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Igor Khomenko

Android SDK 2.5.2 and iOS SDK 2.7.1,2.7.2

Posted by Igor Khomenko on April 20, 2016

QuickBlox iOS and Android teams release minor updates of SDK:

  • Android SDK 2.5.2
  • iOS SDK 2.7.1, 2.7.2

These releases are mostly about stability and cross-platform compatibility, with just a small set of new features

Check out changelogs:

We always recommend use latest updates from QuickBlox

Need help? – get in touch with our support team and post a quickblox tagged question on StackOverflow.
Or you also can use GitHub issues page.

Good luck!

Igor Khomenko

Q-municate Web 1.3 Release with Video/Audio WebRTC calling feature

Posted by Igor Khomenko on April 20, 2016

Hi everybody,

today we would like to present the new update of Q-municate Web 1.3 – the open-source, cross-platform video calling and instant messaging app from Quickblox!

q-municate video chat

What’s new:

  • Audio/video calls (we use WebRTC)
  • Local notifications in browser for incoming calls
  • Full-screen mode for Audio/Video calls (Fullscreen API)
  • Advanced scroll in chat
  • New URL format for attachments

Don’t be shy and try it out https://qm.quickblox.com

You can find latest source code here https://github.com/QuickBlox/q-municate-web

Cheers!

anton dyachenko

Shared instance maintenance

Posted by anton dyachenko on April 12, 2016

QuickBlox application release on April 12th, 2016 on Shared instance (https://admin.quickblox.com/)

The maintenance is planned for 13:00-14:00 (GMT +1).

 

Server side changes :

  1. Added reset password via SMS feature (available starting from “Advanced” plan).
  2. Admin panel: added suggestions in Search field.

Search field will suggest most appropriate variants in the search field (similar to dropdown list).

  1. Admin panel: added “Sender type” column in the Queue.

Added one more column to display the kind of received push notification: API, Dashboard, Alert.

  1. Added ability to filter the stats for the certain period of time.

 

Bug fixes:

  1. Possibility to filter chat messages by date_sent and _id fields together via REST API.

Added filtering last unread messages by milliseconds.

  1. Facebook Full Name assignment.

 

During maintenance you may notice short service interruptions.

Most likely we’ll get it done in under 10 minutes.

 

We sincerely apologize for this inconvenience.

Igor Khomenko

iOS WebRTC Video Chat SDK 2.2 with Bluetooth support

Posted by Igor Khomenko on March 16, 2016

QuickBlox team releases a new version of iOS Video Chat WebRTC SDK 2.2 with Bluetooth support.

So now you can easily use Bluetooth in a video chat. Also, the routing policy has been updated. Now a headset has the highest priority, then Bluetooth, then speaker/receiver.

Full changelog:

  • WebRTC r 11951
  • Fixed Video capture session restoring after background if H264 was used.
  • Added Bluetooth support in QBRTCSoundRouter.
  • QBRTCSoundRouter has been rearchitectured.
  • We improved the speed of switching between Speaker/Receiver/Headset/Bluetooth devices.
  • QBRTCSoundRouter automatically switches to a headset or Bluetooth device if available.
  • A headset has the highest priority, then Bluetooth, then speaker/receiver.

More info on iOS WebRTC Video Chat code sample page

Igor Khomenko

Parse to QuickBlox migration guide

Posted by Igor Khomenko on February 12, 2016

parse_to_qb

The Parse hosted service will be retired on January 28, 2017. If you are planning to migrate an app, you need to begin work as soon as possible.

We have prepared a Parse to QuickBlox migration guide.

QuickBlox provides 2 big feature-sets:

  1. Complete backend service similar to Parse for your apps with datastore, push notification services, location features and content storage.
  2. Communication platform with instant messaging, files attachments, video and audio chat.

QuickBlox also provides Enterprise installations  – can be hosted within our cloud, on your premises or your dedicated AWS instance. You have full control and ownership of your data while retaining the benefits of the cloud.

Check it out.

Need migration support -just ping us anytime on assist@quickblox.com – we are ready to help you.