We’ve been working on making booking the right room for your events simpler using Robin.
Today, we’re excited to debut Chrome and Firefox browser extensions to display extra space information when booking a room directly from Google or Outlook calendars.
How it Works
With Robin browser extensions you can bring space search and extra office context (like amenities and photos) into your native calendar. Schedule a meeting with your colleagues and find the right room, all from one view.
When creating an event use the browser extension to filter by space type and location then book the best space for each meeting, interview, or team lunch. If you're looking for a whiteboard or projector, the amenities filter shows which available space has everything you need. Photos jog your memory on which conference room has that couch that you love or great natural light.
A few things the browser extension is good at:
- "When's the next time this conference room is available?"
- “Does the space I want have enough seats for this meeting?”
- "Will I have a whiteboard available in this afternoon's meeting?"
- "Are there any other spaces with video conferencing free right now?"
For more advanced scheduling tasks, browser extensions provide a direct path to continue in Robin's web (and mobile) apps.
How to Install
For Google users, download Robin browser extensions for Chrome or Firefox.Outlook requires an administrator to install Add-Ins. Office 365 Administrators can follow these set-up instructions to allow Add-In use for all organization users.
We’re going to continue making sure Robin is available in the places you’re already working -- support for Safari extensions coming soon.We also know that room status information should be easy to find, so we'll be continuing to make improvements to Robin to surface those answers faster. Learn more about the plugins here.