It tentatively looks like we’ll be done and ready to launch on Thursday, February 16th at 5 PM Pacific… I cannot believe how excited I am!
We’ve gotten a lot done thus far, so I wanted to start showing you some of the features.
WeKiki login relies on Facebook to authenticate its users. That means no one under 13 and no one who is a registered sex offender. If you have a problem with either of these two policies… well, no one will.
There is an ability to “Lurk” which means that you can view the rooms but not interact with anyone. So if you’re feeling shy that day, you can still watch.
What that means effectively is: ANYONE COULD BE WATCHING, even your MOM. So keep it classy, folks. 😛
Once you login, you’ll be taken to see the various parties currently being hosted. The host appears to the left of the party name. So you can pick a good host, or try a new party entirely.
In the future, with the 2nd or 3rd roll out, the pink panel on the left will show what rooms people you’ve “friended” are in. (Friendship goes both ways so this visibility is double opt-in)
If you want to create your own party, you can hit the pink “+” sign above the list. It will take you to a screen that looks like this:
Type in a party name…
And get started. If you anticipate that you will have content inappropriate for children under 18, please put “NSFW” in the title. If you are easily offended or are a minor, please avoid these rooms.
This is what a room that you are hosting will look like (only hopefully it isn’t pea soup green for long!)
Your video feed will have an “x” to allow you to hop off video but not out of the room–but if you leave no one on video, the room will close, so don’t do that yet!
Your profile picture in the lower left corner of your video will lead to your profile page for others, and the video toggle in the lower right corner will temporarily halt your screen (in case you need to burp or something!)
The right hand side has a chat scroll, which, I’m happy to say, is quite responsive. We’ve been impressed with its speed with our basic testing so we’re looking forward to load-bearing tests with you guys!
We also got video to start working. You can see the computer on the left is broadcasting video to the computer on the right. We even blocked the camera to “prove it” lol.
So I hope you’re excited! Don’t forget to sign up here to be notified of launch!