Google Resource Configuration

Note: When signing in with a Google account in Fishbowl, this account is automatically linked to the 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. Add a Resource for each meeting room
  1. Sign in to the Google Admin Console
  2. Click Apps > Google Apps > Calendar > Resources.
  3. Click Create a new resource.
  4. Enter the resource name, type, and description.
  5. Click Save Changes.

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

2. Add Resources to your “My Calendars” list and grant permissions

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.

  1. Go to the Google Calendar app with an administrator account.
  2. Click on the + next to Add a co-worker's calendar, select Browse Resources and then you tick the resources you need.
  3. This will make the resources appear under My Calendars.
  4. Once you see the resource calendar in the left hand side, select the "Options" dropdown (you should see three vertical dots appear when you hover your mouse over it) and then select Settings and Sharing.
  5. Scroll down to the section Share with specific people, click on Add people, then select the account that you plan to use on the Fishbowl tablet. Ensure the account has permission to Make changes to events. You need to do this for every resource that Fishbowl manages.

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

3. 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.