We’re launching Group Video Chat for Twitter.
About this project
What Is Nurph?
Nurph is The Twitter Chat Platform used by hundreds of communities to publish tens of thousands of tweets per month. #Chat topics range from Branding and Education to Vegan Food and Star Trek, and everything in between.
How Can I Use Nurph?
Nurph provides a #Channel for every Twitter @User. A Nurph Channel gives you everything you need to run your own Twitter Chat:
- Group Video Chat based around a Twitter #Hashtag
- Participants and Audience Measurement
- Chat Planning Facilities
- RSVP Management and Guest Lists
Group Video Chat For Twitter
After 22 months as a text-based chat platform, in which we’ve been used by an X Factor winner, an internationally renowned cartoonist, and featured on TechCrunch — we’re now developingNext-Generation Nurph.
What if you could host a Twitter Chat as if it were a TV Talk Show? A host and several special guests streaming live video, and audience members tweeting around the content being discussed. Sharing knowledge, sparking debate, and Favoriting/Retweeting key comments as and when they’re said.
Many Twitter Communities currently run Google Hangouts alongside their Twitter Chats. Nurph now offers a Group Video Chat experience without having to leave the Twitter world. Nurph makes moderation easy, encourages more interaction between participants, and allows the chat to fully capitalize on its potential Twitter audience by using a hashtag.
Twitter is the last truly social network – the cocktail party of the internet – where anyone can jump into a conversation that interests them. The recent launch of applications such as Periscope and Meerkat has shown the significance of video for Twitter as a platform.
Live Streaming is a fantastic way for individual users to broadcast to their Followers and let their personality shine through, although the video interaction is largely one-way. Twitter users are ready for Group Video Chat
Nurph’s Group Video Chat features include:
- 8 Simultaneous Video Chatters
- Full Twitter #Hashtag Integration
- Chat Archives
But this goes further than Group Video Chat. You’ll also be able to replay the whole chat after it ends. By archiving all of the footage and tweets the information discussed can be shared with thousands of other like-minded people. This has led to Nurph being likened to “A YouTube for Twitter”.
Group Video Chat is currently undergoing beta testing with some of our most active Nurph Channels. With your backing we’ll continue to develop an incredible new Twitter experience that enables seamless interaction between audio, video, and text.
If you back Nurph from the $79 level upwards you will receive access to Group Video Chat for your Nurph Channel as we start to roll it out to more communities throughout the Kickstarter campaign.
In order to moderate a Nurph Channel you must own the @Handle that corresponds to the #Hashtag.
The Future: Speaking and Tweeting
The Speak and Tweet Microphone
- Audio quality up to 96khz at 24-bit
- Auto-level adjustment
Why We’re On Kickstarter
What You Get When You Back Nurph
- 2012…onwards: Group Video Chat concept development
- 2014 November: Initial mock-up of Group Video Chat integration
- 2015 March: Group Video Chat integration and first private beta test
- 2015 April: Group Video Chat beta tested live on Nurph.com
- 2015 April: First test of Video Chat Archiving
- 2015 April: Kickstarter Campaign Launch
- 2015 April: Begin roll out of Group Video Chat for Kickstarter Backers
- 2015 May: Development of advanced Video Chat features
- 2015 June: Campaign ends
- 2015 June: Finish roll out to Kickstarter Backers
- 2015 July: Shipping of Kickstarter Rewards
- 2015 August: Development of first working Speak & Tweet prototype
- 2016: You’re Speaking & Tweeting, in the Nurph!
Spread The Word
Want To Write About Us?
Great! Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like media files, further information or an interview with us in the #Nurph Channel!
The Nurph Team
Find out more about The Nurph Team HERE
Nurph HQ is based in WeWork South Bank in London, England. Nurph LLC is registered to Clearwater, FL. We aim to have a physical presence in the US before the end of 2015 to form strategic partnerships and grow the company further.
Risks and challenges
We have already developed a functioning Group Video Chat experience that has been tested with a number of our core communities.
Any potential variation to the delivery date would most likely be due to the implementation of new features, in order to provide the most user-friendly video experience we can. Many of these features have already been suggested during the beta testing stage and have been factored into development time.
The volume of backers represents a potential challenge, as a larger number of Nurph Channels will require greater resources, both in terms of finance and the time it takes to scale up Nurph.com.
We see few risks associated with fulfillment of the Nurph merchandise as many of the products, including Plush Toys and T-Shirts, already exist. We have also lined up a reputable US-based fulfillment company.
We’ve recently doubled the size of our team in order to manage backer feedback and customer support effectively. You’ll be kept in the loop every step of the way.