Yesterday we have given a presentation at Mobile Agency Masterclass in London sharing some of the QuickBlox technology updates to the world of digital agencies.
Things like chat, push notifications, video calling and location-triggered suggestions / geofencing is something many talk about but not many apps feature those functionalities. And there is a reason for that – all these features sound simple but are difficult to implement if you try and build a reliable and scalable server-side infrastructure to support them.
On our mission of unlocking the technology into mobile, QuickBlox explains all these technologies are not as complex as you have thought – with our SDK and code samples it takes just 3 lines of code to add, for example, video calling or geofencing.
It is now simpler to make your apps engaging, retain and unite your user base which for agencies means better retention rates for their clients and for end users it means more useful, meaningful and interesting apps.
Over the past few months, we’ve been building towards a stronger, lighter and faster backend for our developers to use in their apps. We now have over 5,000 developers signed up and hooked in to our backend service. We host over 458,000 users (and growing fast!) as well as handle over 50 million calls to our API. And that’s on the free tier alone!
Well that’s all for now.
PS. We provide support to anyone who uses the tag “quickblox” in their StackOverflow questions.
We’ve been working extra hard recently to develop an SDK to take advantage of the powerful QuickBlox API and today, it is our pleasure to announce that the Web SDK is now available.
We’ve been giving apps super powers for a few years now and we recently passed 4,000 registered developers, which is 5 times as many as we had this time last year – and we’re growing even faster than ever. We really care about our users as well as yours, so that is why we have developed the Web SDK. Prior to this, developers had to access our API with REST calls which was slow and laborious. Now with QuickBlox.js, you’re able to access your services through the browser with just a couple of lines of code (and it looks a whole lot cleaner too).
We invite you to have a play with it and create something awesome – you’ll find the Web SDK on GitHub. Technically this is a beta release, so if you find any bugs or your web app just refuses to work, head over to Stack Overflow and ask a question with the tag “quickblox” and we’ll be more than happy to help you out. If you’d like to contribute, that’s welcome too. Also it’s worth noting that with our FREE tier, you have access to 10GB free data for traffic/store, unlimited API calls and unlimited push notifications. That’s right – unlimited!
Well that’s all from me. Have a great time using the SDK.
QuickBlox – super powers for your apps!
Hi guys, we are excited to announce feature released in QuickBlox which is Permission API (ACL).
An access control list is a list of permissions attached to an record in Custom Objects module. This list specifies which users are granted access to records, as well as what operations are allowed on given objects (READ,CREATE,UPDATE,DELETE). Each entry in a typical Permissions specifies a subject and an operation. For instance, if a record has a permission that contains ("Garry,Bob,Igor,Taras", EDIT), this would give users “Garry,Bob,Igor,Taras” permission to edit this record.
There are two levels of access which QuickBlox is provided in such Permissions scheme: Class and Record.
Here is how Class permissions look like:
Hi to all!
We have released new version of iOS SDK – 1.6 – with lots of new beautiful features.
Here is a list:
- Contact list:
- Added ContactList API
- Added ‘sendPresenceWithStatus’ method to QBChat to send presence with additional text
- Added ‘sendDirectPresenceWithStatus:toUser:’ method to QBChat to send direct presence inside contact list
- QBChatMessage model:
- Added convenience constructor to QBChatMessage: [QBChatMessage message]
- Changed type of QBChatMessage ID field to NSString
- Added ability to set custom parameters to QBChatMessage
- Group chat:
- Added ‘sendPresenceWithParameters:toRoom:’ method to QBChat to send presence to room
- Auto add appID to room name – http://quickblox.com/developers/Chat#Room_naming_convention
- Updated QBChatDelegate method ‘chatRoomDidChangeOnlineUsers:room:’. Now, each object from ‘onlineUsers’ array is an instance of QBChatRoomOccupant class
- Video chat:
- Updated VideoChat API: now you should work with QBVideoChat object instead of QBChat
- Added ability to make audio calls (without video)
- Added ability to set custom AVCaptureSession for video chat
- Added ability to set kQBVideoChatP2PTimeout
- Added ability to manage torch during call
- Added ability to switch camera(back, face) during call
- Added ability to set video capture preset
- Added ‘cancelCall’ method to QBVideoChat to cancel ‘callUser:’ method
- Added custom parameters to methods ‘callUser:’ & ‘acceptCall’
Please download updated SDK in QuickBlox iOS developers section