simple-peer VS chaskiq

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simple-peer chaskiq
7 6
5,761 1,581
- 3.8%
6.1 9.1
10 days ago 7 days ago
JavaScript TypeScript
MIT License GNU Affero General Public License v3.0
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Posts with mentions or reviews of simple-peer. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-04-30.
  • Building a customer support solution focused on video calls
    Custom peer-to-peer video call implementation can also be done using vanilla webrtc or but using an SFU such as Janus can help
  • Show HN: Jam, an Open Source Clubhouse | 2021-02-14
    Not an expert here but have some experience with it:

    Assuming that each peer is connected to every other peer via a mesh network [see this image for reference:], each outgoing stream (esp. audio / video) is likely going to be duplicated, per recipient.

    Scalability over a mesh network is fully dependent on CPU and network performance of all of the connected devices, and I'd doubt it could handle 12 participants if there is video involved, unless all participants are running relatively high-end and modern devices, with optimal network conditions.

    You'll need a SFU or an MFU running on the server to handle larger rooms, while enabling all connected devices to only have to send one output stream per media type, regardless of how many connected participants there are.

  • Any example of streaming non "user media" media? | 2021-02-11
    It isn't really documented anywhere, but here is a thread confirming the behavior
  • A local file storage for the web and interopearability layer for web-based apps (submission) | 2021-01-10
    For the tmp-webrtc extension, at first I wanted to create a backend service to implement peer discovery. That would also give me an opportunity to try out DigitalOcean’s paid services (like running backend apps and using a managed database). Unfortunately due to time constraints I didn’t get around to doing that and used the P2PT library for peer discovery instead. P2PT uses public WebTorrent trackers as a WebRTC signaling server, and so no backend services have to be deployed. So it ended up being another static app. This is my first time using P2PT and WebRTC for file transfers though, so I still think I learned a lot.
  • devlog part 4 | 2021-01-08
    Sending and receiving files via WebRTC. I used P2PT for peer discovery and simple-peer-files for file transfer. They are based on the simple-peer library. I’ve never used them, and a hackathon is a great time to try out things I’ve never tried before.
  • Is there a Video chat script with WebRTC that I can add to a web page | 2021-01-07
  • Simple-peer – Simple WebRTC video, voice, and data channels | 2021-01-06


Posts with mentions or reviews of chaskiq. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-10-07.
  • Best UI Frameworks for React.js | 2021-10-07
  • Building a customer support solution focused on video calls
    - Try and see what we can do with it. My concern with it, is that it might not be "enterprise ready" in terms of reliability and security
  • Chaskiq: A self hosted alternative to Intercom reaches version: 0.8.0 | 2021-03-23
    March was a crazy month, many adjustments to the platform! check out the repo at
  • Chaskiq: Full featured open source live chat made in React + GraphQl | 2021-02-11
  • Chaskiq 0.7.0 released GDPR consent and performance improvements | 2021-02-10
  • Open Source Real-world Ruby and Rails Applications 🔥 | 2021-02-06
    chaskiq - A full featured Live Chat, Support & Marketing platform

What are some alternatives?

When comparing simple-peer and chaskiq you can also consider the following projects:

webrtc-video-conference - WebRTC video conference app

rasa-webchat - A feature-rich chat widget for Rasa and Botfront

janus-gateway - Janus WebRTC Server

OTRS - ((OTRS)) Community Edition is one of the most flexible web-based ticketing systems used for Customer Service, Help Desk, IT Service Management. Please note that ((OTRS)) Community Edition offers limited OTRS functionality.

Open-Source-Ruby-and-Rails-Apps - Awesome Ruby and Rails Open Source applications 🌈

sample-apps - Sample apps using APIs and SDKs from LiveChat.

Lobsters - Computing-focused community centered around link aggregation and discussion