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Show HN: Chatlet – Simple Video Chat (chatlet.com)
7 points by fynyky 9 months ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 9 comments



This is a side project I've been working on for a while. Basically I got tired of the whole "do you have skype?", "Are you ready to call?", "Okay calling now" dance every time you had to do a video call with someone. Started building this thing for my friends and I to use while gaming and just built on it from there.

Finally got to a stage where I decided to share this publicly. Would love to get some feedback and hear what you guys think


Is this yours? Looks promising. What's your privacy policy?


Yeah it's a personal project I've been working on for a while. All data is peer-to-peer and encrypted so there's no data for servers to store. Haven't figured out how to write a proper privacy policy yet


Really cool. Is it open source?


Cool! What’s the stack ?


Pretty simple actually. Just running express with socket.io on heroku. Using redis to enable socket.io cross-server messaging.

Client side the core engine is built on webrtc. Not using any major client side frameworks.


Cool! How did you get it working on Safari iOS?


Works fine with iOS 11 and above it seems. Older versions of iOS just died when trying any webrtc stuff. Takes a little bit of fiddling with media constraints but nothing too hard


Pretty neat.




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