April 8, 2020

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Zipcall.io Peer to peer browser video calling platform with unmatched video quality and latency.

repo name ianramzy/decentralized-video-chat
repo link https://github.com/ianramzy/decentralized-video-chat
homepage https://zipcall.io
language JavaScript
size (curr.) 5073 kB
stars (curr.) 1767
created 2020-03-21
license Other

Zipcall - Decentralized Video Chat

Author License: CC-NC Donate Repo Link code style: prettier Join the chat at https://gitter.im/zipcall


Decentralized video chat platform powered by WebRTC using Twilio STUN/TURN infrastructure. Zipcall provides video quality and latency simply not available with traditional technology.



  • Screen sharing
  • Picture in picture
  • Live captions
  • Text chat
  • Auto-scaling video quality
  • No download required, entirely browser based
  • Direct peer to peer connection ensures lowest latency
  • Single use disposable chat rooms

Quick start

  • You will need to have Node.js installed, this project has been tested with Node version 10.X and 12.X
  • Clone this repo
git clone https://github.com/ianramzy/decentralized-video-chat
cd decentralized-video-chat

Set up credentials

  • Rename .env.template to .env
  • Sign up for free twilio account https://www.twilio.com/login
  • Get your Account SID and Auth Token from the Twillio console
  • Fill in your credentials in the .env file

Install dependencies

npm install

Start the server

npm start
  • Open localhost:3000 in browser
  • If you want to use a client on another computer/network, make sure you publish your server on an HTTPS connection. You can use a service like ngrok for that.


Pull Requests are welcome!

Please run prettier on all of your PRs before submitting, this can be done with prettier --write in the project directory

For communication we use Gitter Chat which can be found here: Join the chat at https://gitter.im/zipcall

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