Webconferencing-test.com just posted a web page listing the compatibility of web conferencing solutions with mobile devices. According to a post on their news page, the information came from a market survey, but there aren’t details about the methodology. From the looks of the chart, I would guess that the information was supplied by each vendor, which means you should be cautious… Vendors will sometimes put a quick checkmark in a column without disclosing restrictions and limitations that could be significant in actual use.
Webconferencing-test.com is paying more attention to mobile compatibility and performance these days, and there is more detailed information about these aspects in their individual reviews of various products. But older reviews don’t all contain this information. They added a new category to their Online Meeting Tools Review Blog over on the right-hand side of the page, so you can look for reviews that deal with mobile apps.
I started off very cynical and disparaging when I first came across webconferencing-test.com, as I doubted their objectivity and independence from vendor influence. But over the years, I have changed my opinion. They provide a useful resource for reviews of many different web conferencing solutions, and it is a valuable tool for people wanting information and comparisons on many products at a glance.
Readers of my blog should note that webconferencing-test.com focuses mainly on suitability for web collaboration and teamwork, rather than on suitability and features for handling large public web events. So the criteria used in their rankings and ratings might not match your priorities and needs if you are primarily concerned about things such as lead tracking, lead scoring, payment processing, registrant management, reporting, integration with CRM systems, moderator/guest speaker controls, or other functionality that gets used in big structured webinars.
The mobile compatibility information is a great addition to the growing storehouse of information about web conferencing available on the web, and I commend webconferencing-test.com for putting it together.