Confrere - Product Stars
Best products of July 2018

Confrere

Professional video calling. No downloads. Just a link.

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Michael Flarup
Hunter
My friend Ida and her incredibly talented team have built a no-hassle video conversation platform for professionals. They've been at it for almost a year now, and they're ready for a global launch. Give them vote and ask them questions!
Ida Aalen
Maker
@flarup Thanks for hunting us, Michael! :D
Ida Aalen
Maker
Hey everyone! There’s a bunch of tools out there in the video calling/conferencing space, but they’re mostly geared towards internal/team collaboration. But what about professionals and businesses that traditionally meet with their clients face to face? Tutors, consultants, therapists, physicians, sales executives - the list goes on. Confrere is a video calling tool tailored for professional, external meetings, without the hassle of downloads or sign-ups. It’s just a link. We wrote the first lines of code in August, and we’ve had so much fun creating this product together. This is a first version and we’ve still have tons of ideas we want to realise. We would love to hear from the ProductHunt community what you like and dislike about Confrere, and also what kind of features you’d like to see in the future!! Cheers, Ida
Ida Aalen
Maker
I will just follow up on some of the questions we’ve got on Twitter :) The illustrations are made by the amazing Bjørn Brochmann. Check him out on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bjornbrochmann/ We’ve got on our todo list to make the API documentation more available, but in the meantime you can read it here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1wGYFlKO-853NjngpfdQWinSU4kiu6VNwXqOGcgtBCnI/edit?usp=sharing We also offer per call pricing if you’re building a service around video calls. Just get in touch if you need a quote or a demo :) All plans, including the free plan will be GDPR compliant. We’re working on documenting or compliance.
Nicholas Sheriff
@idaaa This is just incredible...I would love to talk to you guys more on custom pricing as I was looking at an api service my co could offset the load around building out our tutoring platform as apart of our expanding brand. We have over 350,000 users and already have 20 tutors in standby this could accelerate a lot!
Ida Aalen
Maker
@nicholassheriff Would love to talk more about this! Send an email to ida@confrere.com and we could do a video call after the weekend? :)
Ayush Chandra
Great job !! 😊 Will check it out
Ida Aalen
Maker
@ayush_chandra Thank you!!
Michael Goldstrom
It looks nice and will try it, but is the main difference with this and appear.in, self branding and payment acceptance? Then as a position you mention it can be used for therapists but is it HIPAA compliant, necessary in the U.S.? Thank you! (And congrats on the launch)
Ida Aalen
Maker
@goldstrom Hi! In addition to branding and payment, a big difference is the user experience (my two co-founders are the previous CEO and Tech Lead of appear.in). Appear.in is perfect, e.g., for internal team meetings, because you just remember a link, and pop in. Confrere's user experience, however, is tailored for external meetings between a professional (e.g., physician, therapist, recruiter, financial advisor, you name it) and a visitor (e.g., patient, client, lead and so on). The visitor checks in, and then the professional call them when they're ready. This allows for more efficient workflows for professionals having back-to-back meetings (and in appear.in you could risk e.g. that one patient showed up early, and came into the room when the previous patient is still there). We think we'll be HIPAA compliant pretty soon. The reason is that we're already GDPR compliant and we're compliant with the regulations of the Norwegian health sector (things like end-to-end encryption, data processing agreements, government-mandated identification and so on). We just have to double check that we're also fulfilling all of the HIPAA criteria and document this.
Anna Filou
Seems fantastic! I wanna point out a typo in your website: "comain" instead of "domain" :)
Ida Aalen
Maker
@anna_0x Oops! Thank you!!
Pedro Wunderlich
Not sure if anyone else has said this, but your website design is beautiful! Big fan of your illustration style. The service also looks awesome. Congrats!
Ida Aalen
Maker
@pddro Thank you so much! It's the wonderful Bjørn Brochmann who does the illustrations :) Check him out on Instagram: http://instagram.com/bjornbrochmann
Greg Stone
This looks awesome! Congrats on your launch!
Daniel West
Being an active user the last two months I want to give some extra pros to the system. 1: secure encrypted P2P video chat 2: handling GDPR issues. Try it!
Darrin Rich
Looks great! I can't seem to locate where I would go to set up stripe integration? I'm in the trial right now. Is the stripe integration disabled in trial? Thanks
Ida Aalen
Maker
@darrinrich To be honest, we're just so early stage that the link to activate the payment integration isn't openly exposed right now, but we're very happy to set it up for you and make it available. Just DM me on Twitter, send an e-mail to ida@confrere.com or talk to us on our Intercom chat, and we'll fix it for you :)
Darrin Rich
@confrere @idaaa thanks. I appreciate it. Got your email stating you'll set it up. Thanks again 👌
Constantine Sharandak
Let me guess, WebRTC?:) Also, how many meeting participants Confrere can handle?
Ida Aalen
Maker
@constantine_sharandak Yup, it's WebRTC, but we support more browsers than most other WebRTC-based video calls :) For now, we're supporting two, because we are focused on external meetings, typically 1-1 customer relationships. We might increase it to 4 later (then it'll still be peer-to-peer and end-to-end encrypted).
Chris Muench
This is super cool
Alex MacDonald
Do you the offer the ability for audio conferencing, too? I have to call tech support frequently in my job, and I love the no-download ability, but I would want screen sharing options without video chat, since I will typically call them and then have to download something to share my screen. It looks like video calling is your main gig, though, so the answer may be no, and that would be okay. Just curious.
Ida Aalen
Maker
@alexsmacd Hi Alex! You can mute your camera if you want to. We also show no video of you while you screenshare :)
T
You guys were great at cssconf. Learned a lot from your talk. It's an awesome product and keep up the good work!
Ida Aalen
Maker
@burytodinsmoke Thank you so much!! We had a great time at CSSConf :)
Vinay Rajagopal
Any plans to support 'broadcasting' mode (more than 4)? This can open up opportunities in 'boring' webinar space
Ida Aalen
Maker
@vinayrajagopal We think it's a good idea, but that will probably be later on. We're still a small team so have to prioritise our efforts :) We'll focus on making the core product even better first, and then grow it from there!
Sergio Mattei
This product is a game changer, @idaaa. I am very excited to see how this unfolds. Great work Confrere team!
Ida Aalen
Maker
@ftxrc Wow, thank you!! Is there any thing in particular that you really like? Always interesting to know which features we should focus on :)
Sergio Mattei
@idaaa hi! just saw this. I love the no-installation bit the most - this industry really needed something no configuration.
Ida Aalen
Maker
Some more news: We JUST launched Confrere video calls inside the Intercom messenger. Let us know what you think: https://www.producthunt.com/posts/confrere-for-intercom
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