The Most Innovative Live Video Apps in Europe

Live Video in Europe

Europe has the highest smartphone penetration globally with 84% of the population on mobile. Enabled by internet speeds that race ahead of the world and highly competitive broadband prices, Europe has pioneered many live video communications applications.

From major financial institutions like RBS launching live video for wealth management, to Babylon Health bringing online doctor consultations to the UK, and customer experience innovators Unblu and InfoCert – businesses across Europe are using live video to transform user experiences. With the power to reduce fuel costs and carbon footprint, enhance education, plus improve patients’ lives, the rise of real-time video communications in Europe is a force for social good too.

Here is a closer look at some of the most innovative applications of live video in Europe:

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How To Get the Most out of the New Account Dashboard

In April, we announced updates to our pricing and packaging, which allows TokBox customers to have more flexibility with the ability to add-on features a la carte to their accounts. With this in mind, we’ve been hard at work over the past couple of months to make our entire user experience more flexible and allow users to have more control in configuring their OpenTok projects.

Today, we’re excited to announce that we’ve made several improvements to the Account Dashboard, which provides users with more self-service functionality. These updates will make it faster for users to configure their OpenTok projects and make quick changes, and to gather critical information on the add-ons they have access to.

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

real-time communications industry news wrap august 2018

Welcome back to Real-Talk, where each month we bring you the hottest news, views and developments in the world of live video, WebRTC and real-time communications.

This month’s news was all about group video. WhatsApp rolled out 4 person video chat; Facebook introduced a feature that lets groups watch videos together; and Apple came up against the challenges of building multi-party video announcing delays to group FaceTime. In other developments, the combination of AR and live video is poised to transform communications across industries, and of course some big news of our own!

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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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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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Essential Tools for Designing your Live Video Application

You already know that TokBox makes coding live video easy, but we want to help you with the next step: to choose the best programs and tools for designing a solid UI and UX. The right tools can and will save you time and money.

On the TokBox Design Team, we work to craft the best experiences for all kinds of video apps. After many tests, from the planning stage to the handing over of assets, we have chosen these as our essential tools for designing a live video app.

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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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Enhance Live Streaming and Recording Capabilities with HD

720p HD Recording and live streaming capabilities

Today, we’re excited to bring support for 720p HD to our Recording and Live Streaming features. With this release, our APIs will provide developers an option to record OpenTok and live stream OpenTok sessions in high definition, and as a result create more engaging live video experiences.

Live video sessions on OpenTok already support 720p, but until today, customers could only record and live stream at 480p. With a growing number of education, webinar and media and entertainment customers, demand to support HD resolution for recording and live streaming has been gaining momentum and we are pleased to finally make this available for our customers.

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