The Zorap website allows visitors to create, customize, and search for Zorap rooms.
Zorap rooms are special web pages where people gather in real-time. The rooms are inherently multipoint; media and presence information is automatically shared from every participant, to every participant.
Communication features include audio, video and text chat. Zorap prioritizes audio and video from the most active participants, allowing â€˜hands-freeâ€™ group participation. Audio and video devices are automatically configured when entering a room. If necessary, the devices can be adjusted or changed without leaving the room.
Participants can play music or videos, or share web content, photographs, slide shows, or Microsoft Office files in real-time.
Shared photos can be JPG, BMP, GIF, or PNG format. Photos are instantly displayed for all participants after they are shared. If more than one photo is shared, Zorap shares a slideshow - allowing the sharer to pause, play, go forward or backward.
Multipoint streaming is used to play MP3, WMA and M4A music formats and WMV, AVI MOV and M4V video formats.
Shared web content includes videos from YouTube, and music and music videos from iMeem. Additional sources of web content - including web-based photos and movie trailers will be added in the near future.
Room owners can moderate their rooms - controlling content, sharing privileges, or ejecting users if needed.
Rooms can be public or private. Public rooms are listed in the directory on the site’s home page. Rooms can also be password protected for an additional level of security.
Participants do not need a Zorap account - pages can be accessed directly by URL. Visitors can browse directly to a room and set their username by using the ‘Introduce Yourself’ link. This allows the freedom to add Zorap links to blogs, websites and social networks.