Following the launch of Jio Meet, a video conferencing app that serves as an alternative to Zoom, it didn't take long for people to compare the similarities between the two apps, especially on the UI front.
The application that has already been downloaded more than 1,00,000 times on Google Play Store within no time comes with enterprise-grade host control and security, and can be used for 1:1 video calls and hosting meetings with up to 100 participants.
"The current market dynamics will potentially provide enough tailwinds to JioMeet to gain currency, on the back of its features, such as no limits on call durations, and seamless switching between devices", Prabhu Ram, Head-Industry Intelligence Group, CyberMedia Research (CMR), told IANS.
JioMeet Vs Zoom
During the testing phase, JioMeet supported just five participants for free users, and getting support for 100 participants required a Pro plan. Though it's free to use now, it may change in the future. Indians have relied much on foreign apps like Zoom, Cisco's WebEx, Microsoft Team, Google's Classroom, etc for online classes and business routines. Each meeting is password protected and the host can enable a "Waiting Room" to ensure no participant joins without permission. There's also a "Safe Driving Mode" that you may use.
Needless to say, Jio Meet's initial launch has been marred by accusations of blatantly copying Zoom's iconography, hinting at a rushed release. The HD video conferencing app has been available in beta for some time. It costs less than $2 a month to be a Jio subscriber. Now, the telecom giant has launched its first new product in a while, and apart from support for use directly through your browser (but only if you're using Chrome or Firefox), also has apps for Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android - you can find the links on the Jio site. And now, it's up with a new service, video conferencing.
Intel Capital joins the list of marquee firms who have recently invested in Jio Platforms, taking the total investment amount to Rs 1.17 lakh crore.