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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

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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.

 

Igor Khomenko

Android SDK 2.5 with Maven support, message ‘sent’ status and smooth migration between plans.

Posted by Igor Khomenko on February 10, 2016

WoW!

Today we are ready to present a big update for Android developers – Android SDK 2.5, with a bunch of updates!

Main features:

  • Android SDK’s #1 most-requested feature, connect SDK artifacts (jar/aar) via Maven, is now supported. You can connect QuickBlox Android SDK to your project with a couple of lines in your build.gradle file.  Link to repository with artifacts and integration guide
  • Android SDK’s #2 most-requested feature, a ‘sent’ status for chat message, has also been added in this release. Starting from Android SDK 2.5 you can track the ‘sent’ status of your message. It means that your message has been delivered to the server. Read more how it works
  • Android SDK’s #3 most-requested feature, smooth endpoints migration between plans, made it into 2.5 as well. Now you don’t need to resubmit your app to Android market when you are migrating to another plan.  Read more about new SDK initialization API.
  • Apache Client has been replaced with HttpURLConnection for HTTP requests. No more old buggy libraries inside SDK!

Read the whole info about framework changelog

Check out Android SDK section http://quickblox.com/developers/Android to get a better view on a new version.

Cheers!

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.

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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!