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 screen drawing in Pragli

To date, Pragli screen share has been pretty simple. You could see their screen and... that's about it. There hasn't been a way to directly participate in the work on the presenter's screen.We are excited to announce the release of screen drawing in Pragli! When your teammate shares their…

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…

"I can't breathe"

Doug and I were horrified by the death of George Floyd last week. The incident is simply incomprehensible, and it shines a light on the many ways in which racism is alive. Like many others, but particularly as a workplace tool that aims to champion diversity and personal expression, we…

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…