OpenTok version 2.13: What’s new and how you can use it

opentok v2.13 new features

We recently released the latest version of our Client SDKs, v2.13.0 and I wanted to share some of the great new features that have gone out with this release.

Custom Media Streaming

With v2.13.0 of opentok.js we have added the ability to pass a custom audioSource and videoSource when you create a Publisher. The custom audio and video source are MediaStreamTrack objects. This enables quite a few different use cases that our customers have been asking for.

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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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Accelerate App Development with Fast Tracks

When you sign up for a new platform, we know it can sometimes be overwhelming. It can be a challenge to know what information to seek out and simply how to quickly get started building your first project to become successful with the platform. At TokBox, we’ve received positive feedback on our developer documentation and resources, and we wanted to further streamline the development process with our platform to accelerate the path to production.

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How Calgary Scientific Drives Real-Time Collaboration with the Windows SDK

Opentok windows SDK for webrtc

As part of our 2.12 client release, we were delighted to graduate our OpenTok Windows Client SDK out of beta and make it generally available. In addition to being a standard client endpoint for the OpenTok platform, the Windows SDK makes it easier to go beyond regular video chat and create whole new level of collaboration experiences. 

Creativity & magic

The creativity of developers never ceases to amaze me and when you provide developers with powerful tools like our Windows Client SDK, magical things happen. A few weeks ago, I was fortunate to speak to the team at Calgary Scientific. Calgary has two major divisions: one in health care called ResolutionMD, and another focusing on cloud collaboration and mobility called PureWeb. Specifically, I spoke to them about their innovative collaboration plugin for the Rhino3D CAD tool, called PureWeb Cast, which has launched in beta today.

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Building with WebRTC: 6 design features for a successful video call

Building and design for video call apps with WebRTC

Over 10 years of TokBox, we’ve seen first hand that not all video communication experiences are created equal. Ever wanted to throw your computer out the window after a clunky and frustrating attempt at a video call on whichever app was chosen by your employer/family/friends?

We’ve been there too, and we feel your pain. So we’ve been working tirelessly at TokBox to create a flexible platform which will allow you to build the optimal video experience for your use case.

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Build a live video app with ARKit and OpenTok

Build Live video spp with ARKit

If you have an iPhone, chances are that you have already upgraded to the latest version of iOS. In its 11th version, Apple has introduced many new things. As usual, some of them are related to the new hardware, others improve and polish the well-known iOS formula. But there is one thing that is completely new and will bring a new type of applications that never existed before at this scale. We are talking about Augmented Reality (or AR) applications, and the Apple SDK ARKit.

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How to add a video chat embed to your Wix website

Add video chat embeds to your Wix Website

Recently, TokBox introduced Video Chat Embeds enabling you to add real-time communication to your website with just a few lines of code. Video embeds can be easily integrated into websites built on any of the following platforms:

  • Wix
  • Squarespace
  • Zoho Sites
  • Weebly (Business and above)
  • WordPress hosted account (paid)
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Build WebRTC desktop apps with OpenTok and Electron

Electron and OpenTok WebRTC

TokBox is pleased to announce that with the release of OpenTok.js v2.12, OpenTok now officially supports Electron, allowing developers to build hybrid desktop applications which combine native APIs and web development to create native-like applications.

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Unlocking The Full Potential of Live Video with Safari 11

Safari 11 now available for OpenTok platform

Apple has started rolling out iOS 11 and macOS 10.13, and with these releases, developers can now start to build production ready applications for Safari on the OpenTok platform, as we announced in our last post in mid-September.

With support for Safari, we’re able to further the benefits of the OpenTok platform, focused on scale, reliability and quality, empowering developers drive creativity through communications.

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Introducing our brand new Developer Evangelist!

Manik Sachdeva TokBox Developer Evangelist

Hey everyone, my name is Manik and I’m happy to say I’ve recently joined TokBox as the Developer Evangelist.

I’m extremely excited to be a part of a company that’s creating an ecosystem for real-time communication. OpenTok allows users to take full control of implementing video and audio chat, as well as messaging, into their Web, iOS, Android, and Windows products. It’s awesome to see how developers all over the world are using the API and I’m looking forward to seeing many more creative ideas in the future.

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