Hi Mark and Team,
Just wondering do you guys plan to collab with Agora to provide RTC anytime in the future?
Global audio trend seems to be rising exponentially. Backendless has Twilio API, but Twilio is just too too too expensive for any burgeoning startup.
I have calculated, if I’m not wrong, a 1000min conversation on Twilio will cost me ~$21.50, while on Agora (which is what Clubhouse runs on), it costs ~$2.
If startups are using Backendless and piecing things together themselves in low-code no-code, it’s highly likely that the demographic is bootstrapping to funding/testing something with zero revenue, hence I would infer for them (and me) that sourcing for the lowest cost to start and maintain the project is important. It’ll benefit everyone if a cheaper API alternative than Twilio is provided.
I’m not sure if others might be interested in RTC. But the core of what we are building is based on conversations so RTC is a must, and I suspect that in the future, RTC-based apps will become more common. Backendless having API for an affordable RTC provider will greatly increase its attractiveness in this space.
I have spoken to peeps from Agora and they said there’s no API for Backendless at the moment, and they recommended me to use Agora Flexible Classroom.
Not sure what’s that, will check that out. I’ll have to work around it bcos it’s essential for what we’re building and Twilio’s pricing is untenable when Agora is around. >.<
But yea, was wondering if Backendless sees collab-ing with Agora as a move?
Thanks Mark and Team!