Build a Video Call App with Astro

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This article provides a step-by-step guide on how to build a video call app using Astro, a popular web development framework. The author uses the agora-react-uikit package, which is a React wrapper for Agora UI Kit, to create the video call functionality. Tailwind CSS is used for minor styling of the application. To get started, users need to sign up for an Agora account and retrieve their App ID from the dashboard. They then initialize an Astro project by adding Tailwind CSS, React, and the agora-react-uikit package. The structure of the project is outlined, with key components including Call.tsx, Layout.astro, index.astro, and [channelName].astro. The author explains how to create a form using Astro's server-side renderer (SSR) and retrieve form data for redirection to the call page. The call page displays the channel name and integrates with the Agora UI Kit to enable video calls. A client directive is used to ensure interactive rendering of the React component on the client side. Finally, the author summarizes the key steps involved in building a video call app using Astro, including creating an Astro project, installing necessary packages, setting up the form and redirects, and integrating with the Agora UI Kit for video calling functionality. The code for this project can be found on GitHub, and more information about Agora video calling is available on their website.


Date published
Aug. 2, 2023

Tadas Petra

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