The best way to describe Tokbox is to say that it is free, simple, embeddable, online video chat that is so easy to use, your non-techie grandparents will be able to use it. Literally, all you need is a webcam and internet. The service also allows users the option to send video messages instead of a live video call.
Tokbox was another company I was able to visit during my latest trip to the Bay Area. Thankfully, they were able to arrange a visit on short notice. Special thanks to Nick and Lauren for being so hospitable and answering any questions I had.
The office space is literally across the street from Pac Bell Park in San Francisco. The floor they occupy is shared with a couple other companies, and they share some of the amenities like the kitchen, lounge, game tables, and the large conference room. The floor is wood, which is always a favorite here at OS. Instead of cubicles or an open-layout, each employee has a corner desk giving a combination of both. Overall, I think the most memorable experience was trying to figure out what was going on in an episode of the insane Japanese show ‘Kure Kure Takora‘ with the company’s CEO.