Product

Introducing Rooms v3: the room display app with better device management

After collecting feedback and analyzing hundreds of thousands of interactions with room displays, we’re excited to release a new version of Robin Rooms: the room display app redesigned with every employee in mind.

This update gives Rooms a fresh new face and helps admins keep tabs on their flock of room displays from the Dashboard. We also made it easy to start ad hoc meetings with fewer taps (just one!) and brought forward previously hidden features like Report issue and Find another space.

Upfront and accessible: visualize the day and quickly find another space

In the new version of Rooms we brought Find another space and Report issue into the spotlight. Let Facilities know about broken lightbulbs by reporting issues, without digging around in the menu.

Learn more about nearby spaces and their availability when you need them. When presenting options, Find another space will now show photos and extra information like Amenities and Level. Results are ordered intelligently by things like proximity and we’ll let you know if a nearby room is going to free up soon.

schedule-view

Pop open Today’s schedule from the sideline, now in a timeline view. Confirmed events are presented with check marks, so you can predict if a room could free up due to a canceled meeting.

meeting-details

Meeting details and attendee information have moved into a side panel, accessible by tapping the ellipses following the meeting time. Anyone detected via presence will show in this list as well.

Under the hood: improved device management and status reporting

With this release we’ve enhanced a few admin-only tools.

system-status

System Status has improved device reporting. Minimize frantic jogs around the office to check out tablet connectivity and battery levels: Analytics > System Status (previously Device Vitals) provides extra information about each paired room display. You can monitor the following from the comfort of your desk

• OS and app version number
• Power source and battery level
• Network info
• Hardware manufacturer and model
• Application and version number

Existing settings will not change for your devices. You can still control what is visible for each event and other booking or display settings from Space Settings
. From the room display, new options allow you to Send Error Logs to Robin when you experience unexpected behavior (so we can help you troubleshoot faster.)

What’s next for the room display?

We’re building all upcoming features for the latest version. You can expect to see continued development for device management and better visibility into events that were unbooked by a room display.

Robin is scheduling for your office and everything in it. Want to see the room display app in action? Sign up for a two week trial today.

Subscribe to Robin at Work

Writing about improving the work day, product updates, and what we learn building a company along the way. Straight to your inbox.