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How to Build A Video Conferencing Zoom Clone App

How to Build A Video Conferencing Zoom Clone App

How to build a video conferencing app like Zoom with Flutter and WebRTC? This tutorial covers everything you need to know to create a functional Zoom clone with ZEGOCLOUD SDK, from setting up your development environment to adding features like audio and video chat.

Is It Possible to Create a Successful Video Conferencing App Like Zoom?

The video conferencing market is growing rapidly, and there is a lot of potential for new and innovative apps. However, it is also a competitive market, and it will be difficult to create a successful app that can compete with Zoom.

Here are some factors that will be important for the success of a new video conferencing app:

  • Features: An indispensable aspect of the app is a comprehensive suite of features, encompassing superior video and audio quality, seamless screen sharing, and collaborative tools to enhance user experience.
  • User-Friendly Interface: Ensuring ease of use is paramount, with an intuitive interface that caters to both users and administrators, promoting hassle-free interactions and efficient management.
  • Robust Security Measures: A strong focus on security is imperative, encompassing cutting-edge features such as end-to-end encryption, safeguarding sensitive data, and ensuring confidential communication.

If you can create an app that has all of these factors, then you will be well on your way to creating a successful video conferencing app.

Here are some additional tips for creating a successful video conferencing app:

  • Focus on a specific niche: There are many different types of video conferencing apps, so it is important to focus on a specific niche. This will help you to target your marketing efforts and create an app that is tailored to the needs of your target audience.
  • Keep up with the latest trends: The video conferencing market is constantly evolving, so it is important to keep up with the latest trends. This means using the latest technology and features and offering a user experience that is up-to-date.
  • Get feedback from users: It is important to get feedback from users throughout the development process. This feedback will help you to identify areas where the app can be improved, and it will help you to create an app that users love.

How Do You Make a Zoom Clone with ZEGOCLOUD SDK?

Creating a Zoom clone may seem daunting, but with the right tools, it becomes achievable. ZEGOCLOUD live video call SDK offers a comprehensive solution, enabling developers to build their own video conferencing app effortlessly. What’s more, it also provides low-code UIKits to allow you to build a Zoom clone in 10 minutes.

Packed with essential features like real-time communication, screen sharing, and customizable options, it provides a solid foundation for crafting a successful Zoom-like application. Unleash your creativity and reimagine virtual communication with ZEGOCLOUD’s powerful toolkit.


  • A ZEGOCLOUD developer account – Sign up
  • A computer with internet and multimedia support
  • Create a project in the admin console to get app credentials
  • Have Flutter installed
  • An iOS or Android device/emulator

If you have met the requirements above, you can follow these steps to create your Flutter video conference application:

Integrate the SDK

Incorporate ZEGOCLOUD’s Video Conference Kit seamlessly into your Flutter app by following these simple integration steps:

**Include ZegoUIKitPrebuiltVideoConference as a dependency

To add the dependency to your project, navigate to the root directory and execute the code be. This step ensures that the necessary files and libraries are properly installed and accessible for your project’s seamless functionality.

flutter pub add zego_uikit_prebuilt_video_conference

Import the SDK

In your Dart code, import the prebuilt Video Conference Kit SDK to unlock a wide range of functionalities for your application.

import 'package:zego_uikit_prebuilt_video_conference/zego_uikit_prebuilt_video_conference';

Using the ZegoUIKitPrebuiltVideoConference in your project

Retrieve your project’s appID and appSign from the ZEGOCLOUD Admin Console. Then, provide the userID and userName to establish a connection with the Video Conference Kit service. Finally, generate a conferenceID to uniquely identify the video conference you wish to initiate.

class VideoConferencePage extends StatelessWidget {
  final String conferenceID;

  const VideoConferencePage({
    Key? key,
    required this.conferenceID,
  }) : super(key: key);

  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    return SafeArea(

      child: ZegoUIKitPrebuiltVideoConference(
        appID: YourAppID, // Enter the appID obtained from ZEGOCLOUD Admin Console.
        appSign: YourAppSign, // Enter the appSign from ZEGOCLOUD Admin Console.
        userID: 'user_id',
        userName: 'user_name',
        conferenceID: conferenceID,
        config: ZegoUIKitPrebuiltVideoConferenceConfig(),


Configure your project


  1. modify compileSdkVersion section For projects created with Flutter 2.x.x, open the build.gradle file located in your_project/android/app directory. Then, adjust the compileSdkVersion to 33 to ensure compatibility and optimal performance.
  2. Add permissions To complete the necessary configurations, access the AndroidManifest.xml file located in your_project/app/src/main directory. Add the provided code snippet to the file, ensuring all the required settings are in place for seamless functionality.
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.ACCESS_WIFI_STATE" />
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.RECORD_AUDIO" />
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.INTERNET" />
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE" />
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.CAMERA" />
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.BLUETOOTH" />
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.MODIFY_AUDIO_SETTINGS" />
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE" />
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.READ_PHONE_STATE" />
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.WAKE_LOCK" />
  1. Prevent code obfuscation: To prevent obfuscation of SDK public class names, create a file in your project’s your_project > android > app folder with the following content:
-keep class **.zego.** { *; }

To enhance the release version of your project, incorporate the provided configuration code into the corresponding section of your_project/android/app/build.gradle file.

proguardFiles getDefaultProguardFile('proguard-android.txt'), ''


To grant the required app permissions on iOS, follow the steps outlined below:

  1. To make the necessary modifications for iOS integration, locate and open the Podfile located in your_project/ios directory. Add the provided code snippet to the post_install section within the file.
# Start of the permission_handler configuration
target.build_configurations.each do |config|
  config.build_settings['GCC_PREPROCESSOR_DEFINITIONS'] ||= [
# End of the permission_handler configuration
  1. To configure the necessary settings in your iOS project, access the Info.plist file located in your_project/ios/Runner directory.
    <string>We require camera access to connect</string>
    <string>We require microphone access to connect</string>


Crafting a video conferencing Zoom clone app is a challenging yet attainable pursuit. Through careful development, essential feature integration, user-friendly design, robust security measures, and strategic marketing, you can create an impactful and groundbreaking app, transforming the landscape of virtual communication.

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