Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Map Based Video Chat

Video conferencing applications are all the rage right now. So it was probably only a matter of time before someone developed a new mapped based platform for chatting on video.

Besedky is a new open video meeting platform. The application is very easy to use. All you have to do to start a chat is click on the 'Add' button and click on the map. You can give your chat room a name and a room topic and even add a picture. Your chat room will then be added to the map and you can sit back and wait for people to join you in your chat room. Once you enter a chat room on the map you can copy the link to the room if you want to share it with friends by e-mail or text.

On the face of it a map based chat room seems to make sense. A map interface allows you to search for chat rooms which are close to your location. Or, if you want to practice your language skills, it provides a handy way of finding chat rooms in different countries and languages. Unfortunately I have seen a few map based video chatting sites over the years. None of which has ever seemed to stick. However if there was ever a time when a map based video conferencing site was going to breakthrough then this is probably it.

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