ON24 released new social networking widgets for its virtual events and webcasting platform. The company said new widgets are designed to enhance the social networking capabilities of its virtual events and webcasts. The new widgets include Salesforce.com Chatter, VMware Socialcast and Microsoft Yammer widgets.
Wainhouse Research notes social media plays a key role in increasing the effectiveness of enterprise webcasting and new widgets from ON24 will keep the employees engaged during virtual events and webcasts.
ON24 Webcasting Platform 10 already supports more than 50 widgets including Twitter, Wikipedia, brainstorming, RSS and group chat. These widgets are based on Flash and supports company’s “One Widget, Any Platform” architecture. This means third-party developers can build and integrate their own widgets for ON24 platform.
With this widget, attendees can watch their Chatter stream during the webcast. Additionally, it allows attendees to view different feeds, add comments, share the webcast link and search for relevant content.
This widget allows employees to retrieve Socialcast streams and play them within the webcast environment. It also enables them to add comments and messages within the Home Stream, Company Stream, @Mentions Stream and Private Messages Stream.
With this widget, users can retrieve and display Yammer feeds within the webcast environment. Additionally, users can comment, post and bookmark messages, as well as toggle between different Yammer communities.
ON24 also rolled out Cover Flow widget for virtual training. With this widget, you can add a library of on-demand videos to a webcast. It allows end users to browse the thumbnail images (images are presented in a carousel style) and play a video instantly.
“With these new widgets, we are enhancing the power of virtual communications solutions for enterprise business applications. Our focus is on building widgets to support employee training and collaboration specifically,” said Tom Masotto, vice president of product management at ON24.