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Blow the whistle – Secure remote interviews with podcall

Written by on 28/10/2018

Tim Panton
Tim Panton


End-to-End IoT security for +2bn endpoints Co-host of the “Distributed Future” podcast

During my latest webrtc research for the webradio, I had the oportunity to have a conversation with Tim Panton, krankygeek ,early member of the IETF [rtcweb] working group and he told me about his recent projects.


One of them is of course, a concept of a service who offers direct  authenticated data transport layer between connected devices and their owners. End-to-end security and identity management for the IoT will have a huge impact in the future with all these connected devices I believe.

One of Tim’s side-projects called  –  the never-ending dream of decentralization continues, were my first thoughts but it´s far more, so I continue reading.

After I had a closer look I found podcall and downloaded the files and tested it out for myself, I was quite surprised about the sound quality and how simple it works and everything with javascript!

But you might think, what is it good for?

Record remote interviews on mobile

and it works like this:

  1. The interviewer clicks on a link.
  2. A random string and a QR code will be generated and shown on the screen.
  3. The interviewer sends the link or share the picture to the interviewee.
  4. The interviewee receives the link or image and press accept.
  5. The secure connecting between both devices is established and the interviewer can record both audio signals.
  6. Later on, the interviewer can download the audio file in .webm format.

Try for yourself from a laptop, desktop and/or a mobile device.

Try a podcall

When you have problems try the tests or read the

Podcall QR


Podcall screen


I believe that experiments are the key to successful innovation

Tim Panton

Hopefully, I have the chance to talk about Family Systems Unrupt next time and I can be the interviewer.;)


P.S: I really had a kind of Déjà vu, when i saw the and it remembered me at the days when we were experimenting with Stuart Cheshires wide-area bonjour/rendezvous implementation for our fun project.;)



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