+ Wednesday November 20th, 2019

Managing one’s business schedule is what calendar tools do best, and so it’s little surprise that some of the first add-ons for Google Calendar come from Cisco, Citrix and others which provide online conferencing tools.

The new add-ons allow users to create, view and join video conferences hosted on these third-party platforms directly from Google Calendar, without needing extra software or downloads.

On the web, the interface will remain consistent with the already-present video conferencing functions. On Android, Google Calendar events will feature a dropdown for the third party app, which users can expand. Users can click the link to join on the web or mobile, and other access information – e.g. conference codes – are listed below.

At launch, four partners have Google Calendar add-ons available in the G Suite Marketplace:

  • Cisco (Webex integration)
  • Citrix (GoToMeeting integration)
  • Dialpad (UberConference integration)
  • Vonage (Vonage integration)

As someone that uses Cisco Webex more than I’d like to, this kind of integration will be rather welcome, and I’ll be looking at how I can use this for my needs. Will you?

Chris Rowland   Managing Editor

Chris Rowland

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

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