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Connect.JS 2015: Video Killed the Telephone Star
October 16, 2015 @ 1:00 pm
When you want to talk to someone, where do you turn? Skype? Slack or HipChat? Maybe even an old-fashioned telephone? As great (or not) as these are, they all fail in one important way: Context. As developers, why don’t we enable our users to communicate where they are doing everything else, right inside the browser or mobile app The technology to create contextual communications is evolving quickly with exciting technologies like WebRTC. This talk is about how to use WebRTC with Rails to enhance almost any application with voice, video & text. We will cover some of the ways communications can be best employed, including design considerations, as well as available Open Source projects. We will feature a recently released Rails Engine called Talking Stick that makes adding WebRTC to any Rails app a snap.