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by Randah McKinnie

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March 28, 2011

Adobe Connect Mobile 1.5 for Android Now Available: Tablet Optimization, Two-way Video and More

I’m excited to announce the availability of Adobe Connect Mobile 1.5 for Android smartphones and tablets. This follows the original version of our application for Android, which we made available in October 2010 and discussed in this post. We appreciated all the feedback to version 1.0 and have worked to extend and improve the application further in this latest version. We encourage you to download the free Adobe Connect Mobile 1.5 app from the Android Market today (more on that later).

With this version, the first optimized for Android tablets and with enhancements to be enjoyed on Android smartphones as well, Adobe Connect Mobile gives the mobile user complete confidence to attend meetings from anywhere. With an updated user interface, mobile users will feel more like full meeting participants, and can interact in many of the same ways as someone on a desktop system.

The new release provides an entirely updated interface, which in part includes the following new views and features:

Two-way Video
• Participate in multi-point video conferencing and add your own upstream video broadcast to the conversation.

Meeting Overview and Focus View Options

• In Meeting Overview, watch all the activities happening in the meeting at once.
• Tap or navigate to focus in on any one meeting activity like the slide presentation or screen share.
• Focus on an activity to enter your input in Chat, Private Chat, and Polls.
• While in Focus View, instant notifications help you stay current with off-screen activities that may need your attention, like new or private chat messages. Tap to focus on new activities directly from these notifications.

Check out this video to see me demo some of the new features, including those I’ve described above.

Adobe Connect Mobile 1.5 is available here in the Android Market for users whose devices meet the minimum system prerequisites. Adobe AIR 2.6 for Android (or later) is required, as is Android 2.2/FroYo (or later). A list of mobile devices that meet the AIR system requirements can be found here.

Remember, we also have an Adobe Connect Mobile application for Apple iOS devices; you can find version 1.0.5 on iTunes Preview here. The app will be updated to version 1.5 soon, so please stay tuned to us on this blog and Twitter.

For more information on the Adobe Connect Mobile client, as well as user commentary, visit our Adobe Connect Mobile User Forum on connectusers.com.

As always, we’re interested in hearing from you—in comments, on our mobile user forum, and on Twitter @AdobeConnect.

Cheers,
Randah McKinnie, Principal Product Manager

Adobe Connect is a web conferencing platform, powering complete solutions for web meetingseLearning, and webinars, on any device.

COMMENTS

  • By Gordon - 4:05 AM on March 29, 2011  

    Nice to see this come alive. Great work!

  • By Jonathan Butt - 3:13 PM on March 30, 2011  

    Windows phone 7?

    • By Adobe - 6:25 PM on March 31, 2011  

      Jonathan: Thanks for your comment. As we move forward – and as there is compatibility between Adobe AIR and Windows Phone 7 – we will look to provide a client for that platform. – Randah

  • By Anthony - 6:43 PM on March 30, 2011  

    Are there any plans to allow camera choice options. With the Xoom it has that front facing camera that can’t be leveraged. Is that option to leverage that camera being looked into?

    • By Adobe - 6:24 PM on March 31, 2011  

      Anthony: Thanks. Please see my response below re: front-facing camera support. – Randah

  • By sofyan - 8:26 AM on March 31, 2011  

    im using adobe connect mobile on samsung galaxy tab
    but how to switch to front camera?
    thanks before

    • By Adobe - 6:24 PM on March 31, 2011  

      sofyan: Thanks for your question. Adobe Connect Mobile 1.5 for Android does not support front-facing cameras. Front-facing camera support will be available via Adobe Connect Mobile on other platforms soon, and we expect to add front-facing camera support for Android in a future release. We’ll continue to communicate via this blog and our Twitter account, so please stay tuned. – Randah

      • By sofyan - 4:37 AM on April 1, 2011  

        thanks for the answer,
        we really hope to use front camera on android

  • By Jim knocke - 12:51 PM on April 6, 2011  

    Please let me know when iPads will be included

    • By Adobe - 6:55 PM on April 6, 2011  

      Jim: Thanks for your comment/question. As mentioned briefly in the post, we do have an existing app for Apple iOS devices, currently at version 1.0.5. You’ll find the link to it in the post. The app will be updated to version 1.5 soon; please keep your eyes on our blog or our Twitter account, which is where we’ll communicate when there’s definitive news.

  • By gopi - 3:41 PM on April 13, 2011  

    It’s really funtastic.

  • By Don - 3:52 PM on June 6, 2011  

    Does Connect 1.5 allow you to present?

    • By Adobe - 4:51 PM on June 7, 2011  

      Adobe Connect Mobile 1.5 was designed with attending, rather than presenting, as the primary user activity. We plan to continue to extend the capabilities of the app as we move forward, of course, so please do stay tuned.

  • By Sean - 3:57 PM on June 21, 2011  

    If I host a meeting using this app, I’m not seeing any way to allow guests to enter. There’s no notification that anyone’s trying to join the meeting. Am I missing something? (Also, is there a better place for me to seek support?)

    • By Adobe - 12:22 AM on June 23, 2011  

      Sean – Thanks for your comment and question. The app currently does not include host/presenter capabilities. Please stay tuned, though, as we continue to work on advancing the app.

  • By Nathan - 12:14 AM on August 9, 2011  

    Adobe connect on my Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 works great! I use it for an online course that is conducted in connect with limited two-way interaction (other than chat). I find the continuous flashing notification that my instructor is speaking to be very distracting. Is there a way to turn-off or disable the “Mr. X is speaking” notification?

    • By Adobe - 3:52 PM on August 9, 2011  

      Nathan: thanks for your comment, glad you’re enjoying the app, and appreciate the feedback. I understand what you mentioned about the ‘active speaker’ notification and that’s something we’re looking to address in an upcoming version of the app. Please keep your eyes out on this blog and on the @AdobeConnect Twitter account for news about the mobile apps. – Randah