Robin - a complete, highly configurable, low-cost meeting room solution
January 25, 2019

Robin - a complete, highly configurable, low-cost meeting room solution

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Robin

Our entire organization uses Robin as our meeting room scheduling app. We have a Kindle Fire HD8 tablet running Robin outside of each meeting room, and Robin accesses our GSuite calendar. Robin is not only easy to setup, but also extremely customizable, which has been nice...we tend to want to bring a bit of ourselves to the office and as such use a different scene from Office Space as a background for each meeting room tablet.
  • The integration to GSuite calendars is fantastic. Very simple and straightforward.
  • The ability to customize the interface a very nice feature to have in Robin, as it offers you to allow the UI to reflect the vibe/brand of your company, and not force its own brand on you.
  • The configuration UI and corresponding terminology can be a bit confusing in the beginning (having separate spaces and devices seems odd since we use them in a 1:1 manner). Maybe some clearer quick start guides would be useful.
  • Many people do not use the "Check in" function. Therefore their meeting shows up in the stats as one which was scheduled but never held. Maybe having an option to remove the check-in button/function would be good.
  • It has made it much easier to find a room quickly, and keep people from opening closed doors and interrupting meetings.
  • The low cost of the app, combined with the low cost of Kindle Fire HD8 tablets, has made running Robin a no-brainer. When trying to schedule a meeting with a potential customer or investor, and being able to do so on the spot in a professional manner, the ROI is nearly immediate.
Unlike Fishbowl, Robin was available on the Kindle App Store and was also much more configurable.

Meet Joan was interesting but given that it runs on its own proprietary hardware, there was a committed investment in testing it. Having an app which runs on multiple platforms, like Robin, was much more preferable.
I find it extremely useful in settings where power is available. Perhaps if Robin was available in a lower power consumption device it could increase its potential.