How Calgary Scientific Drives Real-Time Collaboration with the Windows SDK

Opentok windows SDK for webrtc

As part of our 2.12 client release, we were delighted to graduate our OpenTok Windows Client SDK out of beta and make it generally available. In addition to being a standard client endpoint for the OpenTok platform, the Windows SDK makes it easier to go beyond regular video chat and create whole new level of collaboration experiences. 

Creativity & magic

The creativity of developers never ceases to amaze me and when you provide developers with powerful tools like our Windows Client SDK, magical things happen. A few weeks ago, I was fortunate to speak to the team at Calgary Scientific. Calgary has two major divisions: one in health care called ResolutionMD, and another focusing on cloud collaboration and mobility called PureWeb. Specifically, I spoke to them about their innovative collaboration plugin for the Rhino3D CAD tool, called PureWeb Cast, which has launched in beta today.

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How to use Android Picture-in-Picture mode with OpenTok

Android Picture in Picture with opentok webrtc video call

Picture this: you are outside in a park and attending a meeting using your Android phone with a cool OpenTok-based application, but suddenly you need to check some information from a different app on your phone. Currently, your only option would be to put the original app in the background, and stop seeing the rest of the people in the meeting while you check that information.

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Building with WebRTC: 6 design features for a successful video call

Building and design for video call apps with WebRTC

Over 10 years of TokBox, we’ve seen first hand that not all video communication experiences are created equal. Ever wanted to throw your computer out the window after a clunky and frustrating attempt at a video call on whichever app was chosen by your employer/family/friends?

We’ve been there too, and we feel your pain. So we’ve been working tirelessly at TokBox to create a flexible platform which will allow you to build the optimal video experience for your use case.

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Build a live video app with ARKit and OpenTok

Build Live video spp with ARKit

If you have an iPhone, chances are that you have already upgraded to the latest version of iOS. In its 11th version, Apple has introduced many new things. As usual, some of them are related to the new hardware, others improve and polish the well-known iOS formula. But there is one thing that is completely new and will bring a new type of applications that never existed before at this scale. We are talking about Augmented Reality (or AR) applications, and the Apple SDK ARKit.

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Top 10 Uses of Live Video in Modern eLearning Platforms

eLearning with Live Video

TokBox has recently published a range of eLearning white papers and short guides on the topics of AI in Education, Tutoring, Proctoring, Virtual Classrooms and Robots. Click links to download.

We are inspired by our many customers who are working in many different ways to enhance eLearning applications with the power of live video, bringing educational opportunities to broad global audiences with richer student experiences. TokBox is very pleased to to invite John Leh to author this guest blog on video use cases for eLearning. John is CEO and Lead Analyst at Talented Learning with decades of experience with learning management systems and eLearning approaches. He is also “fiercely independent” and all opinions expressed in this article are his own. Welcome, John!

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How to add a video chat embed to your Wix website

Add video chat embeds to your Wix Website

Recently, TokBox introduced Video Chat Embeds enabling you to add real-time communication to your website with just a few lines of code. Video embeds can be easily integrated into websites built on any of the following platforms:

  • Wix
  • Squarespace
  • Zoho Sites
  • Weebly (Business and above)
  • WordPress hosted account (paid)
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Cameras, Microphones and the Dawn of AI

Cameras, microphones, AI and smartphones

Some 40,000 years ago, our distant ancestors were recording vivid images of the world they saw around them onto the walls of caves on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi and on the walls of El Castillo cave in northern Spain.

These paintings are believed to be the earliest works of art made by humans and they point to a long history of our need to record and communicate information in a visual manner – and of our ability to process and take meaning from these visual cues. Our brain has evolved to process these cues quickly and efficiently so that we can react and survive.

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Build WebRTC desktop apps with OpenTok and Electron

Electron and OpenTok WebRTC

TokBox is pleased to announce that with the release of OpenTok.js v2.12, OpenTok now officially supports Electron, allowing developers to build hybrid desktop applications which combine native APIs and web development to create native-like applications.

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Unlocking The Full Potential of Live Video with Safari 11

Safari 11 now available for OpenTok platform

Apple has started rolling out iOS 11 and macOS 10.13, and with these releases, developers can now start to build production ready applications for Safari on the OpenTok platform, as we announced in our last post in mid-September.

With support for Safari, we’re able to further the benefits of the OpenTok platform, focused on scale, reliability and quality, empowering developers drive creativity through communications.

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Introducing our brand new Developer Evangelist!

Manik Sachdeva TokBox Developer Evangelist

Hey everyone, my name is Manik and I’m happy to say I’ve recently joined TokBox as the Developer Evangelist.

I’m extremely excited to be a part of a company that’s creating an ecosystem for real-time communication. OpenTok allows users to take full control of implementing video and audio chat, as well as messaging, into their Web, iOS, Android, and Windows products. It’s awesome to see how developers all over the world are using the API and I’m looking forward to seeing many more creative ideas in the future.

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