Be the First to make WebRTC Video Calls
This is a big day today, with Google’s release of Chrome 23.
For a few hours now, we are really excited to see in real-time on the Bistri platform a number of users making video calls like never before, without Flash or plugin, and without any developer flag to activate.
- It just works -
We can never thank Google WebRTC team enough !
Google is the first browser that has implemented the new W3C P2P communication standard, from the network protocol to the audio and video codecs.
Anyone can enjoy this new experience on Bistri.
This is how to make it work.
1 - If you dont have it yet, download Google Chrome
If you have Chrome, check your version by typing “chrome://chrome/” in the address bar,
it must be > 23.0.1271.64.
Now you are ready to test WebRTC
2 - Make a video call with anybody on Bistri, who would like to test WebRTC with you guys.
He 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 :
3 - When you receive an incoming call, Chrome let you choose the Webcam and the micro you like to use on the top-right of the screen.
As the video call starts, don’t forget to click on “Allow” on the top bar.
At this moment, if you have more than one audio input or camera, you have the opportunity to change the device that Chrome will use. You can also click on “Always allow this site to use this camera and this microphone”. Note that Chrome will never ask you again about this question, but you can change this option later in the settings of Chrome.
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 have any question about how Chrome access to your Camera and Microphone, this a direct link on the Google Chrome documentation.
Bistri Live Video Effects & Snapshots
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, and make some snapshots :
Click on “Take snapshot” :
Ready? Make your best smile, 3-2-1
If you like your snapshot, click on “Save” :
Now you can share your snapshot on Facebook, Twitter, or just send the link via email / SMS…
Bistri LIVE User Map
Here is the map of the bisters, who test Bistri all around the World…
If you want to add your place on the map, just place a call on Bistri !
View in a larger size in a larger size
This map will be available here : http://blog.bistri.com/bistersmap
New release : Chat with your friends on Google+ !
We are really proud to launch today the Bistri / Google Gateway !
One of our promesses is : “no need to import your friends” (i.e. to video chat, or simply chat with them). From now on, it’s true ! with your existing Google account.
When we choose Gtalk as our first gateway to connect Bistri with the rest of the World, it was several weeks before the launch of their stunning new social plateform, Google+. At this moment, no one knew what Google was building, in order to take train of the social trend, for the Xth time…
We were so lucky at Bistri, Google choosed Gtalk as their chat solution for Google+ !
Now, let’s try the gateway :
1 - Click on “Settings”, on the top right. There is a new tab called “IM accounts”
2 - You are already done !
Your friends from Google Mail, Google Talk, Google+, are now visible in your friend list, with a specific icon
3 - Chat with them, as you talk to any Bistri user.
If you start a video call with a friend who is using Google Chat, he will receive your Bistri Link in his favorite instant messenger : one click from him, and you will enjoy the Bistri Video Chat, full of funny video effects :)
Finally, I would like to particularly congratulate :
Cyril, who had to deal by himself with this so strange programming language : Erlang :)
Aurélien, for his so good integration in the Bistri UIs, mobile and web versions
and Raphaël, who deployed all that stuff like a charm !
This release contains also some other new features :
- very sexy HTML emails templates (invitations, requests…)
- Links for Mobile devices (footer links to let you switch from the mobile version to the classic version, and vice-versa) http://m.bistri.com