OpenTok API Now AIR-for-mobile-enabled; New HTML Embed Offers “Drag and Drop” Solution for Integrating Live, Group Video Chat in to Websites
SAN FRANCISCO — April 14, 2011 — Following its successful launch of the OpenTok API in November 2010, today TokBox announced two new product launches – mobile features for the OpenTok API and the first OpenTok Widget, an HTML embed. These two product launches underscore the overall TokBox vision of powering video chat across the web and across devices.
Since the launch of the OpenTok API four months ago, the number of websites and web applications integrating video chat using the API has more than doubled, and now almost 80 websites and web applications are live. TokBox is launching these two new products as a direct result of this success, and in response to demand from both existing and potential partners.
As promised, you can now download and save your sent or received TokBox video messages. Please keep in mind that you will only have access to sent video messages that were recorded before 7/22/10 – any video message sent after that date isn’t available for download.
This feature can be used until April 5th, 2011 @ 11:59 pm PST. After the 5th, you will not have access to your account as the TokBox video chat and video conference service will be closing down.
To get the ball rolling, follow the step-by-step instructions below:
1) Download the VLC Media player. This is the software program that will allow you to watch your video messages once they’ve been downloaded. Please select your operating system from the list below and follow the on-screen instructions to download.
If you’re wondering where TokBox will be next, look no further than the SV Ruby on Rails meet-up and Hackathon in Mountain View this Saturday, March 19th. Spend the rainy day hacking together something awesome – preferably with OpenTok 🙂 All the details you need are below:
When: Saturday, March 19th beginning @ 9:00 a.m.
Where: 2025 Stierlin Ct, Mountain View, CA
To learn more about how you can participate, go to the SV Ruby on Rails meet-up page here.
Startup Riot is all about supporting little startups with big ideas. We thought that as a sponsor we could spread some VC love to those entrepreneurs in attendance. TokBox will be hosting “Speed Date a VC” from our Startup Riot booth powered by our speed-dating partner, WinkVid. Now every entrepreneur attending Startup Riot will have the chance to win a pitch spot.
Speed-dates will occur between 2:00-3:00 p.m. EST on February 16th. Six entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to pitch two top-notch investors for four minutes each:
The TokBox team will be a traveling like crazy over the next few months showing off OpenTok. Before things get too busy, we thought now would be a good time to keep our non-SF based TokBox followers posted about our future whereabouts.
From San Francisco to LA, Philly, Miami and Atlanta, we’ll have the U.S. map covered. Check out our events list (so far) below.
January 26th (Los Angeles, CA) – USC Viterbi School of Engineering Career Expo
January 28th (Philadelphia, PA) – Philly StartUp Weekend
On December 9th our CEO, Ian Small, presented on TokBox’s behalf in GigaOM’s LaunchPad contest at the Net:Work 2010 conference. Not only did Ian take 2nd place in “Audience Choice”, but his well executed song and dance earned 2nd place in the judge’s panel as well. Go team!
We’d like to thank the folks at GigaOM for giving us the opportunity to participate in the event, as well as the judges who so kindly gave us a score of 25/30. We must admit, it was a bit nerve-wracking to watch Ian be judged as if he were a contestant on Dancing with the Stars.
MCKINNEY’S “MEET ME UNDER THE MISTELTOE” TAKES TIME-HONORED HOLIDAY TRADITION INTO DIGITAL AGE
Meetmeunderthemistletoe.com lets visitors rendezvous live via webcam and capture the moment photo-booth style
DURHAM, NC December 8, 2010 – Meetmeunderthemistletoe.com is ad agency McKinney’s holiday gift to the world. Launching today, the Web app allows users to invite friends to come and kiss live under the mistletoe and then capture the moment via virtual photo booth and share the photos on Facebook and Twitter or download as a holiday memento.
OPENTOK NAMED FUTURE IDEAS FINALIST AT GIGAOM’S FUTURE OF WORK CONFERENCE
TokBox to Demo OpenTok, Groundbreaking Group Video Chat Platform
SAN FRANCISCO – December 7, 2010 – TokBox, a leading multi-way Web video communications provider, today announced it has been chosen as a finalist in the LaunchPad portion of GigaOm’s Future of Work conference. Ian Small, TokBox CEO, will showcase how its new OpenTok platform has the power to make workspace tools more collaborative by adding group, face-to-face communication to the experience. GigaOm’s Future of Work conference takes place December 9, 2010 at the Mission Bay Conference Center at UCSF. The LaunchPad session begins at 5:50 p.m.
We’re very excited to announce that the OpenTok platform has been selected as a finalist at GigaOM’s LaunchPad competition at their upcoming Net:Work 2010 conference.
Eight companies will “pitch” the innovative technologies they are developing in the work-collaboration space in the hope of winning one of two awards: an audience choice award (determined by SMS voting) or the judges’ award.
Now you can take advantage of all the features our premium products, Video Meeting and Video Conference, offer by simply upgrading your existing account. You’ll be able to schedule meetings in advance, share presentations and have larger video calls. Best of all you get to try all of these features free for 30 days. Check out which product is right for you by looking at our Features & Pricing page.
If you need help upgrading your account, here is a step-by-step guide on upgrading your Video Chat account to Video Meeting.