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  • By Rob Brazier
    Announcing Programmable Video DataTracks API Programmable Video DataTracks API
    • Share and synchronize real-time data among Room Participants.
    • Build shared whiteboarding, collaboration features, and augmented reality apps.
    • Available in Programmable Video’s Peer-to-Peer and Group Rooms today.
    • Media Sync API to synchronize messages with real-time audio and video streams—coming soon.
    • Join us at Kranky Geek on October 27 for a live demo. 

    If you’ve built an app with our Programmable Video SDKs, you are familiar with the concept of Tracks. Tracks represent an individual stream of audio from a microphone or video from a camera, shared by a Participant in one of your Programmable Video Rooms.

    Today we’ve added another API that should help you make your Programmable Video apps just a bit richer. DataTracks—a simple API for publishing real-time data among Room Participants lets you build shared whiteboarding, collaboration features, augmented reality apps, and more. And coming soon, the Media Sync API will let you synchronize these messages with …

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  • By Rob Brazier
    Programmable Video Adds Support for Safari 11, Improves Performance w/ H.264 Codec, and More Twilio Bug Logo

    Today, we’re proud to announce a host of new Programmable Video features that will help you reach more users with an even better live video experience.

    Read on for more information.

    Using Programmable Video in Safari 11

    Apple’s latest …

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  • By Rob Brazier
    Announcing Programmable Video Group Rooms: More Participants, Video Recording, and Pricing for Scale Twilio Bug Logo

    We’re excited to announce that Programmable Video Group Rooms are now available in Public Beta, enabling video and audio recording and increasing the number of users that can participate in a Room to 50.

    Get started with Group Rooms and Recording

    Setting up your first recorded Group Room is simple:

    • Download and setup one of our Android, iOS (Swift, ObjC), or JavaScript quickstart apps from GitHub if you don’t have a Programmable Video app already.
    • Login to the Default Room Settings page in the Console, enable Recording, and set a webhook URL for your server to receive Room and recording notifications.
    • Connect to a Room–you’ll receive webhook notifications that Recording has activated and completed as you connect and disconnect from the Room.

    Read the docs to get started.

    So how does it work?

    The Programmable Video Rooms API makes it simple to embed real-time, multi-party voice …

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  • By Rob Brazier
    Programmable Video now Generally Available, new REST API and more video_p2p_ga_header
    We’re excited to announce the general availability of release 1.0.0 of our Programmable Video SDKs for Android, iOS, and JavaScript. Along with the 1.0.0 SDK release comes a shiny new REST API, a simplified approach to Room configuration, Room access control, and an improved Console interface for historical Room logs.

    Want to know how to get started with Video? Dive into our sample applications for Android, iOS (Swift, Objective-C), and JavaScript.

    Dropping the Beta” identifier

    You’ve built thousands of apps with Programmable Video. If …
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  • By Rob Brazier
    What’s New in Programmable Video: Rooms API, Better iOS Integration, Improved Rendering, and more Twilio Bug Logo

    2017 started with a bang: The Video team has pushed out a myriad of improvements to our Programmable Video SDKs. If you’ve been thinking about adding a video feature to your web or mobile application or wondering where to start with WebRTC development, jump in now with our Video SDKs. Here’s what’s new.

    Rooms API

    If you’ve used just a handful of real-time video apps, you’ve probably noticed that each of them implements video calling a little bit differently.

     

    • Social media apps add video as a feat …
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  • By Rob Brazier
    Announcing the Public Beta Release 1.4 of our Twilio Client JavaScript SDK Twilio Bug Logo

    Today we’re proud to announce the Public Beta of release 1.4 of our Twilio Client JavaScript SDK. This release adds a host of new APIs and features designed to improve browser-based voice calling in the real world of flaky networks, troublesome audio hardware, and demanding security requirements.

    Read on for a deeper look at these improvements, or get started with the release by checking out the updated APIs here.

    Control Audio Output and Input

    If you’re building a call center application supporting thousands of customer service agents around the globe, your users will need to use something better than a pair of earbuds when handling their calls. Twilio Client JavaScript 1.4 gives you more …

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  • By Rob Brazier
    Welcome Kurento WebRTC team to Twilio Kurento WebRTC team joins Twilio

    The Twilio family is growing: The team behind Kurento Media Server is joining Twilio.

    Based in Madrid, Spain, the Kurento team has quickly made their project the reference media server stack for WebRTC media processing on the Internet. Racking up over 20,000 downloads over the past twelve months and spawning more than 200 projects on GitHub, Kurento’s modular architecture and developer ethos make a perfect fit to join Twilio.

    In 2015, we introduced Programmable Video, which makes it easy for you to embed real-time video communications in your web and mobile apps. We focused on delivering an elegant developer experience that fills in the back-end operational challenges of any WebRTC implementation. Today, Programmable Video provides everything else you need for peer-to-peer video calls, including registration, signaling, and NAT traversal. The Kurento team joins us to extend that expertise with deep technical experience in large group calls, transcoding, recording, …

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  • By Rob Brazier
    (Beta) Programmable Voice SDK for iOS, with support for VoIP Services Push Notifications Programmable Voice iOS SDK

    iOS 10, released this week, makes it even easier to integrate great VoIP experiences with your iOS applications. Today we’re proud to launch the Public Beta of the new Programmable Voice SDK for iOS. This SDK is designed as the next version of the currently available Twilio Client SDK v1.2.11 for iOS. You’ll notice a few changes such as out-of-the-box support for Apple’s VoIP Services Push Notifications (powered by Twilio’s Notify infrastructure).  

    To start building the Programmable Voice SDK for iOS, check out the quickstart.

    Reaching your users

    Any mobile app that allows a user to receive an incoming call has to make sure it can reliably deliver a call notification to the user in question. A good solution to this problem will reach the user every time, no matter whether the application is in the foreground, background, or not running at all. It will also handle any changes …

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