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  • By Lizzie Siegle
    Build a Video App with JavaScript and the Twilio CLI in 9 Minutes cover pic

    With many of us now working remote, video chats are so in right now. Here’s how to get up-and-running with a video chat room in nine minutes using Twilio Programmable Video and the Twilio Serverless Toolkit in JavaScript.

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    To build a Twilio Programmable Video application, we will need:

    Save your API Keys somewhere to use them soon and then install the Twilio Serverless Toolkit via the Twilio CLI if you haven't already by running

    twilio plugins:install @t …
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  • By Kelley Robinson
    Secure your video conference with one-time passcodes How to protect your video conference with one-time passcodes

    As we dutifully practice social distancing, live video conferencing is increasingly popular. From company meetings to yoga classes and magic shows, traditional in person events are going virtual. But while technology connects us, it also comes with privacy and security risks.

    This post will show you how to add one-time passcode authentication on top of your Twilio Video application to ensure that only registered users are able to access the conference.

    While passwords may help protect against war dialing, they don't guarantee that the people joining the video conference should be allowed to participate. A lot of people are still widely sharing Zoom meeting IDs and passwords.

    One-time passcode authentication is useful for gating:

    • Paid content like workout classes, political fundraisers, or live dating shows.
    • Sensitive content with an access control list (ACL)

    This tutorial will walk you through adding Twilio Verify SMS verification to …

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  • By Miguel Grinberg
    Build a Video Chat Application with Python, JavaScript and Twilio Programmable Video Build a Video Chat Application with Python, JavaScript and Twilio Programmable Video

    The efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19 around the world have forced a large number of people to work from home and this has naturally created a surge in interest for communication and collaboration tools.

    In this article we are going to look at a video conferencing solution, but instead of turning to a third-party system we are going to take the do-it-yourself approach and build our own. Our system is going to run on modern desktop and mobile web browsers, so participants will not need to download or install any software on their computers. The server-side portion of the project is going to use Python and the Flask framework, and the client-side is going to be built in vanilla JavaScript, with some HTML and CSS sprinkled in the mix for good measure.

    If you are worried that this is going to be a long, difficult and obscure tutorial …

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  • By Phil Nash
    How to add an overlay to your web video chat How to add an overlay to your web video chat

    When building a video chat, Twilio Video provides you with the SDKs and APIs to build video apps that connect your users. However, it is un-opinionated about your interface. With a bit of CSS, we can create effects to make your video chat stand out.

    In this post we'll see how to overlay items like a logo or a user's name over a video. Over the course of the post, we'll turn a plain video into something that looks like this:

    An animation of me on video in my webcam, above me my name appears and to the bottom right a watermark saying "Powered by Twilio" shows.

    Getting started

    To create these effects we won't build an entire video chat. Instead, we'll take the Twilio Video library and use it to get the camera and put it on the page as if it was a video chat – then style that video.

    Create three new files in the same directory to write this application in: index.html, script.js and style.css. Open index.html and fill in …

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  • By Luis Lopez
    Announcing increased flexibility and control with Twilio Video Recordings Announcing increased flexibility and control with Twilio Video Recordings

    In these unprecedented times, having face to face communications over video can bring people together. While real-time communications provide immediate connections, there are times when you may want to revisit the conversation or catch up on a meeting you missed. When it comes to recordings, Twilio Video provides flexibility and control to developers and businesses.

    Today, we are excited to announce a major update for Video Recordings with the general availability of four features:

    • Video Compositions API: provides developers the flexibility to compose the media files of a Room recording into a high-quality, custom layout that matches their specific use case.
    • Composition Hooks API: allows developers to streamline the recording workflow and ensure the right Recording Composition is created for every Room
    • Public Key Encryption for Recordings & Compositions: for enhanced security, we are offering Enterprise edition customers the ability to encrypt recordings and compositions with a …
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  • By Aaron Alaniz
    Erstellen einer eigenen Video-Kollaborations-App Überschrift im Bild Erstellen einer eigenen Video-Kollaborations-App

