THESE DAYS OF SOCIAL DISTANCING have made me more eager for real connections so the arrival of the TapeReal App on our well-used iPad piqued my interest.
I made a video tape from our sitting room couch. If you listen, you can hear the sound of our proximity alarm barking.
Five time zones away, Rich Roberts occasionally pings me with requests for synchronous sessions using GetVokl, Periscope, or Hangouts. You need iOS to use the Tape Real app although my Samsung Note 9 can easily repurpose the content by inserting embed codes made by the app into interesting places like my blog. I wonder if the video clip will push all the way through RSS syndication and appear in places like Newsblur or Inoreader.
When I use the TapeReal app, the content streams to a server immediately so there's no lag between making and sharing. The upstream server needs several minutes to render and expose the content to public view but it's actually faster than recording a video locally and then uploading the result to a server.
If you're on TapeReal and would like to connect for a live recorded call through the app, just hook up with me: https://tapereal.com/members/@topgold We might chat about how this era of social isolation affects you.