For example we built https://yang2020.app/meeting
You can have stuff like that yourself, for free, no Zoom required. It’s open source
SPECIFICALLY what does Zoom provide? People can install wordpress easily, and 30% of the Web has. Why not for videoconferencing?
It took us about 3 months of work to get all the quirks out, but anyone can do it. A developer can grab our library but if you don't know how to code, it's just a widget you get off the Internet. And it works on YOUR WEBSITE. This isn't like Dropbox because there is no desktop app.
How long do you think it would take a non technical team or company to get it up and running?
It took us 3 months to turn WebRTC into something that “just works” on any website. The RESULT OF THAT is now available for anyone to use.
People can have it up and running in 5 minutes. On their own website.
Users have nothing to download. It just works, including on mobile web browsers.
Companies can also put it into their mobile apps.
So what is the downside again?
Perhaps one advantage of Zoom is that it rebalances things onto servers it owns eg via websockets? Is there documentation on this?
> An external signaling server should optionally be used for larger installations. Leave empty to use the internal signaling server.
> Please note that calls with more than 4 participants without external signaling server, participants can experience connectivity issues and cause high load on participating devices.