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 !
Bistri joins W3C
Bistri has officially become a W3C Member to support open Web standards and contribute to the Web Real-Time Communications Working Group.
Two years ago, when the first drafts of the WebRTC and RTCWeb were written at the W3C and the IETF, we had the vision of a service that would be as simple as a click on a link, without any piece of software to install, respecting open and standards network protocol and codecs.
In June 2012, thanks to the Google implementation of WebRTC, Bistri provided one of the first service on the web that allows p2p video calls, on a production platform.
To run Bistri, we have experts in :
- JS (knockoutJS, strophe, knockoutJS, Requirejs…)
In 3 months, Bistri reached +225k registered users around the world, 120.000 MAU and 10.000 DAU.
Here is a quick presentation as an introduction :
Aurélien Hiron and our CTO Emmanuel Venisse have recently joined as active members.
We’re looking forward to take part is W3C activities and to contribute to the WebRTC WG, as a first step.
Video presenting Bistri ! Enjoy !
Bistri on About.me
We are thrilled to announce that Bistri is the new app available on About.me.
About.me is a free service that lets you create a beautiful one-page website that’s all about you and your interests. Upload a photo, write a short bio, and add your favorite social networks to show the world the big picture of you.
Bistri.me is a free service that lets anyone reach you in one-click : video call, chat, large file sharing.
Now you can add your Bistri Link to your about.me page.
First you need to know your Bistri Username.
Just click on the top right of the screen on “Invite”, your username is the right part of your “Link to be reached” (in the following example, “arnaud”)
On your about.me page, just click on “Add an app”. Select Bistri :
Enter your Bistri Username.
Your Bistri Link is now on your about.me page. Anyone who clicks on this logo will have the opportunity to make a video call with you, send some large files to you, chat with you, without any registration or account to create.
This is how it looks like :
When somebody clicks on “Video call”, he will land on your profile on Bistri :
As you answer the call, this is what your friend will see :
Enjoy the video effects, make some screenshots :
Now, you can try Bistri with Anne-Laure, our community manager : http://bistri.me/support
I would like to thank all the about.me team, you are so reactive, it was a pleasure to work with you guys ! http://blog.about.me/2012/09/13/bistri-me-anytime/
Special thanks to one of our developers, Cyril, you rock Mr Troll ;)
How to run the Bistri WebRTC Demo (Canary)
Google implementation in Chrome Canary is the first we are able to test as a Proof Of Concept. We worked really hard several weeks to implement the Video Call API the best we could, on our production platform.
We are really excited to let you try our implementation :)
1 - Download Google Chrome Canary
2 - Modify the Chrome Settings :
Now you are ready to test WebRTC
4 - Make a video call with anybody on Bistri, who would like to test WebRTC with you guys.
He/she will have to setup is computer the same way as you just did.
If you want to try the demo on your own, just open an incognito window :
Use the keyboard shortcuts Ctrl+Shift+N (Windows, Linux and Chrome OS) and ⌘-Shift-N (Mac)
and copy/paste your Bistri Link to be reached in this incognito window. Your Bistri Link is displayed when your click on “Invite” on the right side of the header on Bistri.
5 - When you receive an incoming call, Canary let you choose the Webcam and the micro you like to use on the top-right of the screen.
Then click on “Allow”
As the video call starts, don’t forget to click on “Autorize” on the top bar.
Canary let you change the Camera / Microphone you will use for this video call :
At this moment, you can click on “Always allow this site to use this microphone and this camera”.
If everything is fine on your computer, you will see this desktop notification :
After a few seconds, tada !
You will see the WebRTC logo on the right.
If you click on “Video effects”, you will enjoy several HTML5 Live Video Effets :)
You can also enjoy the quality of the HTML5 Full Screen Mode.
Try the demo : http://bistri.com
and feel free to write a feedback : http://support.bistri.com
Developer : Aurélien Hiron http://bistri.me/aurelien
Sending files to multiple contacts now available
You may have noticed one big change on your Bistri homepage today !
You can now send a file to several contacts in one click !
- Just select a file on your computer with the “Select” button,
- Add a comment or description,
- Enter the name or email addresses of your recipients,
- Click “Send”!
It’s that easy to share something with Bistri !
The recipients can be :
- from Bistri,
- from one of your connected external account (such as Facebook, Gmail etc…),
- or someone outside Bistri : just enter manually their email address.
Tip : You can send any type of files : picture, video, music…as long as it is less than 100 Mb.
New version: share content on Bistri
Chatting with the people you love is nice but sharing content with them is even better right ?
We really care about real-time communication and we want your experience on Bistri to be the best. That’s why our latest version of Bistri makes it easier for you and your contacts to share content you find and like around the web.
Share videos, images, music, maps and more on Bistri !
Just copy/paste links of the stuffs you like in your chat window and visualise the content while your chatting !
Bistri now supports all sorts of links, here are a few exemples :
- Videos from YouTube, Vimeo or Daily Motion,
- Googles Maps links,
- Images links,
- SoundCloud links
No need to open a new tab or a new window to see the media, you can look at it and talk about it with your friend directly in Bistri.
Try it now !
The new Bistri website is online
Our brand new redesigned website is online on www.bistri.com
Check out our beautiful new homepage :