Google Workspace Configuration

Fishbowl integrates directly with your Google Workspace Calendar resources.

You will need to perform the following steps:

  1. Create resources for every meeting room
  2. Grant permissions to a user
  3. Add resources to "Other Calendars" for that user
  4. Configure Fishbowl with Google Workspace

Note: When signing in with a Google account in Fishbowl, this account is automatically linked to Gmail and other Google apps on the tablet. If this is a security risk in your organization, then please ensure that you create a separate Google account for this purpose, or install an appropriate kiosking app to prevent access to these apps.

1. Create resources for every meeting room
  1. Sign in to the Google Admin Console
  2. Click Apps > Google Workspace > Calendar.
  3. Click on Resources.
  4. Click on + Add new resource.
  5. Note: A Meeting space resource needs to be linked to a building. If the meeting space category is disabled (not selectable), then you need to first create a building. To do this, click on Manage Buildings and follow the prompts.
  6. Enter the room's details, and click on Add Resource

Note: For more information, visit the Google Help Page.

2. Grant permissions to a user

You need to log in with a Google user on the Fishbowl tablet. This user needs to have Make changes to events permissions to each of the resources that you created in Step 1, but this user does not need to be an Administrator.

  1. Go to the Google Calendar web portal while logged in as administrator.
  2. Click on the + next to Other calendars.
  3. Click on Browse resources.
  4. Select (tick the box) next to every resource that you need. This can be multiple calendars if you would like to use Fishbowl for multiple rooms.
  5. For each calendar that you added, perform the following steps:
    1. Expand the calendar on the left and click on Calendar settings
    2. Scroll down to Share with specific people and click on + Add people.
    3. Enter the email address of the user that you will log in with on the tablet (not an administrator), and select Make changes to events under Permissions.
    4. Click on Send

Note: For more information, visit the Google Help Page.

3. Add resources to "Other Calendars"

By default, the calendars that you assigned to the user in step 5.3 will not be visible in the calendar list of the user. You need to first add them to the user's Other calendars list.

  1. Go to the Google Calendar web portal while logged in as as the user that you will sign in with on the tablet.
  2. Click on the + next to Other calendars.
  3. Click on Browse resources.
  4. Select (tick the box) next to every resource that you need. This can be multiple calendars if you would like to use Fishbowl for multiple rooms.

4. Configure Fishbowl
  • When configuring Fishbowl, on the Select server type page, select Google.
  • Tap on the Google Sign in button. Select the the account that granted permissions in Step 2 from the list, or select the Add account option to add it. You may need to update Google Play Services at this step.
  • When asked, allow Fishbowl access to Manage your calendar, and tap Next.
  • On the Select your room calendar page, select the appropriate resource from the list. Tap Next
  • (Android only) Scan your Fishbowl license QR code, or enter your license code manually, and tap on Next.
  • Configure your logo and colour settings and tap on Next.