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Igor Khomenko

QuickBlox releases WebRTC group video calling for Web along with Javascript SDK 2.0

Posted by Igor Khomenko on January 6, 2016

Thanks everybody for your interest in the QuickBlox Video Chat SDK.

We’re happy to announce our next generation of Javascript SDK with WebRTC group video calling!

Now you can connect multiple users in a video chat in your Web applications.

web_video_sample1

 

The video service offered via the QuickBlox SDKs is built on top of the modern Web technology  – WebRTC. It’s mission is to enable rich, high-quality RTC applications to be developed for the browser and mobile platforms.

Updated Web Video chat code sample is available in QuickBlox Web developers section. Check it out!

We also have a live demo – https://quickblox.github.io/quickblox-javascript-sdk/samples/webrtc

The team also rewrote and completely cleanup the video chat documentation page so now it should be clearer for you to start with integration.

Connect Javascript SDK 2.0

To summarise, now you can use the Group Video calling feature across ALL platforms:

Now it’s time for hacking!

Taras Filatov

Happy Holidays

Posted by Taras Filatov on December 25, 2015

On behalf of all QuickBlox team I wish you Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Every month and every year there are more and more apps, businesses, end users communicating thanks to QuickBlox technology. We are proud to be the platform of your choice providing you with a much needed OTT communication solution to enable messaging, video calls and data in your apps.

In 2015 we have managed to sustain over 99.9% uptime.

We continue working to provide you with better features, easier integration further stability and security improvements to support your ambitious projects in 2016.

QuickBlox confidently enters the 2016 knowing we are building something that matters. Thank you for your support, happy holidays to you and yours!

HappyNewYear

Igor Khomenko

Javascript SDK 1.17: Privacy Lists API is here

Posted by Igor Khomenko on December 7, 2015

Hi all,

QuickBlox releases the Privacy Lists API for Javascript SDK today!

Privacy list API allows to enable or disable communication with other users in a chat. It also enables a user to create, modify, or delete its privacy lists, define a default and active list.

Now your users can block other users. Blocked entities will be receiving an error when try to chat with a user.

Javascript Privacy Lists API documentation

Download Javascript SDK 1.17.1

Now it’s fully available across all platforms: iOS, Android and Javascript!

Cheers!

Igor Khomenko

iOS SDK 2.6 release

Posted by Igor Khomenko on December 4, 2015

Hey guys!

Let us present you today the next release of QuickBlox iOS SDK 2.6!

What’s new:

  • QMServices 0.3.1
    • QMUsersService + Cache
  • QMChatViewController 0.3
    • Time header view
    • Transformed collection view to improve chat UX
  • SDK
    • NSURLSession is used in REST API core
    • Various improvements in auto-create session flow
    • Bugfix:
      • Completion block on [QBChat disconnectWithCompletionBlock:]’ called only when disconnect failed
  • Samples
    • Updated to latest SDK, Services and ChatViewController
    • Read message status done right

 

As usual you can you cocoapods to link your project with QuickBlox iOS SDK or you can manually download it from developers section

Cheers!

 

Taras Filatov

Survey: what open-source license?

Posted by Taras Filatov on December 3, 2015
quickblox open source chat

 

We’ve recently had a lot of inquiries regarding license types of QuickBlox SDK code samples as well as of Q-municate messenger codebase.

 

Your projects need a solid foundation with no legal or licensing issues. We totally understand that and that’s why we’re happy to release all our code samples as well as Q-municate messenger under OPEN SOURCE license.

 

Open Source Initiative also contacted us to clarify the license status of Q-municate project so we’re going to get rid of our custom license wording there and introduce one of the standard open-source licenses (GPL, BSD or Apache 2.0).

 

Now, we need your opinion on what license to choose for free distribution.

 

This is important as, for example, if we release under GPL, then you’ll have to make your modified copies open source too. If we release under BSD or Apache then it’s fine for you to close-source but then others do the same and you don’t benefit from community contributions that way.

 

It only takes 2 minutes and you can now impact our decision and get new versions of QuickBlox code samples and Q-municate released under the license of your choice.

 

Please fill in your answers here:

 

Thank you so much for your feedback!

 
P.S.
a useful read on license types: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/40100/apache-license-vs-bsd-vs-mit

 
P.P.S.
if you’re in survey mood and think ours is too short, consider filling Developer Economics from VisionMobile as it’s useful for ecosystem and they give out cool gadgets. This one ends on 6th December.