This is quite simply huge for the Android market. Basically it’s FaceTime for Android, and I’ve been waiting to see this for some time. Lawsuit in the works?
TokBox today announced that it is extending its OpenTok WebRTC platform to include support for building native Android apps. This marks the first time developers using OpenTok can add real-time video and audio chat to their native Android apps. The company also announced that developers can now use the platform to archive video and play back these videos in their applications.
These features, the company says, are among the tools its developer community has been most actively asking for. It’s worth noting that TokBox launched an early version of its Android SDK almost exactly a year ago. This earlier version, however, didn’t actually use WebRTC.
The archiving feature, the company told me, will save conversations in a single H.264/AAC MP4 file and then allow developers to download it and stream it through whichever player they choose.
In addition to these two features, TokBox is also adding two new quality-enhancing features to…
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