally released its long-promised “Connect Pro Mobile” that allows meeting participants to watch and listen to Connect Pro meetings on an iPhone or iPod Touch. Sandy Lo wrote about the release today on the Adobe Developers blog and I also received word from the company’s PR agency.
This announcement may be a bit confusing for people who read an Adobe User Community post by Alistair Lee last October. In it, he talked about Connect Pro Mobile in the present tense, as a working app. Now the company says the October demonstrations were a “sneak peek” at future technology. No matter, it’s here and available for download.
I don’t own an iPhone, so I won’t be giving you a first-hand report on the user experience. I would be immensely grateful to any commenters who can share with us how practical they found it when watching live video of the presenter, screen sharing demonstrations, or community chat messages inside a meeting.
WebEx is the only other web conferencing product I am aware of that allows mobile access. Although I just read a press release today that Onstream Media has launched a mobile version of its streaming video support intended for iPhone and BlackBerry users.
When the pundits talked about our world getting smaller because of web conferencing, I didn’t realize they were talking about screen sizes!