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The Brief: Our client wanted mobile applications for a distributed collaborative meeting system with whiteboarding and video conferencing.
The Solution: iOS and Android applications delivering secure meeting login, collaborative document and whiteboard editing and video conferencing.
What we did: We designed and developed applications for Apple iPhone and iPad devices along with Android tablets and phones allowing remote meeting participation and collaborative editing. We work alongside the client's server team and had overall responsibility for all aspects of the mobile clients.


Collabra is a distributed, collaborative meeting system with integrated whiteboarding, videoconferencing, document sharing and interactive participant management. It is available on PC, Android and iPhone/iPad enabling truly collaborative meetings on the go.

Our client is part of a large Japanese consumer electronics company which provides all forms of home entertainment, TV and white goods to the global marketplace. When our client wanted to port their innovative business collaboration system to mobile platforms, they came to emobix.

Collabra (our project codename) allows businesses to facilitate meetings, irrespective of whether the participants are located in the same room or on the other side of the planet.  In addition to secure video conferencing, the system provides the real-time synchronised sharing of presentation content, allowing participants to interact through shared annotations and whiteboards.

Our team designed and developed the application for both iOS and Android platforms, working hand in hand with the client's team in Tokyo.

The mobile client applications were complex, designed and developed from the ground up to provide user managment and authentication, meeting management, video conferencing, document rendering and whiteboarding. The system allowed users to participate in meetings, 'raising hands' to contribute comments and documents in addition to multi-screen video chat.

The meetings were hosted on the client's servers and all data interchange was via web services.