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02:08 - Who are you and what’s your background?
05:34 - Why did you build this?
13:55 - What is it built in?
- Express server
- Web sockets
16:10 - Why is there no tooling?
- Twilio STUN/TURN/ICE infrastructure
24:31 - How does your server deal with an influx of users?
27:11 - How do each of these features work?
- Auto-scaling video quality
- Text chat
- Screen sharing
- Picture in picture
- Live captions
- Loading animation
- No download required, entirely browser based
- Direct peer to peer connection ensures lowest latency
- Single use disposable chat rooms
41:32 - Have you looked into any of the recording APIs?Links ××× SIIIIICK ××× PIIIICKS ×××
- Ian: Notion
- Scott: Summoning Salt
- Wes: 4 Channel WiFi Momentary Inching Relay Self-Lock Switch Module
- Ian ZipCall
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