Building the Slack for conferencing

Pragli is a "virtual office for remote work," which is a useful analogy, but sometimes evokes a more literal idea of an office than what Pragli really is.Whenever I get a confused look from people, I say - OK, imagine Pragli as the "Slack for conferencing." Here's what I…

More startups should launch with Linux support

You're probably thinking that launching with Linux is the wrong decision. After all, we could always support Linux later, and startups need to be focused. However, I think it was absolutely the right decision and that more startups (at least in B2B) should do the same. Here are my five reasons why.…

The case for video off

Video conferencing etiquette is a hotly contested issue. In this post, I advocate for leaving video off by default because it reduces communication and drains remote workers. I also provide guidelines for when to "opt in" to video.…

Fixing high usage with Firebase real-time database

Several months ago, Pragli ground to a halt. Our users couldn't click on anything, and some couldn't even load data at all. All writes were timing out to Firebase. In this article, I explain how we diagnosed this scale issue and how we resolved it.…

Introducing direct messages (DMs)

Our vision for Pragli has always been voice & video first. We want remote teammates to flow freely in and out of conversation, just like in an office.As such, we've designed Pragli to be used alongside a dedicated text tool like Slack or Teams. But we, like many of…

Introducing the Pragli Scheduler for Google Calendar

If you use Pragli regularly, you probably don't just use it for impromptu conversation. You also use it for meetings.To date, meetings have been annoying to schedule in Pragli - you had to copy a link to a room and paste it into the invitation for the event. These…

Introducing Pragli's new presenter view

I'm excited to introduce Pragli's new presenter view. This is the the view that pops up whenever you click on someone's screen / video to maximize it.Why redo presenter viewAt its core, Pragli is all about the grid view. We believe that "brady bunch" style video conferencing is critical to…

Announcing Pragli mobile web support (early access)

I'm excited to share that we've launched Pragli mobile web support in early access. Now, you can hop into a Pragli room while you're on the go.Note that early access means that the mobile web app is not considered stable, and you should continue to use the desktop app…