Cocosoco: Telepresence Chat App

Cocosoco is a simple telepresence tool for communicating information while sharing live webcasts using a smartphone or laptop.

The ability to display pointing icons in the live video feed allows participants to indicate “here,” “there,” and “that” as a means of communication, which is not possible with conventional online videoconferencing tools. By using these demonstratives, users can enjoy a natural conversation as if they were in the same place.

Furthermore, as features unique to a digital tool, it allows users to share a bird’s-eye view of a place by plotting the location of the live video on a map as location data, to engage in conversation while zooming in on distant locations, and to anonymously express a small interest or concern.