Nokia Easy Meet beta trial adjourned, action points takenWed, 2010-06-30 18:30
We’re now closing the Nokia Easy Meet beta trial as we have met all of our planned research goals on this project and are preparing to move on to the “next generation” of mobile collaboration and sharing.
In practice this means that the feedback forums at Nokia Beta Labs won’t be actively monitored and Easy Meet will be taken out of the list of active beta trials. However, you can continue to use the Easy Meet service “as is” at http://easymeet.nokia.com.
During the trial we studied Easy Meet in several different contexts, including understanding the system’s ability to scale with thousands of people holding meetings while sharing content such as PowerPoint decks, images and documents. We also worked on optimizing the mobile display and experience as well as maximizing mobile battery life and minimizing data usage.
Interestingly, we found that most of you (over 70%) were sharing photo images, rather than PowerPoint slide decks and documents. This surprised us. (We had expected that PowerPoint would be more popular.) We also found that meetings became larger (participant-wise) and longer over time. Finally, we heard from many of you about features that you wanted to add, including Ovi account single sign-on support and video sharing.
We listened to your feedback and are happy to report that we are planning to conduct a follow-on pilot later this year that adds the much requested video support and several other new features! Stay tuned in the second half of 2010 for more announcements on the timing of this upcoming pilot.
Thanks to all of you who used the service and gave us your valuable feedback! We really appreciate your support!
on behalf of the Mobile Business Solutions Team
Nokia Research Center, Palo Alto