The past year and the Covid-19 pandemic have shown the world the importance of video calling apps and have pushed many to wonder about how to make your own video calling app. After all, given the current global situation, so many businesses, schools, and institutions would be lost if it wasn’t for video calling apps like Zoom, and while we all eagerly hope to go back to normal this year, video calling apps may be here to stay.
Why is that?
First of all, more and more people are relishing the benefits of working from home, and many companies tend to agree. Working from home is beneficial for employees, as it leaves them with more free time (in eliminating commutes) and more independence on everything from work attire to schedule. And companies, aka their employers, seem to agree. See, working remotely could save them a lot of money in terms of real estate, equipment, and maintenance.
But in order to make this work, they need a solid video calling app to keep in contact with their team. This is where you come in.
So let’s talk a bit about some key features to include when you’re building your own video calling app to ensure it’s a hit both with employers and employees alike.
More and more companies are expanding their business and their team on an international level. Through outsourcing and remote working, companies are able to hire someone from the other end of the earth, and all they need is a video calling app with a good international platform.
If you look at successful video call apps like Skype, you’ll note that their international availability is one of their key draws, so make a note of that.
One-on-one and group functionalities
Think about it; if you were working in a traditional office or studying at school, you’d chiefly need a place to address your team as a whole. This is why many apps like Zoom offer Zoom-rooms, a place of meeting where your entire team can congregate. Right now, there seems to be a battle raging between the most popular video call apps over who can accommodate more users in one meeting.
At the same time, you also need to enable employers and employees to connect on an individual basis in order to strengthen bonds and relationships within the workplace.
Support for multiple devices
Most of your users will be sitting in front of their computers, ‘cause that’s where they need to be to work. But not all, and you shouldn’t neglect that when designing your app. The beauty of remote work is that it can be done from anywhere, and people are far more likely to access a meeting through their smartphones in certain situations, so you need to integrate as many different devices as possible.
Dual iOS and Android integration
In your personal time, you may well be an avid iOS supporter, but when it comes to your app, you need to make sure it accommodates both Android and Apple users just as easily. The more people can use it, the more profit you’ll make.
It is essential to have a proper financial plan and understand the demographics of your app’s target market and the current and future needs of your and your competitors’ video calling apps to develop a winning app.
If you will do proper homework and ensure not to skip any of our tips, we are sure that you’ll be able to design a video calling app that will give the competitors a run!