Getting started with Web Components building a Video Chat widget

Component based UI libraries are a popular way of building modern applications. Angular and React are the heavyweights at the moment, but the humble browser and its native APIs are never far behind. Web Components were first introduced in 2011 and are the browsers’ attempt to bring componentisation to the web platform. There are a few libraries available for writing Web Components, most notably Google’s Polymer, but also X-Tag and Bosonic. To… Read More

How to use a WebRTC PeerConnection in a Twilio Video Conversation

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Twilio Video simplifies building multi-person video chat applications and minimizes complicated WebRTC boilerplate. However having access to the underlying WebRTC objects can be advantageous and is sometimes necessary. The RTCPeerConnection is the main object behind a Twilio Video conversation, which you can access and use in just a couple of lines of code. Setting up a Twilio Video application If you already have a Twilio Video application built,… Read More

Getting Started with the Twilio Video JavaScript SDK

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Twilio Video simplifies building multi-person video chat applications and minimizes complicated WebRTC boilerplate. The Twilio docs have a thorough quickstart which will assist you in creating a production ready Video application, but we are going to build a more bare bones JavaScript application to get up and running as quickly as possible. If you just want the code, you can grab it at this repository. Before running this code you’ll… Read More

Building Video Applications on Android

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Context is everything, and there’s nothing more annoying than using a mobile application and then being told you need to switch to a different app to communicate with other users or technical support. In my last blog post I showed you how to add IP communications into an existing application using the Twilio IP Messaging SDK for Android. Twilio also offers a Video SDK which can be used to… Read More

Chrome vs FireFox: WebRTC Stats API with Twilio Video

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The WebRTC statistics spec details an API that gives developers access to a ton of statistical information about a WebRTC peer connection. It is currently evolving and is partially implemented in Chrome and FireFox. Neither browser has their stats API implementation up the to full spec yet and they both vary in execution. Code you write for one browser will almost certainly not work in the other browser…. Read More

iOS and Web Browser Video Calls with Python and Swift

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Twilio Video makes it easy for you connect the people you care about via video on the devices they already own by coding with the programming language you already know. In this post, we’ll use the JavaScript and iOS SDKs to do the heavy lifting so that you can quickly add video to your applications. Follow along and you’ll be up and running with video calls between web browsers… Read More

Building Video Chat with IBM Watson, Twilio Video, and WebRTC

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In Houston,TX patients drive from all over the state to receive treatment at a leading cancer clinic. Some patients commuted six hours each way. Last year, that cancer clinic completely eliminated their patients’ commute, letting patients communicate with doctors from the comfort of their own home via video chat. IBM Developer Advocate, Jeff Sloyer, shared the story of the Texas Clinic at last year’s Kranky Geek… Read More

Twilio Video at SIGNAL: Pricing to Support Video in Every Application

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Today at SIGNAL, we made the beta of Twilio Video available to all attendees, and announced a fundamentally different pricing model for Video. It is designed to put video in every single app. Twilio Video costs two orders of magnitude less than the per-user and per-minute pricing models prevalent in the industry. Since we announced video a few weeks ago, we’ve had over a thousand developers… Read More