LessMeeting Presents "You make the Call" - Less Meeting

Posted by | December 21, 2010 | Features Update | 4 Comments
“Recently we debated the most useful handheld device for driving meeting effectiveness and efficiency using LessMeeting. It was a split decision with half the team voting iPad and the other half voting iPhone.There are advantages and disadvantages to both and our team spent a great deal of time laying LessMeeting use cases for both devises. On one hand the iPad would offer the same functionality and features LessMeeting users enjoy today, but at the moment there is a limited (but growing) number of iPads being used in business environments. On the other hand the iPhone users are everywhere from the boardroom to the mailroom, however, applying LessMeeting to this device would mean a decrease in features and functions. There are certainly many more pros and cons for both side of this discussion, but that’s where you come in.

In the spirit of democracy (and the best IBM ad-campaign ever) we open the floor to anyone who would like to cast a vote. Please let us know which device you feel LessMeeting is best suited for and why.

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  • Jeff says:

    Posting a picture of an iPad but no iPhone…is this subliminal messaging :)?

  • bizzyrich says:

    I vote for iPhone, but the feature set has to work on the iPhone. Can’t expect people to type notes on it, they might but will be cumbersome. For an early product, iPhone gets the most eyes on it. iPads are showing up in meetings but for very limited use and replacement for blackberry(s). Think of maybe allowing the iphone users to record parts of the meeting and uploading it as notes attachment to an agenda item. Without the note taking ability, a mobile app wouldn’t be as useful so some compromise needs to be made there.

  • I’d vote iPhone as well. My primary use case would be to check back at meeting history and to possibly add agenda items to upcoming meetings. an iPad app with extensive note taking capabilities would too closely replicate the existing web application. All of our meetings take place with access to a computer, so I can’t really see that much of a use for an mobile note taking application for an iPad. Contrary to bizzyrich, I think that an iPhone application could be created with a subset of the features of the web app and be very useful. For an iPad app, I’d expect it to have the full functionality of the web app, so you’d be looking at a much longer release cycle.

  • I was thinking further about this and as long as everything int he web app works in Safari, I don’t know that spending the time to develop a native iPad app would be worth the time.