Five Tenets: Contextuality

This post is part of a series on the Five Tenets of a Modern, Multi-Modal, Real-Time Communications Application. Contextuality Perhaps one of the most important, and least recognized, tenets of an RTC App is Contextuality. Today, we have many communications tools available to us: telephones, instant messaging, video chats, Skype, Google, Slack, mobile phones, tablets […]

Five Tenets: Fluidity

This post is part of a series on the Five Tenets of a Modern, Multi-Modal, Real-Time Communications Application. Fluidity Fluidity is the subject in this second post on the Five Tenets of RTC Apps. I define Fluidity as the ability of a single conversation to move fluidly between various modes of conversation. The most important […]

Five Tenets: Adaptability

This post is part of a series on the Five Tenets of a Modern, Multi-Modal, Real-Time Communications Application. Adaptability In this first post on the Five Tenets of RTC Apps, I want to talk about Adaptability. In short, Adaptability is the quality of adapting the communications to the device and capabilities available. In the image […]

The Five Tenets of a Modern, Multi-Modal, Real-Time Communications Application

Over the last year, I’ve been gathering thoughts, speaking and listening at conferences, and working on applications with customers. These activities have shaped my thinking on the kinds of real-time communications applications that are available today, and the kind I think will be available tomorrow. As these thoughts have gelled, I have distilled them down […]