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Iryna SydorchukJanuary 15, 20243 min read

Enhancing Your Meetings with the New Meeting Observer

Navigating the modern world,video meetings have become a fundamental aspect of both our professional and personal lives. Whether you're catching up with your colleagues or sharing your latest cat memes with friends, having  control over your video meetings is non-negotiable. Forget the boring stuff, enter the Meeting Observer –  a one-way WebSocket connection designed to elevate your meeting experiences.

 

Introducing the Meeting Observer

The Meeting Observer is a remarkable addition to your meeting toolkit, offering a simpler and more potent alternative to old-school methods like WebHooks. The Meeting Observer is a one-way WebSocket connection that enables you to boost your application's meeting controls and ensures real-time data transfer. In contrast to WebHooks, the Observer is designed to provide a wealth of real-time information and facilitate WebSocket protocol. Whether you're a seasoned developer or a meeting organizer, this tool is here to give you greater control and the possibility to enhance your meetings.

 

Getting Started with the Meeting Observer

Setting up the Meeting Observer is a breeze. To get started, you'll need an API key for secure API key authentication. You can read how to get one here.

To get more details on how to get started with the Meeting Observer and WebSocket protocol, read this article

 

Real-time Events with the Meeting Observer

Now, let's dive into the heart of the matter – real-time events. The Meeting Observer offers a wide array of event types that provide you with invaluable insights into your meetings: Here’s how they look in action:


Let’s take a closer look at each:

  • Room Update: This event provides a comprehensive overview of meeting room options, including readiness and shutdown states, all conveniently packaged into a single update for real-time data transfer.

  • Participant Update: Have your own attendance tracker! Stay in the know as participants enter and exit the meeting in real-time, ensuring secure WebSocket connection.

  • Chat Message: Messages sent through the chat API are seamlessly forwarded to the Observer, allowing your app to log and respond to them with secure API key authentication. Communication has never been more effortless with WebSocket protocol.

  • Podium Update: Have a front-row seat to the meeting’s visual dynamics! Get a detailed snapshot of the current video podium, including the positions and sizes of layout boxes, ensuring efficient WebSocket connection.

 

These events offer you a level of control and customization that was previously unavailable, making your meetings more efficient and engaging. Visit this page to get the full list of events. 

 

How Can Non-Technical People Benefit from the Meeting Observer?

Developers grasp the intrinsic value of the Meeting Observer, but you might be wondering how exactly a CEO or Director can reap the rewards of this technology. Let's dive into it:

  • Enhanced Meeting Control: The Meeting Observer puts the steering wheel of your meetings right in your hands. Whether you're a developer looking to fine-tune meeting controls or a meeting organizer striving for a seamless experience, this tool empowers you to have control over more aspects, allowing you to tailor meetings to your specific needs.
  • Real-Time Insights: In a world where every second counts, the Meeting Observer provides real-time data transfer and WebSocket protocol integration. This means you can stay up-to-date with everything happening in your meetings, from participant arrivals and departures to chat messages, all in real-time.
  • Customization: No two meetings are alike, and the Meeting Observer acknowledges that. With its diverse range of event types and real-time data transfer, you have the flexibility to customize your meetings to suit your unique requirements. It's not just about control; it's about creating an experience tailored to your goals.
  • Developer-Friendly: If you're a seasoned developer, you'll appreciate the Meeting Observer's user-friendly design and secure API key authentication. It simplifies the process of managing complex meeting controls, making it accessible to both tech-savvy professionals and those less familiar with the intricacies of development.
  • Efficiency: In the fast-paced world of business and collaboration, efficiency is key.The Meeting Observer streamlines meeting management, helping you save time and resources. You'll no longer need to sift through endless data logs or wait for post-meeting reports; everything unfolds in real-time.

So, why wait? Get a demo or explore the Meeting Observer's documentation and take your meetings to the next level with real-time data transfer.

 

Conclusion

The Meeting Observer is your gateway to improved, real-time meeting controls and WebSocket protocol capabilities. Its simplicity and power are here to revolutionize your meetings with secure API key authentication.

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