ZOOM Cloud Meetings
ZOOM Cloud Meetings review
Zoom is the company for organizing online meetings. The main office is headquartered in California, USA. Zoom is used for a variety of purposes, including telecommunications, distance education, business, and social relations. The main purpose of Zoom is to create an easy to use online video organizing software. Initial, the company was founded in 2011 by Eric Yuan, a former engineer in Cisco Webex. But only after eight years, the company began to get profit.
The main Zoom feature is to allow people to organize online meetings. There are also in-built text chat and the opportunity to hold group meetings. Initially, Zoom had the opportunity to hold conferences with up to 15 participants. In January 2013, the company improved Zoom so that up to 25 video participants could participate in one meeting. Version 2.5 of the software further expanded the opportunities, allowing up to 100 video participants in one conference. Today, Zoom features online meetings with up to 500 participants.
Despite the team’s fears about the deterioration of video quality with the addition of an increasing number of participants, Zoom is still one of the leading products in its industry that can simultaneously support excellent communication quality and a large number of participants. Also, users can send various media files, share the photos, and files stored on Google Drive, Dropbox, and Box. The app can get access to your contact book, as such, you can use it to invite the persons from the phone book in one click.
Overall, Zoom has an intuitive interface made in the material style. As such, there is an applying of strict layouts, animations and transitions, indentation, and depth effects (light and shadow). Zoom designers follow the idea of Google’s graphic designers, as such the app does not have sharp corners, cards should switch between themselves smoothly and almost imperceptibly.
Zoom has several issues with the security:
- In November 2018, a security vulnerability was discovered (CVE-2018-15715), which allowed a remote unauthorized attacker to spoof UDP messages from a meeting participant or Zoom server;
- In July 2019, security researcher Jonathan Leitschuh revealed a zero-day vulnerability that allows any website to force a macOS user to join a Zoom call with an activated camcorder without user permission;
- On April 4, 2020, The Washington Post announced the leak of open access to thousands of video call recordings, etc.
- Easy to use interface;
- Clean design;
- Quality video;
- Tons of useful features.
- Security vulnerable;
- No Windows Phone version.