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 […]
Identify the core elements that define a modern, multi-modal voice app.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]