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!

TokBox Announces…

TokBox – now a part of the Vonage family. On Wednesday 1st August, Vonage officially announced that they have acquired TokBox.

We’ve listened to lots of customer feedback and have updated Inspector to make it easier and faster to debug OpenTok sessions.

Our fun TokBox Live Video and AR Online Hackathon has $2520 in prizes to win with a special prize for the best combination of Augmented Reality technology, such as ARkit or ARCore, and OpenTok Live Video. Work on your own time and submit online by September 18th – sign up on DevPost here.

Chrome has recently announced it will no longer support inline extensions. This will affect customers using screen sharing. Learn more about these upcoming updates here, and find additional details on our support article.

Top New Content

We held a meetup in our San Francisco office on June 28th focused on AR and Live video, with special guests DAQRI. Find out why DAQRI chose TokBox as their live video platform here.

Real-talk: A round up of all the happenings and developments in the live video world, including customer news, WebRTC updates and info about CPaaS.

Our developer evangelist Manik hosted episode 5 of the Building with OpenTok series. This session was focused on managing video recordings with the OpenTok platform. Watch the replay here.

Have you met our Customer Success team yet? In his first blog post for TokBox, Paul Reeves introduces his team and vision for customer success at TokBox.

A Sneak Peek at What’s Coming Up

Our next Building with OpenTok developer webinar on August 29th will be about Network Performance and Testing – key issues for successful live video deployment across global devices. Save your spot here and get your questions ready for our developer evangelist, Manik.

If you are out attending conferences, then contact us at to connect at the NICE inContact partner conference (Aug 14), Fórum Saúde Digital (Sao Paulo, Aug 22), or TechCrunch Disrupt (San Francisco, Sep 5-7).

TokBox can provide sponsorship and support for early-stage startups (with less than $2.5M in funding) to exhibit at the famous TechCrunch Disrupt Startup Alley events. The next one is Disrupt San Francisco on September 5-7, and then Disrupt Berlin on November 29-30. Please contact if you are interested.