QuickBlox Launches a Free, Open-Source Offering to Make Video Teleconsultation Software Accessible to All

QuickBlox, a cloud-based communication platform provider, today announces the launch of Q-Consultation Lite—an open-source, high-performance video teleconsultation software. 
As well as high-quality, secure video calling and instant chat messaging, Q-Consultation Lite provides countless industry-specific use cases with the option to ‘hold’ participants in virtual, real-time queues or waiting rooms before private video appointments. Healthcare professionals, financial advisors, HR recruiters, and other users can leverage this technology for virtual private consultations, coaching, product demos, tutorials, training sessions, and at-home monitoring.
The software is easily integrable with existing company platforms and is a web-and mobile-responsive application compatible with iOS, Android, and the Web. Developers can also modify the software’s code to enhance features such as language, icons, and data capture fields while adapting the user interface to fit the identities and branding of specific companies. And if companies choose to use the free app with the paid QuickBlox HIPAA cloud plan, they would also be HIPAA-compliant with a Business Associate Agreement (BAA). 
“Q-Consultation Lite was originally built to meet the extraordinary demand from QuickBlox’s customers for digital and remote communication solutions during COVID-19. After trialing the software with several healthcare organizations, we saw the firsthand benefits, such as reducing the cost of no-show appointments and pressure on clinical resources,” said CEO of QuickBlox, Nate MacLeitch.
He added: “Therefore, while there are many communication solutions on the market, we decided to launch a free, open-source version of our video consultation software to make it accessible to as many people as possible.”
Remote consultation is increasingly used alongside or instead of traditional in-person visits across banking, retail, customer support, and HR industries. Meanwhile, healthcare organizations have discovered the benefits of secure video calling and chat to support psychotherapy, post-surgery care, chronic illness monitoring, wound management, pain management, addiction support, and more. 
Some of Q-Consultation Lite’s recent users include a neonatal clinic consulting with parents of at-risk infants, a healthcare organization with an at-home wound management app, and an HR agency looking to use Q-Consultation Lite to manage their recruitment process.
The source code is available via the QuickBlox Github repository, and a fully managed version with additional features is available under a SaaS license. See here for more information.
QuickBlox is a cloud-based communication platform enabling businesses to create real-time communication apps efficiently. With pre-built SDKs and APIs for chat and video calling, ready solutions, and cross-platform compatibility (supporting iOS, Android, Flutter, React Native, and the Web), QuickBlox helps businesses succeed in delivering user experiences comparable to the likes of WhatsApp and Zoom.
Source: QuickBlox