The coronavirus pandemic has changed the work scenario. The current situation brought the culture of work from home into the mainstream. From the time of the lockdown, the video conferencing application zoom has experienced a huge jump in its download and usage.
However, many countries like India issued warnings about using Zoom due to security concerns and zoombombers over time and even banned it in some cases.
Reliance Jio has recently launched JioMeet app which is similar to the Zoom app. JioMeet can be accessible both from the web and the mobile. While the app is readily available in the Play Store and App Store, the web version might take a while to function.
JioMeet vs Zoom: Similarities and Differences
Zoom provides three plans for small teams, SMEs and large enterprises with the most basic one starting from $14.99/month. The basic plan covers a maximum of nine hosts. For SMEs and larger enterprises, Zoom allows 1,000 participants on a single video call at a time. It also has custom plans for webinars and Zoom rooms.
The new JioMeet app has not announced any such plan yet.
“Zoom has experienced intense competition since it was established in 2011, and yet we have become the platform of choice for millions of participants around the world. We know what it takes to become the unified communications platform we are today, including the immense amount of work and focus required to create our frictionless user experience, sophisticated security, and scalable architecture,” the company said in a statement.
In this regard, JioMeet has not announced that all the meetings conducted on the application are encrypted.
The User Experience:
The JioMeet UX offers a similar to Zoom. JioMeet can be accessed across platforms on Android, iOS, Windows, macOS including the web browser. The video conferencing app has features to schedule meetings, password protect them, and a waiting room where participants who have not been approved to join a call can wait for a green signal from the host similar to Zoom.
JioMeet claims that it can be used on old video conferencing devices as well as the new ones. The video quality is restricted to 720p for JioMeet, however, there is the option to change the input camera as well.