Important patch release: Android and iOS SDKs 2.4.1

OpenTok mobile SDKsA few days ago we released version 2.4.1 of our Android and iOS SDKs. This update to our SDKs were prompted by Mozilla’s implementation of a security enhancement which we fully support. However, this enhancement has the unfortunate side effect of making older versions of our mobile SDKs incompatible with Firefox 38 (scheduled to hit production on/around May 12, 2015). Not to worry though, the 2.4.1 SDK fixes this compatibility issue.

What did Mozilla change?

In an effort to bolster security Mozilla updated the encryption scheme for DTLS negotiation of the WebRTC handshake.

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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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Be My Eyes: Connecting blind people with sighted helpers via video

bemyeyes-logoWhile blind people are able to go about their day just like anyone else, simple everyday tasks can often present challenges. Whether it’s identifying the right public transit route for a commute, checking the expiration date of a carton of milk, or grabbing the right ingredients from the pantry for a meal, it may require assistance.

Founder of non-profit organization Be My Eyes, Hans Jørgen Wiberg, spent three years working for the Danish Blind Society consulting people about how to cope with visual impairment. Wiberg, who is visually impaired himself, found one common thread among all of the people he worked with: while the visually impaired often lean on friends and family to help them overcome everyday hurdles, they at times feel guilty asking for assistance. If they just ‘had a pair of eyes’ once or twice a day, they could accomplish a whole lot more on their own, without leaning on those closest to them.

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Announcing end of support for v2.0 OpenTok.js library and v2.1.7 iOS SDK

opentok_logoIn our previous post about packing more punch into the OpenTok platform we talked about a new release cadence and support policy.  In order to improve our users’ experience of the OpenTok platform, we will now provide support for the current and previous versions of the client libraries.

As a quick follow up to this, we’re announcing the first set of client libraries that we will no longer be supporting.

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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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