This Approved Contact press release is excerpted from the Cisco Blog posting, How Approved Contact uses the new Meeting Details API, written June 18, 2018 by Pallavi Samanu, Cisco Senior Product Manager.
We all know how challenging, painful, and frustrating it is to schedule a meeting with users in different companies. Users can’t see each others’ calendars and there is always a constant back and forth of sharing available times to decide on a time that works. Approved Contact is doing some very interesting things to solve that problem.
We are very happy to be a part of their solution. First, you add the Approved Contact bot to a space. The bot takes you through the flow of finding a suitable time slot in all the users’ calendars. It includes the detailed meeting information of the space in the calendar invite. Guess where it gets the meeting information from? The new meeting information API. “With Teams now making the meeting info available via a REST API, we have allowed users of our Calendar bot to schedule a meeting in Cisco Webex Teams at the perfect open time for everybody in the space.” Nathan Yorke, CIO – Approved Contact. “Scheduling meetings with a group of people could take days, but you can now do it in a few minutes.”
Last week Cisco introduced the capability to programmatically get the Webex meeting join information for a space via the Space Meeting Details API. Before now, you were only able to get the SIP video address of the space. Not anymore. Now you can get much more: the Webex meeting URL, dial-in phone numbers, and the video address. Meeting attendees can use the Webex meeting URL to quickly join the meeting from any client.
The meeting information you get from the API is exactly the same as a user sees if they open up the Schedule activity menu in the Webex Teams space.
Read the full article, including technical details, at https://developer.webex.com/blog/how-approved-contact-uses-the-new-meeting-details-api…