The first thing we do, let’s kill all the… no, not the lawyers. I’m willing to give them a free pass today.
- Webinar software where you have to sign up ahead of time, because limited spaces
- Said software claims it is multi-platform, but only mentions WIndoze and Mac. Except before I read that I click on the link on my Android phone, and oh look! it works there too.
- Despite claiming to be platform-independent, does not let me log in from Ubuntu.
- Once logged out (of my phone), does not let me log back in again.
And most importantly: does not have a test “room” where I can find out all this crap before the webinar starts.
It was free, so I suppose I should stop whining soon, but I booked time in my work calendar to make sure I could attend, dammit. There might be a recording later, but fuck.
And the thing is, I would say this is true for at least 50% of webinar software out there. So people are supposed to just sign up and cross their fingers? Fuck that. Make it fucking work.
The funny bit: this particular service (Webinarninja) brags about how they’re easier to use than Google Hangouts. You know, Hangouts – which really is platform-independent.
ETA: I received a link to the recorded version of the webinar. Apparently 500 people signed up for 100 spaces. Which begs the question: why not set a limit on signing up? Why did I have to sign up two weeks early only to find out it was really about who could afford to book time off work early enough to sign up to the webinar?