Recommendations for group video conference w/ iOS and Android support?
January 23, 2013 4:14 PM Subscribe
I'm trying to find a way to have a group video conference between 4-7 people, that allows iOS and Android devices to connect, as well as Mac and PC users.
posted by peripatew to Computers & Internet (3 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I've found a few BIG companies that offer services like this: BlueJeans and Vidyo for example, but BlueJeans cheapest option starts at $600 per month.
I'm aiming for an environment that would allow me, the host, to control what's displayed. So typical video conference, but they open up the conversation for discussion when the "lecture" phase is over.
Google+ Hangouts is really spotty in terms of reliability. Skype group calling works, but iOS devices convert to audio only once a third person is added to the conversation.
There seems to be a lot of iOS/Android solutions, but they leave out the Mac and PC users. The search terms I'm using just keep coming up with the same results.
I've used iVocalize in the past, and they promise iOS support in the future, but I'm trying to find a workable solution now (their current client is java based), and then I'll scale up to something like BlueJeans on down the line if my project gets to the point where it can support that.
So any recommendations are welcome. Let me know if I need to provide more details, or if my rambling is incoherent.
My end goal, is to faciliate group video conversations for multiple groups. Right now, I'm just trying to figure out one group so I can test the framework that I'm working on.