Why do I have to download an app?
Because we wanted to provide a truly interactive, virtual experience. Most websites that attempt this end up placing a huge amount of resource consumption (mostly memory) on the browser, turning the browsing experience into a poor one.
On top of this, websites often do not have advanced features and very few of them can implement a basic necessity for communication, such as microphone audio between users.
Most of the websites that attempt this do not even combine users into a single session, so when you use them, you are alone in that space with videos and links. We do not want this for our community.
Do I need to pay in order to find it useful?
No, we wanted for everyone to be able to get value out Wayports without requiring a paid plan. It is free to download and use, so you can come out and socialize, find a spot to work from and plan your next moves.
A paid plan is where you would find more features, but it is not necessary to make your first impact on the platform.
Can I run Wayports in the background?
Yes! This is what we do and the way in which we intend this to work.
Wayports is like your email application. You can leave it running, focus on a different task using different software, and go back to it when you need it.
Since you can still hear sounds, and make yourself available or not, this offers a great mix between synchronous and asynchronous work tasks.