The next generation of Virtual Reality

tokbox-inc_markTokBox is happy to announce our first meetup of 2015.  This month we will be hearing from Josh Carpenter, Virtual Reality Researcher at Mozilla, who will be talking about bringing the open web to Virtual Reality.

The Mozilla VR team believes that the attributes that define the web—interoperability, accessibility, low friction publishing, freedom of navigation, etc—are sorely needed in the emerging modern VR platform, and that the creative potential of the combination of web + VR is unprecedented. In this talk, Josh will focus on a how we might build a new generation of real time collaboration experiences, powered by technologies like WebRTC and WebVR.

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OpenTok iOS SDK 2.4 now available with 64-bit support

We’ve recently released a new version of our OpenTok iOS SDK. It includes:

  • 64-bit support — You can now build 64-bit versions of your OpenTok apps to run on the latest Apple devices.  Please note, beginning February 1, 2015 new iOS apps submitted to the App Store must include 64-bit support (more here).
  • Screen sharing support — You can now share your mobile screen as the video source for a publisher. See the code samples.
  • Multiple bug fixes and performance optimizations.

For more information please see the release notes.

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OpenTok Android SDK 2.4 now available

We’ve recently released a new version of our OpenTok Android SDK. It includes:

  • Screen sharing support — You can now share your mobile screen as the video source for a publisher. See the code samples.
  • Hardware acceleration — You can take advantage of the built-in VP8 hardware decoding on the following select devices: Asus K010, Asus K011, and Asus K013. The hardware decoding uses less CPU for video processing, saves battery life, and provides a better app experience. Hardware acceleration is enabled by default in the SDK, no additional development is required.
  • Emulator support — You can now use the Android built-in emulator for development with OpenTok.
  • Multiple bug fixes and performance optimizations.

For more information please see the release notes.

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OpenTok.js 2.4 now available

We’ve recently released a new version of our OpenTok client for web – OpenTok.js 2.4. This release includes:

  • Screen sharing support — You can now share your screen as the video source for a publisher in Chrome and Firefox, for online meetings, presentations and more. See more here.
  • Control of cropping and letter-boxing of videos — You can now specify whether videos will be cropped or letter-boxed when the aspect ratio of the video does not match the aspect ratio of the DOM element.
  • OpenTok Plugin for Internet Explorer improvements:
    • Audio Levels API support in Internet Explorer. This means your customers can benefit from OpenTok’s audio detection capabilities.
    • The installation and update dialog boxes are now responsive, resizing appropriately based on the browser window’s dimensions.
  • Multiple bug fixes and performance optimizations.

For more information please see the release notes.

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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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