Voice chat web app for scalable decision making

A highly scalable and engaging voice based SaaS platform that enables scalable decision-making for civic participation, corporations, and institutions.

Building scalable real time voice chat app for scalable decision making
Client
SURU Together
Project Type
Design & Development - Web App
Duration
14 weeks
Industry
Media and Communication
Platform
Web app

Business Objectives

Founders were driven by the vision to build a decentralized, robust, and intuitive audio platform that allows decision-making for thousands of people. The goal was to build a highly responsive web application that anyone can use in few easy clicks to leave their view on critical decision-making, engage in live anonymous conversations, and vote for impactful ideas.

Laptop screen that gives an in-depth preview of the pitch screen for the voice chat app for scalable decision making.
Ease of use
No plugins and no apps. Just go to web and start talking. As simple as that.
Laptop screen that displays the waiting room screen for the voice chat app for scalable decision making.
Voice (Audio) Communication
To build an easy-to-use and engaging web based app system for all user age groups.
Mobile phones that previews the application to show that it works on smaller screens too.
Web Experience
Capture audio inputs at scale. Build scalable audio breakout rooms where users can talk using their phone.

Project Development Considerations

With our experience in live audio and video communications, we identified the following critical aspects of the system.

Scale: Building a scalable microservices architecture using serverless AWS lambda.

CPaaS: Use proven audio SDK and audio chat capabilities from Agora.io to build robust live audio conversations.

Subscriptions: Use of Hasura based subscriptions for managing the user states and facilitating the time sync.

Key Features

Tech Stack Used

PostgreSQL
NestJS
Amazon Web Services
Firebase
Hasura
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Result

We were able to launch the first version in 10 weeks. Our agile iterations and constant feedback from clients helped us to roll out the product with limited challenges.

The system was ready for scalable decisions with capabilities  like:

  • Ability to share audio and text-based ideas
  • Time-bound discussions and voting for thousands of users in parallel
  • Voting and intelligent idea routing 
  • Anonymous real-time audio chats and conversations 
  • Audio recordings and live discussions views for the admin 

14 Weeks
Zero to launch
From an idea to MVP launch, it took about 14 weeks.
300
Users in real time audio discussions
App was designed to support 300 concurrent users with dynamic breakout rooms.

"What distinguished RaftLabs from other providers was their fantastic ability to build real-time engagement-based products. We wanted to build a platform that was partly a social media channel and partly like Zoom where people could interact with each other in real-time, and they did an awesome job doing that. "

Georgina Denis, Co-Founder, SURU Together

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