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appear.in vs RocketChat: What are the differences?

Developers describe appear.in as "Video conversations with up to 8 people for free. No login — no installs". Create a video room. Share the link. Appear together. Built with WebRTC & AngularJS. On the other hand, RocketChat is detailed as "Open source slack alternative". Rocket.Chat is a Web Chat Server, developed in JavaScript, using the Meteor fullstack framework It is a great solution for communities and companies wanting to privately host their own chat service or for developers looking forward to build and evolve their own chat platforms..

appear.in can be classified as a tool in the "Screen Sharing" category, while RocketChat is grouped under "Group Chat & Notifications".

Some of the features offered by appear.in are:

  • iPhone App
  • Create an appear.in room and send the link to the room on e-mail, chat, SMS etc
  • No installation required

On the other hand, RocketChat provides the following key features:

  • BYOS (bring your own server)
  • Multiple Rooms
  • Direct Messages

"Easy setup" is the primary reason why developers consider appear.in over the competitors, whereas "Open source " was stated as the key factor in picking RocketChat.

RocketChat is an open source tool with 23.3K GitHub stars and 5.01K GitHub forks. Here's a link to RocketChat's open source repository on GitHub.

Rocket.Chat, whoGloo, Inc., and SmartProcure are some of the popular companies that use RocketChat, whereas appear.in is used by coders51, DNT, and pludoni GmbH. RocketChat has a broader approval, being mentioned in 34 company stacks & 12 developers stacks; compared to appear.in, which is listed in 31 company stacks and 5 developer stacks.

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What is appear.in?

Create a video room. Share the link. Appear together. Built with WebRTC & AngularJS.

What is RocketChat?

Rocket.Chat is a Web Chat Server, developed in JavaScript, using the Meteor fullstack framework. It is a great solution for communities and companies wanting to privately host their own chat service or for developers looking forward to build and evolve their own chat platforms.
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      What are some alternatives to appear.in and RocketChat?
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      rishig
      Head of Product at Zulip · | 3 upvotes · 20.3K views
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      I use Zulip instead of Slack, Mattermost, or RocketChat because of its first class threading. One week after switching to Gmail (in 2004) I realized I was never (willingly) going to use an unthreaded email product again. I had that same experience the first time I saw Zulip.

      Zulip is also fully open-source, with a well-maintained (e.g. 90+% test coverage, fully static python), easily extensible code-base. In many companies, your communication platform (chat or email) is the center of the workplace -- no one asks for a chat integration into their calendar, they ask for a calendar integration into their chat. A fully open-source codebase means you can customize Zulip to your needs, and are never at the whim of a corporate maintainer who can't or won't fix simple bugs, or who will charge you tens of thousands of dollars for making minor customizations.

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      Inform when CI/CD and live demo is up

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