In 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.
- 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.
Today, we are excited to announce that version 2.3.0 of the OpenTok iOS SDK is available to our developers.
In addition to support for iOS 8 and Xcode 6, we also want to share details about additional new mobile features which we’ve outlined below.
- Build Voice-optimized experiences: Audio Levels API and UI best practice example. See more.
- Audio Driver API: implement custom Audio I/O in your app.
- Support for the armv7s architecture.
- Support for the iOS Simulator.
- Intelligent Quality Control features:
- Video recovery from audio-only fallback.
- Connection Quality API: a warning callback to notify that audio-only fallback is eminent.
- Audio-only fallback redesign.
Learn more about OpenTok iOS SDK 2.3.0 here.
The 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.