    Erstellen Sie Ihre eigene Video-Kollaborations-App in unter fünf Minuten

    Wir freuen uns, heute bekannt zu geben, dass wir drei Anwendungen für die Video-Kollaboration zur Verfügung stellen, eine für iOS, eine für Android und eine für ReactJS für das Web. Unabhängig davon, ob Sie eine Lösung für das Gesundheitswesen, das Bildungswesen oder eine allgemeine Video-Kollaborationslösung entwickeln, können diese Anwendungen die Entwicklung beschleunigen, indem sie Ihnen eine voll funktionsfähige Videoanwendung zur Verfügung stellen, die in wenigen Minuten in der Cloud bereitgestellt werden kann. Darüber hinaus bieten sie eine kanonische Referenz für Entwickler, die ihre Kommunikationslösungen entwickeln, indem sie die programmierbaren Videofunktionen vorstellen. Diese Anwendungen sind heute auf Github unter der Apache 2.0-Lizenz verfügbar:

    Wir bei Twilio bemühen uns um den Aufbau einer zuverlässigen, erweiterbaren Plattform, damit unsere Kunden in ihren Anwendungen qualitativ hochwertige Kommunikationserlebnisse aufbauen können. Unsere Video-SDKs stellen die API-Bausteine für Mobil- …

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  • By Aaron Alaniz
    Implementa tu Propia Aplicación de Vídeo Conferencia en Menos de Cinco Minutos programmable-video-translate-conference

    Nos complace anunciar que hemos creado tres aplicaciones de vídeo conferencia en código abierto, una para iOS, otra para Android y una tercera en ReactJS para Web. Sea porque estás construyendo una solución de colaboración para salud, educación o en vídeo en general, estas aplicaciones pueden acelerar el desarrollo al proporcionar una base funcional implementada en la nube en minutos. Además, pueden actuar de referencia para todo desarrollador que quiera mostrar las posibilidades que tiene el video programable. Las aplicaciones están disponibles en Github bajo licencia Apache 2.0:

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  • By Aaron Alaniz
    Deploy your own video collaboration app in five minutes or less Deploy your own video collaboration app in 5 minutes or less

    Today we are excited to announce that we are open sourcing three video collaboration applications, one for iOS, one for Android, and a ReactJS one for the Web. Whether you are building a healthcare, education, or general video collaboration solution, these apps can accelerate development by providing you with a fully functioning video app that can be deployed to the cloud in minutes. In addition, they provide a canonical reference for developers building out their communication solutions by showcasing the Programmable Video capabilities. These applications are available today on Github under the Apache 2.0 license:

    At Twilio we strive to build a reliable, extensible platform so that our customers can build high quality communication experiences in their applications. Our Video SDKs provide the API building blocks for mobile and web developers to create custom communications experiences in their apps. We believe …

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  • By Aymen Naim
    Announcing Programmable Video Javascript SDK 2.0 Announcing Programmable Video JS SDK 2.0


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    We are proud to announce Programmable Video Javascript SDK 2.0 is generally available!

    With this new release, we introduce features to uplevel the quality of your Video applications which include, Track Priority and Network Bandwidth Profile API, Region selection, and Reconnection State & Events.

    Programmable Video JS SDK 2.0 gives you the building blocks and tools needed to build web based multi-party Video Chat applications. The SDK hides the inherent complexities of Voice, Video, and data communications, which comprise signalling, media exchange, and network traversal to let you focus on providing the user experience your customers will love.

    Just like the 1.x version, Programmable Video JS SDK 2.0 is based on WebRTC and is supported on the most popular desktop and mobile browsers including Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Chrome Edge. Video JS SDK 2.0 supports the same features in 1.x including Dominant Speaker detection, Network quality …

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  • By Aymen Naim
    Announcing Twilio Voice & Video Javascript SDKs Support for Microsoft Edge Browser Announcing Twilio Voice & Video Javascript SDKs Support for Microsoft  Edge Browser


    We are excited to announce Twilio Voice & Video Javascript SDKs now support Microsoft’s new Chromium based Edge Browser aka Edgium. Now, your application can run on Microsoft’s latest incarnation of its Edge browser without you changing any of your existing Twilio Voice or Video[1] Javascript SDK code.

    The new Microsoft Edge is built on the Chromium open source project which also powers Google’s Chrome browser. With Microsoft adopting Chromium, developers will benefit from spending less time on interoperability because of seamless webrtc integration with other popular browsers including, Chrome, Firefox, and Safari, and has reduced the potential for security related issues.

    We put the browser through hundreds of automated tests and verified all our internal apps work as expected. Furthermore, Microsoft Edge performed just as well as Google’s Chrome browser, using a similar amount of RAM and CPU.

    At Twilio, our priority is to support the most popular …

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