Do Zoom Web SDK run on mobile browsers

Hey @helloparent,

You can see the Web SDK features we are currently working on here:

These are all possible via the Zoom App. Please see our help videos and support docs.

Thanks,
Tommy

Dear @tommy

I have been following up the Upcoming Changes page regularly. But unfortunately none of the issues raised have been covered in the upcoming update. None of the changes mentioned are enhancing the user experience of the meetings or the concerns raised.

Secondly regarding opening Zoom app from the url, do you mean to say, we can hide the meeting id and other controls via API call in the zoom app?

Hey @helloparent,

Please know that we are prioritizing our backlog based on security features and improvements.

If you want, you could minify the join url via https://bit.ly so it is not exposed to your students.

Thanks,
Tommy

Hi @tommy

I understand you have the priorities set but any suggestive timelines are really appreciative.

Further, even if I use bit.ly, when the Zoom Client will open up, all the details will be visible as the Zoom Client is locally installed on the students system. The student can share screen, invite anyone, chat, talk etc. I am not sure how can these be controlled by just using bit.ly.

Hey @helloparent,

As the meeting host, you can actually limit all these features for meeting participants.

You can reach out to our support team support.zoom.us for more information on these in app settings.

Thanks,
Tommy

@tommy : All these are manual controls managed by the host. In our system, the participant screen sharing, invite etc are disabled by default.

i am still not sure how can this be managed. If the Web SDK issues can be resolved quickly, it shall be a huge plus. These are some critical issues (audio/video related) that have been hanging since Feb 7, i.e. 4+ months. This issue alone has made the Web SDK unusable. Rest other features can surely wait if this takes its own sweet time.

Hey @helloparent,

Please stay updated here for the Web SDK improvements:


https://marketplace.zoom.us/docs/changelog

Thanks,
Tommy

How can we disable meeting information (ID, password) and disable invite functionality when they access our meeting from Zoom Mobile application?

Thanks.

Hello, there is no sound for users during webinar and meeting on ios mobile devices. Is this normal?

Hey @donzpaul,

Please see my post here:

Thanks,
Tommy

Hey @ayzasoft.live,

Please create a new topic here: #web-sdk and fill out the post template so we have enough info to help.

Thanks,
Tommy

Hey @nbanour,

Please keep your posts civil. Here is the Web SDK supported mobile features table:

Thanks,
Tommy

Hi @tommy

I would like to build a zoom application as chrome extension. Is it possible with zoom web sdk sample code?
Kindly please suggest.

Hey @elakkiya,

Please create a new topic for questions unrelated to the original one. :slight_smile:

Thanks,
Tommy

Hi @tommy … can you explain me why my Zoom Web SDK is not responsive in mobile UI ?

Because it uses incredible amount of CPU that most of your mobile devices won’t be able to handle.

Also be aware that because of Apple not enabling camera & audio by computer on Opera (for mobile devices), the Zoom Web SDK automatically disable audio & video features, so it won’t work even by using the browser.

Hey @nvivot,

Thank you for providing a solution to @samuelsusanto789’s question. That’s exactly correct! Does that help with your issue @samuelsusanto789? Let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks,
Max

Hi @nvivot thx for your answer … So my mobile layout isn’t running well because large CPU usage? So how can i handle it?
Anyway i have already know the safari have limitation for zoom meeting

The Layout is another different thing.

As you may know, the zoom part is totally initialized by the zoom Web SDK (in term of UI components & so on), and the Zoom Web SDK is made for non mobile web, only desktop web.
The current UI of the web SDK is not for (or at least not optimized) mobile device layout, so not for mobile web.

That being said, in addition, yes, probably the CPU load on your device won’t help it to propose a smooth user experience with the UI.

We have tried this not later than 2 weeks ago to estimate whether we could expose our application as mobile web with zoom functionalities. We finally decided to go with distinct native mobile applications, for the following reasons:

  • UI customization
  • Performances (very important point : you won’t be able to use hardware acceleration with the mobile web version for example)
  • Compatibility support on the zoom SDK

Nothing against Zoom here but you should not try to use the Web SDK for mobile devices until CPU loads are diminished on Zoom Web SDK (maybe with SIMD support improvement in the coming months) and Apple unlocked audio & video features on safari (which will probably never happen or not before a long time - even PWA on iOS is still not easy to make it works depending on which native feature you use)
Even if you go for only Android devices, you would face many issues in term of Support because Android devices on the market have much larger CPU types (compared to Apple’s one especially) and it will make it very hard for you to say which android device can be supported : you cannot state on a specific Android version since you also need to specify a minimum CPU. With iOS it would be easier since the hardware and iOS version are completely linked, but that’s not the case with Android.

Hey @nvivot,

Thanks for sharing your thoughts / feedback.

@samuelsusanto789, since the Web SDK is limited on Mobile Browsers, use the Zoom Mobile App, or Zoom Mobile Client SDKs for the best user experience.

Thanks,
Tommy