Vonage Solutions and Features
ChallengeThe webinar experience for both host and audience is often fraught with frustration and technical problems, without real interaction among participants. Crowdcast needed a video platform that would help address these issues.
SolutionVonage Video API
ResultsWith the Vonage Video API, hosts create events with a few clicks to broadcast and interact in real-time to thousands of people. Participants don’t need to download any software and can jump on screen to be part of the conversation at any time, from a web browser or mobile device.
Crowdcast is on a mission to change webinars from being the clunky, frustrating experience of old to being a seamless, delightful way to teach and connect online. Combining a UX that customers love with powerful live video, the Crowdcast platform allows anyone to set up and run professional, high-quality webinars, Q&A sessions, live courses and summits with a few easy steps and no downloads.
Enhancing the Webinar Experience
While there are many options available to host and participate in webinars, the experience for both host and audience is often fraught with frustration and technical problems, meaning that time and energy is diverted to fixing tech problems rather than focused on creating great, engaging experiences. Many webinar options are also just a one-way street — a host talking at an audience with little or no options for real interaction that would bring the subject to life.
Crowdcast knew that there must be a better way. With a strong belief that live video can be used to connect people in more deep and meaningful ways and that shared learning is essential for progress, Crowdcast set out to create a new kind of webinar platform that would empower individuals, businesses, teachers and activists to discuss, teach and even sell.
Seamless Integration to Create Meaningful Interactions
With a strong focus on a delightful user experience for everyone involved in a webinar, it’s no surprise that Crowdcast is growing and needs a live video technology that can help the company achieve its mission of helping people have meaningful live interactions with audiences.
Using the Vonage Interactive Broadcast API, Crowdcast is able to provide a webinar service that reaches a wide range of endpoints and large audience numbers. With a huge capacity of 3,000 real-time viewers backed by unlimited HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) audience numbers, Crowdcast users know that their events will scale with them as they grow. By using the RTMP connection for Facebook and YouTube live streaming, customers can reach a wider audience on social networking platforms.
Vonage’s mobile SDKs also allowed Crowdcast to create native mobile apps to connect to the live video events in a seamless, easy way from wherever they are. Finally, the archiving feature allows webinars to be recorded in a format that’s available instantly and easy for post-production, so the content created on the platform is highly versatile.
Simple, Effective, Interactive Webinars
By using Vonage’s live video platform, Crowdcast has created a webinar platform like no other.
Hosts can create an event with a few clicks, and in no time at all can be broadcasting and interacting in real-time to thousands of people in their audience, as well as reaching millions of new viewers via the RTMP integration.
The Interactive Broadcast features enabled by Vonage mean there is no restriction on creativity for Crowdcast customers. Participants don’t need to download any software and can jump on screen to be part of the conversation at any time, whether from the web browser or their mobile.