Over the weekend of March 22-24th, three members from the BigBlueButton team (Chad Pilkey, Fred Dixon, Calvin Walton) journeyed to Kansas City, MO, to participate in the Kansas City Gig Fest. Our goal was to figure out how to hack WebRTC into BigBlueButton. We took two approaches. The first hack was to modify the HTML5 client so
Last week we did our first external test a prototype BigBlueButton HTML5 client running on iPads (and we stress the word prototype here). The test involved a group of high school students at one school giving remote presentations to middle school students at another school. The high school students used the BigBlueButton client running in
The BigBlueButton team has been working on creating an HTML5 interface for BigBlueButton. The first phase of the project is to create an HTML5 client that supports two-way chat, and one-way presentation, user list, audio and video. We definitely want to support iOS devices with an HTML5 client and yesterday we got the first working
Recently, at the BigBlueButton HackFest, Tyler Copeland, BigBlueButton’s UI designer created a revised user interface for the HTML 5 client. The revisions were based on using the current HTML 5 prototype, along with initial feedback from current BigBlueButton users.
We’ve made more progress on implementing the BigBlueButton open source web conferencing platform as an HTML5 client since our first post two weeks ago. We’ve just uploaded video #2 that demonstrates the BigBlueButton HTML5 client synchronizing its slides with other clients (click on the image below to watch the video). What’s next? We’re now working on implementing more