OpenTok Android and iOS SDKs 2.3.1 are released!

Mobile patchWe’ve recently released patches for our mobile SDKs: OpenTok Android SDK 2.3.1 and OpenTok iOS SDK 2.3.1.

OpenTok iOS SDK 2.3.1

This patch release resolves the crash occurring on iOS 6 in 2.3.0 version. Some of our partners are using iOS devices which cannot be updated to iOS 7 or iOS 8.  iOS 6 is now two generations old but we continue to maintain backwards compatibility for the current generation of iOS clients.  Please note we reserve the right to review this policy in the future.  Download it here.

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Allow/Deny Flow Removal

Allow:DenyIn April this year we introduced a Allow/Deny Flow into OpenTok.js. This default UI aimed to lower publisher failure rates caused by end-users not allowing camera and microphone access through Chrome and Firefox dialog boxes. The UI highlighted those dialog boxes to the end user if they hadn’t allowed camera and microphone access after a certain period of time, or to prompt them to re-enable access after disabling it.

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Announcing Voice for the OpenTok Platform

VoiceUIThe OpenTok Platform started out as a real-time video communications platform, built  to take on the changing landscape of digital communications. Throughout the years, one thing has always been clear to us – every customer has their own unique set of needs. Occasionally that means that video isn’t the communications medium to lead with. Sometimes voice is the best option.

Whether on mobile devices or the web, voice-only experiences present their own unique technology and UI challenges.  That’s why the OpenTok platform has a comprehensive voice offering with those use cases in mind.

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Releasing the OpenTok Plugin for Internet Explorer 8-11

opentok plugin for internet explorerToday we’re pleased to announce support for Internet Explorer versions 8 & 9 through our OpenTok Plugin. (The previous version of the plugin supported Internet Explorer 10 & 11.) Now you can leverage the same native WebRTC features enjoyed by Chrome and Firefox users in Internet Explorer versions 8 through 11.

Our release today means that your OpenTok powered applications will automatically start working with Internet Explorer 8 and 9. As always, we’re focused on bringing the best possible real time communications experiences to the endpoints you know and use. This is just one more step forward in our journey towards making the OpenTok platform endpoint agnostic.

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OpenTok Android SDK 2.2 Beta is released we’re excited to release the OpenTok Android SDK 2.2 Beta that includes:

  • API Updates.
  • Archiving integration.
  • Updated UI.
  • Bug fixes and improved stability.

Full details about the changes can be found in the download link below.

Download our Android SDK >

At the same time we have released an updated version of our demo app to the Google Play Store – OpenTokRTC for Android. It now offers support for multi-party calling and includes examples of messaging best practice. You can access its source code on GitHub, and it’s available for download now.

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