First public release of BigBlueButton client for Android by GT-Mconf team

First public release of BigBlueButton client for Android by GT-Mconf team

The GT-Mconf team, working in the Laboratory of Prav (located in the Institute of Informatics, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil), have reached another milestone in creating a BigBlueButton Android client.

Felipe Cecagno posted the availability of the first public release for download. This release supports both chat and voice.

Here’s a list of participants in the session and in the voice conference:

Here’s a view of the client in landscape mode:

We downloaded their client a within a few minutes were using our android phones to listen and speak in a BigBlueButton conference. Very cool!

For further links, check out Felipe’s post to bigbluebutton-dev.

This is great progress Felipe. Getting voice working is a BIG milestone.

Jeff Miles Reviews BigBlueButton

Jeff Miles recently posted this review of BigBlueButton on his blog. He made lots of good comments on BigBlueButton, but for us this one stood out:

I only ran into a couple problems (audio application freeswitch didn’t install correctly) but the documentation wiki was very helpful in getting those problems resolved. Overall the support resources are excellent.

Writing good documentation isn’t easy sometimes, but comments like Jeff’s that it worth the effort.

Dean Mantz is happy

Recently Dean Mantz gave a big shout outto the volunteers in the BigBlueButton Setup mailing list for their assistance. Here’s an excerpt from his post:

I would like to express my deepest gratitude to those responsible for BBB … in setting up a brand new server … I ran into a couple problems. In assisting me, Fred remoted into my Ubuntu server found the issues and had me up and running within 15 minutes….as advertised!

Therefore, if you are having folks question you why BBB and what type of support will be provided they will be quite pleased to know I would place Fred and the BBB family up against any franchise in the business!!

Thanks Dean! We care about making sure people are successful when using BigBlueButton.