Introduction to WebRTC

WebRTC is a framework that enables real time peer to peer communication between web browsers via a javascript API. With WebRTC , you can share live video and audio between peers. You can also use it for low latency file and data transfer.

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Progressive Web Apps Caching Strategies

In our last post we discussed about adding service workers to your site and converting your web app into a Progressive Web App(PWA).  In this post we will discuss some of the pitfalls to avoid and the caching strategies that  we can employ with service workers.

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Introduction to Progressive Web Apps

Progressive Web Apps(PWAs) are normal web apps that appear to the user like native mobile apps. They do this by loading instantly and reliably in every network condition even offline, Engage the user with features like push notifications even when the user has left the app or closed the browser.

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An Introduction to Livewire Messenger

An introduction to Livewire Messenger. Easily integrate high quality and secure voice and video chat into your websites and apps.

 

Full transcript –

Hello everybody! Thank you for taking the time to watch this short video. In this video I want to give you a brief introduction on Livewire Messenger, our brand new voice and video communications platform that can be integrated into any website with a single line of code.

Why is this so important? Today, most of chat or interaction on a website happens through chat widgets. Everyone from Intercom to Zendesk Chat, to Freshchat , have that small bar( or a small chat bar) in the right bottom of the website, where you can go and post a message. And, if you are lucky, somebody at the other end will reply in text. However, most business is not done with just text messaging. Transactions, or ticket sizes of higher value, or purchases or transactions which require personalisation often require a human at the other end. Lets say you want to buy a house, or a car, or you want to buy an insurance policy  tailored to your needs, it is not always easy for you to do that over text chat.

Unfortunately, there is no platform in the world right now, where you can click a button, and have a person at the other end through a website. So we felt, especially in a country like India, where less than 10% of our population knows English, it is vital to have voice and video as the default means of communication online.

My vision of an India where transactions are happening online include your flower vendor, include people in the construction industry, people in consulting and various other professions and occupations outside the ambit of internet business right now.

So with Livewire messenger, what you can do is integrate voice and video into your websites with a single piece of code. Go to www.livewire.live, sign up, and once you are taken to the dashboard, with 2 simple steps, you can go ahead and implement high quality video and voice communications in your website.

Why is this so important (again!)? As I have said before, it is the most effective way of communication online! This is in Video. And Life is in video! What is more important is that there aren’t too many people building out these solutions for developers and business owners. We feel that it is vital to democratise this technology simply because the only people building things in this space are WhatsApp, Facebook and Google.

Unfortunately, these are generally centralised systems. You need to be on WhatsApp to do transactions. You need to be on Facebook Messenger to use their platforms. Why should this not be democratised so that anybody can implement voice and video in their websites.

So give Livewire a shot. Go to www.livewire.live, sign up, and give us your feedback. While we are working on a lot of fixes right now, we would be more than happy to hear from you, as to what is the next product update that you require.

Thank you so much!

 

Add Free SSL Certificates For Your Website

Websites with valid SSL certificates ensure that your site is better protected against malicious users. It also hinders malicious users from listening into data flowing from your website visitors to your servers.

You can now install secure SSL certificates for your website for FREE from LetsEncrypt and Cloudflare .  Which one to install depends on whether you have ssh (shell) access to your server or not.

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Web Sockets Tutorial

WebSockets can be used to implement a persistent duplex connection between your client and server. This is a simple tutorial to get you started.

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Add Live Video Calling to your website

Unlike most chat widgets available today, the Livewire Messenger Widget allows your website visitors to chat with you through Video, Voice and Text. Integrating the widget onto your site can be done in a few simple steps.

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An introduction to WebSockets.

WebSockets provides a  bidirectional persistent connection between a server and client. Using WebSockets, either the client or the server can initiate the connection.

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Introducing our new WordPress plugin

 

We have released our new Livewire Widget Plugin, With the Livewire Widget, It’s easier than ever to improve customer engagement on your website. All it takes is for you to install the widget, update the settings and start receiving calls and chats on your app.

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