Citrix branches out to Android users with GoToMeeting app

Summary:Citrix's mobile productivity app GoToMeeting has been helping out iOS gadget users for some time now. Now Android users are finally getting a chance at the app.

Being productive while on-the-go is becoming ever so more important these days as smartphones and tablets continue to get better, faster and, therefore, more popular.

Citrix has a few solutions focused on mobile collaboration platforms -- namely GoToMeeting and Citrix Receiver.

Although the Motorola Droid 3 was the first Android smartphone to have both of these apps preinstalled, now all Android smartphone owners will have a chance at the GoToMeeting, which enables users to check in and participate in online meetings and view presentations from virtually anywhere.

The Citrix GoToMeeting app will be available from the Android Market to download for free. The app has already been optimized for the iPad and iPhone for some time now, as Citrix reports that the GoToMeeting apps for those products have already been downloaded by more than 250,000 iOS users.

There are a few system requirement catches, including that supported devices must be running Android 2.2 and above with a 1Ghz processor or higher.

And if you plan on purchasing a Motorola Droid Bionic with Verizon Wireless, which will start shipping on Thursday, then you won't have to worry as the GoToMeeting app will be preloaded on the Gingerbread-based smartphone.

Motorola Mobility must be really enthralled by Citrix as it will also be preloading Receiver on its products "regardless of operating system or form factor."

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Topics: Collaboration, Android, Apps, Browser, Google, iOS, Mobile OS, Security, Smartphones

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Rachel King is a staff writer for CBS Interactive based in San Francisco, covering business and enterprise technology for ZDNet, CNET and SmartPlanet. She has previously worked for The Business Insider, FastCompany.com, CNN's San Francisco bureau and the U.S. Department of State. Rachel has also written for MainStreet.com, Irish Americ... Full Bio

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