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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Firefox Hello: Mozilla enhances OpenTok-powered video chat service

mozilla beta logoMozilla has today released some additional capabilities into the WebRTC communications feature beta it first released a couple months ago and unveiled its name for the first time – Firefox Hello. As always, we’re delighted that OpenTok is the platform of choice for companies building innovative services such as this that are able to scale up to hundreds of thousands of users.

New features of Firefox Hello being released in Firefox Beta today include:

  • New Call Options: One of the key benefits of Firefox Hello is that you don’t need an account to make a call. However, if there are people that you connect with regularly, you can all sign up for a Firefox Account. That enables you to initiate calls directly from your contact list without needing to share a callback link first.
  • Contacts integration: Contacts management has been added for the first time, with functionality for manual input or importing through a Google account. This will make it far easier to call these contacts from within Firefox.

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As Mozilla rolls out Firefox Beta to users over the next few weeks, they will be able to connect with anyone using a WebRTC-enabled browser (such as Firefox, Chrome or Opera) with no need to download software or plugins. These are just a few of the improvements that have been made since the last release.

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Introducing OpenTok Starter Kits

Starter kits

At TokBox we are focused on making life easier for developers and accelerating their development time. We understand that our partners build very complex solutions, and they need our communication expertise and toolkits. Today we are excited to introduce Starter Kits for the OpenTok platform. These include sample code and design and development best practices for implementing the OpenTok platform’s server and client components. Now you can give your development a jump start, but still have the flexibility you need to to customize your implementation however you want.

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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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OpenTok Android SDK 2.3.0 is released!

AndroidToday we are excited to announce the release of the OpenTok Android SDK 2.3.0 that include:

  • Voice: Audio Levels API and Voice UI
  • Audio Driver API
  • IQC: Video recovery
  • IQC: Audio-only fallback redesign
  • IQC: Connection Quality API
  • Video quality improvement under poor network conditions

You can learn more about our Android SDK here. These updates will be available to developers starting today.

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