Cordova Plugin to add WebRTC Audio and Video

Over thcordova_bote past weeks I have been working on an open sourced, community driven, Cordova Plugin for OpenTok SDK that will give you the ability to add webrtc live audio/video chat to your Android and iOS applications. In this blog post I hope to let the OpenTok community know that this project is available and if you are a web developer with limited Android or iOS experience, you can now build OpenTok mobile apps with ease using the technology you are familiar with.

Jump right into your own project or watch a demo of the Cordova plugin in action! Since this project is open source, please file issues/concerns on the GitHub issue tracker and feel free to send pull requests!

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TokBox OpenSSL Heartbleed Disclosure

A major vulnerability was uncovered yesterday which affects a majority of web service providers. The exploit is related to OpenSSL’s heartbeat extension which could enable a malicious attacker to access private keys. The bug has been present in OpenSSL since December 2011, and was brought to light yesterday. You can find more information about the exploit termed “Heartbleed” (CVE-2014-0160) here.

Our operations team reacted immediately to this and has taken the necessary steps to secure our infrastructure, ensuring the appropriate secure versions of OpenSSL are in place.

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OpenTok Plugin for Internet Explorer

OpenTok Plugin for Internet Explorer

Here at TokBox, we’re committed to making your everyday communication easier. We connect people in different parts of the world and tear down physical boundaries by providing real-time face-to-face communication in any browser or mobile app.
Underneath it all is WebRTC.

Unfortunately, the realities of aligning large companies (Google & Microsoft) sometimes stands in the way of progressing a forward-facing standard (WebRTC). We know the web has a large percentage of users who use Internet Explorer as their main desktop browser. As of today, Internet Explorer doesn’t support WebRTC natively. These users may be unable to upgrade to Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox due to strict policies implemented at their workplaces, not knowing how to change the default browser on their home machines, or not being willing to switch out of their comfort zone.

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Introducing our new codec: AF14


While WebRTC has been innovating at an impressively rapid rate, the users of the web and mobile apps have been delighted with lots of new experiences. We’ve started connecting to people across different timezones, countries, and even continents in real time, on just about every sort of device. But when we ask developers, the people who dream up the next wave of crazy ideas, what they need in order to keep delighting their users we hear a few things over and over.

One of the most requested features of the platform that developers are patiently waiting for is WebRTC broadcasts at scale. The technical challenge is about getting the right stream (with the right bitrate, and the right encoding) out to all the different types of people who are watching, with their vastly different networks and bandwidth capabilities.

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OpenTok Android SDK 2.0 Beta 2 is released we are releasing the OpenTok Android SDK 2.0 Beta 2 that includes:

  • A new Video Driver API for access and customization of video streams.
  • Support for subclassing: you can now extend classes defined in the SDK, including the Session, SubscriberKit, and PublisherKit classes.
  • Signaling API: you can now send and receive signals to and from other clients connected to a session.
  • Support for audio output over external speakers and headphones.
  • Video orientation on the publisher.
  • Support for TURN over TCP. This improves connectivity in restricted network environments. For more information see here.

Download our Android SDK >

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