Get started with Daily
Daily is a developer platform built on WebRTC. Our APIs let developers add real time video and audio calls to any app or site. With just a few lines of code, you can embed a video call widget, which works across browsers and devices with built-bandwidth management. Developers also can build custom video UI/UX with our front-end libraries and REST APIs. We handle all the hard things about common video call use cases for you, with sensible defaults. And we’re always here to help, if you have questions or need sample code.
Daily can help you add video chat to your websites and apps in minutes.
There are a few ways to jump in with Daily today: experiment in the dashboard to get to know Daily’s feature set; embed Daily Prebuilt; use the REST API server-side to create and manage rooms, or build an entirely custom video chat interface on top of the Daily call object API.
The dashboard lets you instantly create, configure, and test a Daily room URL. Jump to the guide.
Daily Prebuilt makes it possible to embed a working video chat widget into a website or app. Jump to the guide.
The Daily REST API allows you to programmatically manage rooms and room access from your server application. Jump to the guide.
A custom interface is built on top of the Daily call object API, which gives you fine grained control over call primitives like audio and video tracks, so you can build an entirely custom video chat interface. Jump to the guide.
|Daily Prebuilt||Custom interface|
|Ready-to-use video chat interface|
|Customizable video chat interface|
|Direct access to video and audio track data|
|Ability to create custom video and audio tracks|
|Built-in bandwidth management|
|Active speaker and grid layout modes||🔨|
|Network analytics display||🔨|
|Compatible with React Native|
* Our APIs provide all the plumbing and scaffolding to build this experience yourself, but you’ll still need to wire up our client library methods in conjunction with your own UI code.
We wrote these guides to (hopefully!) help you get up and running with Daily fast.
- Customizing the in-call UI
- Controlling who joins a meeting
- HIPAA compliance for healthcare
- Setting up calls
- Help material: templates for your own customer guides
- A short introduction to the architecture of a video call