Enter our AR and Live Video Summer Virtual Hackathon Now!

HackTokBox - Virtual AR Hackathon

We’d like to welcome all WebRTC and TokBox API developers, wherever you are in the world, to our AR and Live Video Summer Virtual Hackathon! How would you like the chance of winning the $600 prize for the top team, and $300 for the runners up? It’s up for grabs for the teams which create the best apps combining Augmented Reality and Live Video. Read on to find out how to get involved.  The app will be developed in your own time, with a week to get setup and then four weeks of coding in teams of 1 to 3 people – with your app submitted online by August 20th.

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Build an AR App with the Frame Metadata API

AR App using Framemeta Data API from OpenTok

If you had to choose one memorable thing about the upcoming iOS 12 when it was unveiled at WWDC’18, it would probably be the inclusion of ARKit 2.0, Apple’s Augmented Reality toolkit for iOS. I bet you still remember that cool demo by the Lego guys playing on the stage.

In fact, ARKit is probably the component which is going to grow the most in the new version of iOS, with many new features, improvements and even a new app to easily perform real-world measurements.

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The News from TokBox | July 2018

The News from TokBox July 2018

We look back at the news from TokBox over the last month. Catch up on new features available for the OpenTok platform, find out where we’re going to be popping up at an event near you and check out the top content from the month.

It’s your monthly live video round up!

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Launching TokBox Customer Success

Launching customer success at TokBox

In the past 5 years, Customer Success as a discipline has grown steadily together with the rise of SaaS and the subscription economy. Forbes.com listed it as a top job of 2017 with year over year growth of 85%. LinkedIn reports it’s a top job in 2018.

This blog will share the launch of the TokBox Customer Success initiative and share our wins and challenges in helping our customers design and launch profitable, customer-pleasing products and services using WebRTC.

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How DAQRI is combining live video and AR to make workforces smarter

DAQRI live video and AR

DAQRI is a leader in providing professional-grade AR solutions, including the use of live video to support remote collaboration. We caught up with the team at DAQRI to find out how they are using TokBox.

DAQRI will be speaking on June 28th at TokBox in San Francisco at a live Meetup on Augmented Reality and Live Video.  Please join us!

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Hacking Health Tech: TokBox at HackHLTH Las Vegas

health tech hackhlth with TokBox

Recently, my colleagues and I were in Las Vegas sponsoring HackHLTH at the inaugural HLTH conference on the future of healthcare  The hackathon was geared towards building health tech solutions that would improve the health industry and create a more robust ecosystem. In little more than 24 hours there were over 80 projects from over 250 participants.

Many of those projects took advantage of the OpenTok platform to include live video in their apps. It’s a testament to the great work of the TokBox engineering team that it’s so quick and easy to get live video up and running. I was proud to see teams build such a variety of solutions in such a short space of time.

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Essential Tools for Designing your Live Video Application

You already know that TokBox makes coding live video easy, but we want to help you with the next step: to choose the best programs and tools for designing a solid UI and UX. The right tools can and will save you time and money.

On the TokBox Design Team, we work to craft the best experiences for all kinds of video apps. After many tests, from the planning stage to the handing over of assets, we have chosen these as our essential tools for designing a live video app.

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Live Video News Roundup

Live video news June 2018

In our monthly post, catch up on all the live video news. Check out the features now available for the OpenTok platform, find out where we’re going to be popping up at an event near you and keep on top of everything that’s happening in the industry. 

It’s your monthly live video news round up!

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Address Global Privacy Requirements with Regional Media Zones

Regional media zones from TokBox

When we undertook our Global Social Video Study last year we were surprised to find that we had users on the OpenTok platform from over 150 countries. There was even an instance of a live video chat involving users from 13 countries at the same time! The OpenTok platform provides global reach but there are times when compliance dictates that media traffic be restricted or geo-fenced to a specific region or country. To support the finer level of control required we are delighted to introduce our latest advanced security feature – Regional Media Zones.

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Making the Telehealth Opportunity Simple for Private Practice

telehealth for private practice with SimplePractice

We’ve written before about the possibilities available via live video to improve access to vital health services. While we see a lot of adoption in large hospital chains, telehealth for private practice presents an important opportunity to increase access to a whole range of health and wellness services.

Existing software providers know that telehealth is coming. More and more are adapting their platforms to react to the demand of their customers: doctors, therapists, dietitians and more.

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