LiveCode Zoom

David Bovill david.bovill at
Sat Jul 4 08:16:44 EDT 2020

I’m thinking it would be nice to support Livecode Ltd a bit at this time of pandemic, and as I’m working full time on creating interesting community building experiences using Zoom and related platforms - I thought the best thing I could do to help would be to apply these to building interest and community around Livecode.
On 3 Jul 2020, 18:57 +0100, Stephen Barncard via use-livecode <use-livecode at>, wrote:
> I'm not sure there's a good reason to integrate Livecode into the Zoom API
> just for the sake of using Livecode to do it. I do like the idea of
> using Zoom for discussions and demonstrations of Livecode technology. All
> anyone needs to do is for the leader to have the lowest level subscription
> to Zoom ($15US) which allows that person to host up to 100 participants. I
> noticed that our last (first?)

Yes - can use my paid for Zoom account and I’ve played with the Zoom API in Livecode though like you point out that’s not so important. So just doing an interesting fun weekly Zoom call would be the starter for one.
> Zoom online meeting with the mother ship
> there weren't that many participants. It also appears that access to their
> API might not be for ordinary mortals (i.e. $$$). What could we add to
> Zoom that they don't already offer?

I think what would be interesting would be to build some data visualisation tools that feedback into the Zoom conversation more interesting visualisations that you are able to get with native Zoom tools. So we create some Livecode app that can chat with each other to share data, and I can pipe a realtime image of a Livecode stack back into the Zoom.  So I imagine a realtime coding experience in which the resulting visualisations would be made available live to Zoom viewers.

I see this as Livecoders showing off what they can do to a non-Livecode audience - that way we can have interesting conversations about subjects of interest that could do with a bit of Livecode software magic to make the discussions more interactive. That way we can extend the audience to non-programmers while having some fun ourselves coding on stuff.

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