Frequently Asked Questions

These are the most frequently asked questions about the BlueCam library and licensing options. If after reading this section you still have a question, please contact us.

BlueCam is a library written in PHP and JavaScript that includes everything needed for developers to easily create secure, private chat rooms and connect their users with video and text chat, all without requiring an expensive server infrastructure.

Yes, absolutely! Unlike most of our competitors, we offer generous distribution rights as part of our Standard License. As long as you are not marketing the product that incorporates BlueChat, as a Video Chat Plugin, you are legally in the clear.

Absolutely! Contact us with your vision and we’d love to help you out if we feel it makes the world a better place. May all beings be happy and free.

Everything is entirely browser based which means that your end users don’t need to download any special applications like Flash and developers are free to integrate awesome new features using the leading web technologies of the day such as

Most servers(both Windows and Linux) run the underlying open-source server technologies behind BlueCam such as PHP and PostgreSQL.

Not at all, almost any VPS should be sufficient. The user’s browsers do the heavy lifting of synchronizing user video and audio feeds as well as data streams over The Internet. You will need a secure https:// domain which can be accomplished for free using CertBot

All browsers that support WebRTC video chat support BlueCam and there are multiple browser options for each of the computer operating systems(Windows, Mac, linux/Ubuntu). BlueCam made the decision to require users access with a peer-to-peer friendly browser rather that support expensive fallback video-shuttling options for users with inadequate browsers. This keeps costs low for everybody and makes infrastructure simple. Google Chrome is always recommended but Mozilla Firefox works great!

Yes, the https:// protocol keeps your users data considerably more secure by encrypting it over the wire. If you need an SSL certificate, check out Let’s Encrypt for a free and easy setup. It’s a small inconvenience to pay for all your users being secure.