We’re excited to announce the release of the 2.8 OpenTok iOS and Android SDK. We’ve made significant improvements to audio/video quality, worked on bug fixes, as well as quality improvements introduced in the Google WebRTC M49 release. In order to improve the quality of these SDKs further, we’ve also rolled out some important patches, the details of which are below, including support for IPv6 for iOS.
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.
- Archiving integration
- Updated UI
- Bug fixes and improved stability
This update will be available to developers starting today.
Here at TokBox, we’re committed to making your everyday communication easier. We connect people in different parts of the world and tear down physical boundaries by providing real-time face-to-face communication in any browser or mobile app.
Underneath it all is WebRTC.
Unfortunately, the realities of aligning large companies (Google & Microsoft) sometimes stands in the way of progressing a forward-facing standard (WebRTC). We know the web has a large percentage of users who use Internet Explorer as their main desktop browser. As of today, Internet Explorer doesn’t support WebRTC natively. These users may be unable to upgrade to Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox due to strict policies implemented at their workplaces, not knowing how to change the default browser on their home machines, or not being willing to switch out of their comfort zone.
Today we are releasing the OpenTok Android SDK 2.0 Beta 2 that includes:
- A new Video Driver API for access and customization of video streams.
- Support for subclassing: you can now extend classes defined in the SDK, including the Session, SubscriberKit, and PublisherKit classes.
- Signaling API: you can now send and receive signals to and from other clients connected to a session.
- Support for audio output over external speakers and headphones.
- Video orientation on the publisher.
- Support for TURN over TCP. This improves connectivity in restricted network environments. For more information see here.