Oblong Industries and BlueJeans Network have confirmed that BlueJeans is the first platform to integrate with Rumpus, the new visual collaboration application for virtual teams from Oblong Industries.
“Bringing voice and video to the Rumpus app for team collaboration was a primary goal for us,” said Mark Backman, VP of product at Oblong. “BlueJeans was first to Rumpus because of its mature APIs which allowed for the most stable and seamless integration of web-based video conferencing directly into the Rumpus meeting app. The combination of Rumpus plus BlueJeans makes for smarter meetings that fluidly combine voice, video, content, and sentiment so that remote workers can collaborate on the best outcomes.”
The Rumpus app from allows meeting participants to share their content simultaneously and includes personal cursors to point at and emphasise content, presence indicators to signal who’s looking at what, and emoji reactions to exchange feedback without disrupting conversation flow.
“Oblong and Rumpus are a terrific example of how best-of-breed innovation can drive the industry to reach a new level,” said Matthew Collier, SVP strategic alliances and business development, BlueJeans. “BlueJeans is focused on the same objective: deliver the industry’s best meeting platform with partners that share the same vision of smart meetings, intelligent collaboration, and uninterrupted productivity. Working with partners like Oblong is how BlueJeans helps customers accelerate success.”
The BlueJeans WebRTC client is the engine behind browser-based multi-stream sharing and collaboration with Rumpus. As an early adopter of WebRTC, BlueJeans created a platform for open engagement – with partners and third-party developers – that reduces friction for meeting participants and customers. Zero download, full feature functionality is another step in allowing teams to focus on outcomes.
Rumpus is suited to teams and remote collaborators that rely on each other and on a rich array of visual information to generate ideas, analyse options, advance projects, make decisions and realise outcomes. The Rumpus app can be downloaded for free at Rumpus.co and users can add existing BlueJeans credentials for seamless video inside a Rumpus screen sharing session. Users new to BlueJeans can create an account for free for 30 days by visiting BlueJeans.com.