The News from TokBox | August 2018

News from TokBox - monthly live video news roundup

We look back at the last month at TokBox. 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 news round up!

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TokBox – now a part of the Vonage family

TokBox acquired by Vonage

Today I’m pleased to announce that TokBox has been acquired by Vonage, and will become part of Nexmo, the Vonage API Platform.

We’re incredibly excited and believe this is a great development for our video platform and the customers who use it. TokBox and Vonage share a vision of making businesses of all sizes and across all verticals more successful through the creation of engaging communications applications and experiences.

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Enter the TokBox Live Video and AR Online Hackathon Now!

HackTokBox - Virtual AR Hackathon

[UPDATED July 31]  We’d like to welcome all WebRTC and TokBox API developers, wherever you are in the world, to our TokBox Live Video and AR Online Hackathon! How would you like the chance of winning a $600 prize for each of two top teams – plus OpenTok Developer credits and two second place prizes bringing total prize value to $2520. It’s up for grabs for the teams which create the best OpenTok Live Video apps of any kind, with a special prize for combining Augmented Reality and Live Video. Read on to find out how to get involved.  Your app will be developed in your own time during August/September 2018 in teams of 1 to 3 people – with your app submitted online at DevPost by September 18th.

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Update to Chrome Screen Sharing

As you may know, Google recently announced the deprecation of inline installation of Chrome extensions in an effort to improve transparency and security. For end-users, this means that the process for installing screen sharing extensions will change from inline installation to installation from the Chrome Web Store. Below, you’ll find information on the deprecation timeline provided by the Chromium team:

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Real-Talk: A Monthly Spotlight on Live Video and Real-Time Communications

Real-Talk Real-time communications roundup July

Welcome to the first edition of Real-Talk. Each month, we shine the spotlight on the hottest news, views, insights and developments in the world of live video, WebRTC and real-time communications.

In this month’s wrap, Instagram doubles down on video calling; telehealth continues to heat up with a massive cap raise by American Well; shoppable videos arrive on the scene, highlighting the endless possibilities for video; and Juniper Research reveals the enormous potential for Communications Platform as a Service (CPaaS) for enterprise.

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Speed Up OpenTok Session Debugging with Inspector

OpenTok Session Debugging with the Inspector tool

Diving into data on OpenTok sessions can provide developers with the tools they need to understand bugs and make improvements quickly. That’s why we built Inspector – a tool to help developers understand what happened in specific OpenTok sessions. Users can either enter a session ID or use the Session Dashboard to access the information. This includes user data, errors, video and audio quality and events about a session.

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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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