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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Putting OpenTok React into practice at Reactathon

OpenTok React hackathon at Github

This past week, my colleague Aaron and I had the opportunity to attend the Reactathon Advanced Conference. The conference featured some great talks, many of which included React Native, GraphQL, and WebAssembly. In addition to the conference, Reactathon also hosted a hackathon, which TokBox supported by sponsoring. It was great seeing the community that loves this great framework come together and share their knowledge.

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GDPR Compliance and our Commitment to Security

TokBox GDPR compliant live video

At TokBox, security is of the utmost importance to us. We’re committed to providing a safe platform which meets all of the security requirements and regulations and therefore ensures reliability for our customers and privacy for their end users.

When the new regulation from the European Union called General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, is officially enforced on May 25th, 2018, we will be ready. In fact, we’ve already been hard at work ensuring we’re compliant and meet all new regulations set forth by the GDPR. This is part of an ongoing effort to keep our platform secure and maintain our transparency about how we use data.

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Putting our heads together for solutions for mental health

Co-authored by Manik Sachdeva, TokBox Developer Evangelist.

When we talk about health, it’s often physical health which is at the forefront of our plans. However, mental health is equally important, but often takes a back seat. It’s perhaps not surprising: mental health is not well understood by the general public. Unfortunately it can come with a big dose of stigma attached as a result.

To top it off, it can be difficult to find a professional to help overcome challenges. Even when you do have access to a qualified clinician, the cost can be prohibitive.

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Zenbag cruises to victory with OpenTok at CruzHacks

One of my favorite parts of being a developer evangelist is getting to meet fellow developers and share their journey to building awesome products. And there’s nowhere better to meet developers than a hackathon!

Recently, I had the opportunity to attend CruzHacks at my alma mater, the University of California Santa Cruz. It was great to be in a position where I could support an amazing event through sponsorship, mentoring, and judging.

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TokBox at Finovate Fall 2016

Finovate__F__Twitter_LogoInnovation in banking has previously focused predominantly on customer convenience.  For all of the efficiency and convenience technologies have brought to banking, banks always need to differentiate themselves with superior service.  And that’s why many leading financial organizations are now turning their attention toward customer experience.  In an age where banking is increasingly done online or through mobile applications, this presents a challenge to many financial service organizations.

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WebRTC on the TV: How content producers are turning the audience into even more content

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Lately, we have been thinking and talking about broadcast in multimedia. By now, you might have seen that TokBox is powering applications that go beyond the contemporary one-to-one and small group settings that are typically associated with the current generation of WebRTC apps, to a much larger scale of hundreds or even thousands of people watching and participating in the conversation. At a glance, this might not sound particularly groundbreaking; video has been distributed to large audiences for years. However, a closer look is necessary: with a shift in the underlying technology, TokBox adds the option of real-time communication to the existing large-audience reach of broadcast video, to enable a whole new class of applications.

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TokBox At FinDEVr: Why You Never Need People In A Branch Again

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As behavior changes and as technology continues to transform the financial services industry, it is no surprise that bank branches are closing. Analysts suggest that the number of bank branches open in the US could be cut by within the next decade.  This is to be expected as more and more of what we do as customers is online.  According to research conducted by Accenture customers engage with their banks an average of 17 times a month, but only two of those interactions involve human contact.

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Lessons learned at Mobile World Congress

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When developing applications, the importance of mobile cannot be underestimated and, at TokBox, we recognize the need to communicate seamlessly between desktop and mobile devices. That’s why we were excited to attend Mobile World Congress last month and demonstrate the power of WebRTC in bringing contextual, embedded communications to a range of uses cases, across multiple devices.

Mobile World Congress this year surpassed a record 100,000 visitors from around the world.  With a range of exhibitors and presentations from industry leaders including Facebook’s Zuckerburg and Cesar Alierta from Telefónica, the event showcased the latest technology and trends in the mobile world, from WebRTC to virtual reality and robotics.

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TokBox at Fluent Conference

fluentWhether you’re developing a new website, building an app for mobile or working out web infrastructure, it’s important to keep up to date with all of the technologies contributing to the evolution of the web.  The O’Reilly Fluent Conference aims to to help you do that.  With a range of speakers across a number of different roles and industries Fluent covers the full scope of the Web Platform and its associated technologies.

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