In the era of remote working, there’s a need to take advantage of existing technologies to enhance productivity. Many have engaged numerous video calling software to communicate with co-workers who are located all over the world.
In this tutorial, we are using a free tool called Jitsi to build a video call application. Jitsi is open-source software that allows for free video calls within a browser without a need for an account.
Jitsi provides an API – Jitsi Meet – to build your own video call application. Using Jitsi is very simple;
- Go to the site
- Enter the name of the meeting
- Share the link provided
- Optionally, you can add a password.
This API works in two (2) ways:
The first method is Jitsi Iframe, which allows you to use the Jitsi server as your video call platform. This method simple provides an iframe that allows you to host a video call application in your system.
In the second method, you host the Jitsi application on your own servers. In this tutorial, we’ll adopt the first method where we’ll use the Jitsi platform and an iframe on the website.
We create two (2) simple documents; the First document to allow you to input the meeting name and password (optional) and the second is a pop of the video call