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Embed Video Meetings into a Website or App

iwaffles profile image Matt Gardner Originally published at igotablog.com on ・1 min read

Embed Video Meetings into a Website or App

Jitsi is a great alternative to things like Zoom, Google Hangouts, and Skype. It's open source and we use it daily at work for video meetings, happy hours, and building apps that require video and/or voice chat. It's both free as in beer (Open Source), plus 8x8 offers a hosted (paid) version called Jitsi as a Service—or JaaS. If you don't want to figure out the infrastructure or maintenance, but want to customize your video meeting experience then JaaS is the answer. It works on Android, iOS and the web.

This short video covers how you can copy, paste, Jitsi. The first minute shows you how fast you can embed a video meeting in your website. Everything else is just me playing with webhooks, flashing lights, and customizing the colors. Check it out:

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Hey everyone! one really cool implementation of Jitsi is how Sling.tv powers it's WatchParty feature. I had no idea they were using Jitsi until I signed up for Sling to watch some hockey games with a few friends. In the middle they've got the TV content you're watching and on the right is your friends that you're watching it with. Pretty cool, especially while social distancing!