What HOA's REALLY NEED: A HANGOUT TEST SITE for New Users
A site where new users could "play" and have to pass a Test that makes sure their sound, video cam, and internet speed are up to par to pull off a successful Hangout. If a particular item isn't working, it would give suggestions on how to fix.
Here is the problem when working with people new to hangouts:
1) They are afraid of the tech & don't know what to expect....so many are even afraid to try it.
2) When they agree to a hangout, LOTS of time is wasted for Hosts getting the tech stuff working or having to cancel because their microphone didn't work, their internet was too slow, the plug in didn't work, etc.
Having a Hangout Test Site would enable new users to get comfortable without wasting time for hosts, and ensuring that scheduled Hangouts can start on time, without issues. Having a smooth user experience will greatly help adoption of HOAs.
At least 50% of my HOA's with new users are either wasting 30 minutes to work out the details, or have to be cancelled altogether for various tech reasons. +Billy Wilson
or +Ronnie Bincer
Has Google given any indication of something like this in the future???