Skype conversion success! (1 comment)
I am virtually speaking at a conference in Spain later this month, and
they asked me to do a test today using Skype. I offered instead that
we should use Ostel with Jitsi to do an encrypted video call.
I sent one quick email to their techs with a one sentence description
about properly setting up the Jit.si proxy settings.
A few minutes later, I received a call on my Win7 Jit.si app from
the organization. We confirmed our ZRTP confirmation codes, and
the audio came through just fine. I pressed the video button, and it
started right up, with the same ZRTP encryption session activated.
So, here is a great story of going from 0 to an encrypted video call
between EU and US, with someone I have never met before, and had no
idea about their technical capability.
A great WIN for a Friday morning.,.. and the next time someone asks
you to use Skype, please get them to use OStel instead.
The group was about 10 to 15. The competency ranged from app developer
to concerned power user. There was a good number of Chinese speakers.
Three by my count. As expected, they brought up WeChat often. I
mentioned my work with Weibo, which got some unexpected lulz
considering I have no reading comprehension in Chinese...
There's a thread about us on Hacker News https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=5923899
Several good points are being brought up that are now in the FAQ.
Too bad that client sucks now. I guess we know where the work needs to go.
Get yr username!
staging server online (1 comment)
http://silent-circle.ostel.co is the staging server for the beta service offering. The whole system has been reworked from the ground up. Custom usernames, single sign on, fancy web design!
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