I built a video chat app using WebRTC where you can chat with up to 3 people. This application works on mobile and desktop, allows you to screen-share, has other functionality you'd expect from a video app, and is the start of a bigger video chat application.
Right now this application is minimal but has the beginnings of a commercial video app or more likely a module you can implement in other applications to provide video chat functionality. Other products like this would be Whereby and Daily.co.
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Ring Upp is a video chat app where you can chat with up to 2 other people on mobile and desktop with no signup.
The flow is simple:
- Pick a name for your chat
- Share the URL
- Start chatting
The video chats are free, real-time, and HD quality utilizing WebRTC to connect clients directly.
I explained this a bit more in my series of posts but basically, this application has been on my to-do list for a long time. This hackathon was a great excuse to work on this side project. I have also been working on an app called Cafecito, an app where you can meet new people remotely over video, with a fantastic team that I hope some of the takeaways from this project can help with.
This is my first hackathon but since I've been in the Dev.to community lately, I was inspired to give this one a try. I was not disappointed.
More of this in my series of posts.
That being said, I used App Platform to host my Node.js app which was simple and quick to set up. In this project, I also learned a lot about connecting peers using WebRTC which is a great bit of knowledge to have since WebRTC is continuing to gain traction.