Bistri for Android V2 Beta is Here!
We are thrilled to unveil the redesign of the new Android app — now with a sleeker interface and a timeline-style dashboard.
Once you joined the program, you will receive an invitation to our Google+ Community
Then, enjoy the beta version, right on the same page on the Google Play Store :
Join the beta now!
Stay Connected This Holiday Season with Bistri : One-Click Group Video Calls
Bistri is celebrating this holiday season with the new release of its free and simple video calls solution. One click, and anyone can join a group video call with up to 4 people. Try the demo conference now by clicking on the image below.
Bistri is a WebRTC-based platform that allows users to share a permanent URL that links directly to a video call in Chrome, Firefox, Opera, and Android. It works on Mac, PC, and any Android phone or tablet.
Bistri is proud to democratize video conferencing. Unlike Skype, the group video call feature is free. And unlike Skype, FaceTime or Google Hangouts, participants do not need to register for a user account to join the video chat. It’s what video chats were born to be.
So even if your family and friends are spread out all over the world, you can count on Bistri to bring you all together.
Wishing you a Happy Holiday Season!
“Even though my parents are in Tahiti for Christmas and my brother is in Berlin, we can all come together with Bistri this holiday season” – Lina D.
“My grandma loves Bistri because it’s the easiest way for her to connect with all of her grandchildren. My kids love it too because they can use it from their Android tablets. It works for the whole family!” – Marcel S.
Video effects & Screenshots now available on Bistri Web Mobile!
We are really excited to announce that Video effects and Screenshots are now available on the Bistri mobile web app.
When you click on “save”, Bistri gives you a link that you can share anywhere. This link is also automatically sent trough the chat to the other person.
These features are available today on Android, using Mozilla Firefox for Android, and on Google Chrome for Android soon.
Bistri, the easiest way to make a video call
Congratulations! You’ve just created your Bistri account, and you are happily sharing your Bistri link around you. Your Bistri link can be included in your email signature or it can be a QR code on your business cards, or a link on your LinkedIn profile. Now you are wondering what kind of experience users clicking on your link will get on a mobile device.
You can try it on your Android tablet by entering your Bistri link in the Chrome browser. After entering your nickname, automagically your computer connected on Bistri.com is ringing.
If you are using an iPhone, an iPad, the video calls are not available yet, but you can already chat, send some pictures to the Bistri user.
If the Bistri user clicks on the Video Conferencing Button, the permanent link is sent through the chat to the Mobile user. One click and he lands on the video conference room. If someone share his screen over the video conference, the Mobile user will enjoy it too.
WebRTC Video Conferencing and Screen Sharing for everyone on Bistri.com
From now on, everyone on Bistri has his own Video Conference room, up to 4 participants. One unique and simple link to join your conference: bistri.me/username/conf
As always on Bistri, it’s a frictionless new feature. The persons who joins your conference doesn’t need to create an account on Bistri, or install anything.
This is how it looks like (click to connect to the Bistri HQ Conference Room):
For the moment, it is a full WebRTC feature, which means that you need Firefox 22+ or Chrome 23+, it doesn’t work on IE nor Safari yet. The Screen Sharing is available in Google Chrome 27+ with “Enable screen capture support in getUserMedia()” flag activated in chrome://flags
Bistri is coming up also on WordPress with a plugin that displays a customizable “join the conference” button on your blog / site. Your visitors just click on this button to make a video conference with you, without anything to download or install. No account to create, no need to be your “friend”…
Gartner Names Bistri as Cool Vendor!… the first WebRTC B2C solution
Bistri is the first WebRTC B2C solution named as Cool Vendor by Gartner.
Bistri, the fast growing cloud-based communication platform based on WebRTC, announce today that Bistri has been named as “Cool Vendor” in the Cool Vendors in People-Centered Computing 2013 report by Gartner, Inc.
The report notes that Bistri offers the most complete suite of communication tools using the new WebRTC technology inside the web browser. Bistri’s service includes in one single screen instant messaging, presence, notifications, voice and video chat, file transfer, and private storage space.
"We are honored to be highlighted by Gartner in the Cool Vendor Report just two years after we started to build Bistri from scratch” said Arnaud Budkiewicz, Co-Founder & CEO of Bistri. “We believe this validates the strength of the Bistri platform in delivering ‘one of the best current examples of a Web Real-Time Communications solution’”
"Our unique communication platform provides a simple and powerful way to communicate, by removing the need to download a software client or a plugin, or even registering. In the next weeks, we will open our platform to the developer community, publishing free APIs connected to our scalable backend, for an easy access to all the possibilities offered by WebRTC, even on mobile devices.”
Bistri will showcase the latest version of its communication services and some exciting upcoming features at Futur en Seine, in the Orange booth, June 13-16, 2013, and at WebRTC Conference and Expo, in Atlanta, Georgia, June 25-27, 2013.
In this video, Gartner VP Michele Cantara discusses what a Cool Vendor is, and why you should pay attention to them :
First WebRTC statistics in the World!
A few days ago, has been launched WebRTCStats with AddLive, UberConference, Drum, Symonics, Twelephone, Apidaze and Zingaya as a start. The purpose of this web site is to provide a clear vision of the usage of WebRTC by the end-users. So if you are a vendor of a WebRTC solution feel free to contact us and join the movement by sharing your statistics.
For this first edition of WebRTC Stats, the data comes from Bistri and are based on 1,500,000 minutes of video calls.
Bistri just hits 1,000,000 users!
New feature : be notified of new events in Bistri
Someone is sending you a file or commenting on your picture ?
Notifications allow you to not miss out on any event !
Find all the actions made by your contacts in the notifications panel :
- new comment on a file/picture
- new file added by one of your contact
- new friend joining on Bistri
Notifications are accessible in Bistri with a click on this icon :
You can also see the notifications in the Facebook notifications panel if your gateway is activated.
You just need to click on the notification to access details about it.
New : Bistri introducing the Gallery
Since we launched the private sharing functionality 5 months ago, you probably tried several times to find a picture or a document that you received or sent…
With Bistri, you can share any type of file up to 100 Mb (images, videos, music etc…), with multiple contacts.
From now on, you can visualize all the files shared with your contacts in a gallery of medias. The gallery is showing you all the files you sent or received via Bistri.
The gallery is always accessible with a simple click on this icon in the website header (or in the menu on Bistri mobile application) :
Once inside the gallery, you can filter it to see only the photos or the files shared.
Just click on an image or on a file icon to view it in big and/or download it.
It’s now super easy to see all your files in one place !
We are planning even more features to keep improving your experience with the gallery of shared medias :
- forwarding a file to new contact(s)
- viewing the comments made on a file and adding your own comments
Stay tuned !