With the recent announcement of Jio’s upcoming launch for their new app “JioMeet”, it seems competition is at an all-time high as well.
During the COVID-19 lockdown, people have used several apps like Microsoft Teams, Zoom, and Google Meet to name a few. These have already grown immensely popular. So how will Jio Meet get an edge over them?
According to Pankaj Pawar, senior VP, Reliance Jio Infocomm, Jio Meet is a platform that has the ability to work on any operating system, any device and does a complete collaboration.
“And effectively, this collaboration does not limit to a typical video conferencing app,” he added.
What does this mean exactly? Well, Jio’s eHealth platform will integrate with the Meet app. This will allow users to obtain prescriptions, consult with doctors virtually, and order medicines.
They can also order lab tests and doctors will be able to enable ‘digital waiting rooms’.
Similarly, Jio’s e-Education platform will integrate with the app in order to create a seamless, virtual classroom experience. Students and teachers will be able to record notes and sessions, submit homework, organize timed tests, and more.
The video conferencing-cum-collaborative app will enable 5 users on the free plan, and up to 100 users on the premium business plan.
Meeting hosts can log in through email and OTP-based logins whereas guests simply need a conferencing link.
Call hosts also possess the ability to control guests’ audio and video feeds using their controls. They can also disconnect certain participants or end the meeting altogether.
For tracking the record, JioMeet also provides a conference history with both audio and video feeds available. Additionally, all meetings are PIN protected.
To ensure that calls do not drop while you’re on the move and are passing by a zone with a low-quality data connection, calls will be instantly downgraded to lower quality.
This information was posted on the site’s FAQ section. However, the details have been removed since. Currently, the website only flashes the message, “ Thank you for your interest in JioMeet.”
Jio is aiming for a different perspective on this new opportunity. They aim to offer customers a range of use-cases while placing security and simplicity at the top of their list for priorities.
“We are just a few days away from offering this to all the Indians so that they will be able to leverage this in the most secure environment and at the same time in a ‘grandma easy’ kind of platform so that anybody and everybody is able to use this,” Pawar said.
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Facebook said last week that they will invest $5.7 billion for a 9.99% stake in Jio Platforms.
This is the largest deal in the history of India’s virtual ecosystem so far. Reliance Jio is now valued at nearly $66 billion.