Hello! Ed from the BD team @ TokBox here. We’re always thinking of great ways to showcase cool partners, so we came up with an idea for a series called PartnerTok. This whole series will be done via our open source chat tool OpenTokRTC and recorded with our archiving stack! For our inaugural episode we are featuring our friends at Cambly. They’re a language marketplace for people who want to learn English or Spanish. We talked to them about where the idea came from, how it got started, their business model as well as their experience launching the app.
Cambly is also one of the partners testing out our new archiving stack – you can hear from them firsthand in the video about how easy it is to implement. In fact, we used the OpenTok API for WebRTC to power the live interview, and our new Archiving & Playback beta to record it.
If you’d like to try the OpenTok platform simply sign up for an account! Want to try our new Archiving & Playback beta? You can request access to sign up for the program here.
This past weekend (September 8-9), TechCrunch held the 2012 Disrupt Hackathon at The Concourse at San Francisco Design Center. It was an amazing event, featuring over 150 projects on Saturday and Sunday.
TokBox was one of 17 sponsors for the Hackathon, where 151 teams spent 24 hours through Saturday and Sunday working on projects with as many APIs as they could. Many prizes were on the line – from iPhone 5s to MacBook Airs to cold hard cash and a chance to present at the Startup Battlefield during the week, everyone was out in full force. TokBox had 5 members building projects and networking with hackers and had a great time. At final count during the presentations, they were 9 teams that built using the OpenTok API (including 2 in-house apps). Some of the cool ones included:
After getting some much-needed rest, there was much fun to be had at the actual Disrupt conference, featuring big names like Kevin Rose, Mark Zuckerberg, Jessica Alba, Michael Arrington and more! Not only did we get enough shirts and shwag to represent a different startup for every day of the month, but we met some really cool partners, featured on the battlefield, and they were: