ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
1
2
FeaturesShindig
Adobe Connect
ZoomHopin (new)on24Hangouts MeetEventmobi
Microsoft Teams
3
# of participants1000+1,000
1000 (req uprade to Enterprise Plus)
250*
4
Breakout sessionsxYY
Y- (can host breakout sessions by webinar and house them in the Virtual Event Hub)
N (although one could schedule separate Hangouts manually for breakout sessions)
5
No downloads or registration - browser based + mobile friendlyYxxYYYY
6
Accessibility - closed captioning
Y (but manual or third party app)
Have to run it through Zoom.
Offers captioning services (as an add-on service through a third party).
Y (autocaptioning and it's actually quite good)
7
Accessibility - - adjust text size
Presenter has to adjust font size for the whole group. Attendees can adjust the layout of the console
Y (you'd adjust your browser's settings)
8
Accessibility - ability to dial in via phoneYY
9
Accessibility - multi-language - use software in your native language
Y (limited Languages)
N (can change language for the entire presentation, not individually)
Y (uses the users default Gmail language)
10
Accessibility - multi-language - separate feed of audio for users who need a different language
Y (built in, you need to hire a translator)
N
11
Accessibility - ASL Language Interpretation
Y, you have an ASL interpreter as a host, on screen always
12
Chats, polls, Q+AYYYYY
13
Recording to cloud (or otherwise)YYYYY (GSuite Enterprise or Enterprise Education only. though one could use a screen recording tool as a workaround)
14
Can "leave a session open all day" so people can pop in and join at any time.
Y but possible timeout issues
15
Can add 'lower thirds"Y (HangoutsToolbox.com)
16
Can work in Google Docs with participants Y
17
Can flip from "video presentation" to webinar style easilyYYY
18
Users Can Video Chat with PresenterYxYY
19
Users Can Privately Video Chat with One AnotherYxxYN
20
Users Can Privately Msg with One AnotherYYYYY
21
Presenter Sees All Participants VideosYYx
22
Multiple AdminYxYY
23
Multiple presenters in meetingYYY
24
Facebook Live Integration - Stream your Shindig event from Facebook Live & YouTube Live.YYY
25
Twitter & Facebook Social IntegrationYxx
26
Customizable BackgroundsYxYY
27
Invite/RSVP/Reminder SystemYxYY
28
TicketingYxxY
29
No Open Mic (can mute participants)YxY
30
Event "booths" (eg. vendor, spons table)Y
31
Share the Stage - Any audience member can ask their question face-to-face via webcam or by text.
YxY - you can switch video manually to anyone who's participating
32
Green room - Privately screen audience members before broadcasting them on stage with the host
YYYY
33
Screen ShareYYYY
34
Custom brandingYYYY
35
Native CRM integration (eg. capturing registration)Y
36
Tablet + Mobile appYYYYY
37
livestreamingYup to 100K viewers within your domain*
38
gamification
39
40
41
42
43
*Because of COVID19, Google rolling out all of these features (typically only available in the Enterprise edition of G Suite) will be available to all customers until July 1, 2020
44
45
46
Notes/Gripes:
47
A lot of these platforms seem to define the word accessibility differently than it should be defined - we're thinking about this in terms of accessibility to people with disabilities and to people around the world (who may have broadband access issues, etc).
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
71
72
73
74
75
76
77
78
79
80
81
82
83
84
85
86
87
88
89
90
91
92
93
94
95
96
97
98
99
100