In the last two years, there has been a rapid rise in real-time apps that help groups of people get together virtually with near-zero latency. User expectations have also increased: your users expect real-time video and audio features to work flawlessly. We found that developers building real-time apps want to spend less time building and maintaining low-level infrastructure. Developers also told us they want to spend more time building features that truly make their idea special.
So today, we are announcing a new product that lets developers build real-time audio/video apps. Cloudflare Calls exposes a set of APIs that allows you to build things like:
- A video conferencing app with a custom UI
- An interactive conversation where the moderators can invite select audience members “on stage” as speakers
- A privacy-first group workout app where only the instructor can view all the participants while the participants can only view the instructor
- Remote ‘fireside chats’ where one or multiple people can have a video call with an audience of 10,000+ people in real time (