August 18, 2011

Tokbox Enables Video Chat On Various Platforms

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A few weeks ago I shared with you a new technology for video chatting online which integrates into different platforms. Recently I was able to use the Tokbox chat interface, called OpenTok, on Facebook. Using the Tokbox API a third party has created an app for Facebook so you can video chat with your friends.

It took a few minutes to set it up but once we were on it was pretty good resolution and there wasn’t a delay. One of the next things I want to figure out is if multiple people can video chat. And it would be great if there was a text chat feature that went along with it incase we wanted to share links for other information.

Sure, there are other video chat options, some of which I use regularly. But for someone who doesn’t want to set up another account and get their friends to sign up too and then log in, it’s great to see something like OpenTok available to give a company like Bibbil the opportunity to create a way for people who are already connected on a social media platform (in this case, Facebook) to engage face to face.

If you want to give the Facebook video chat feature a try and see what the Tokbox OpenTok interface is about, you can do that for free. You will need to authorize this app.

My next venture is to see what the website video chat feature is all about. If I get it up and running maybe we can have a little chat about our great deals for the week!

 

Disclosure: Tokbox sponsored Social Soiree. I received no compensation. As a hostess of the event I did agree to tell you about them. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Sara

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Andrew August 19, 2011 at 10:30 am

Yes! We power multi video chat. You can have pretty much unlimited people in the chat. Usually around 20 the computer starts struggling, however.

If you’d like a quick and easy website embed you can check out the basic embed here: http://www.tokbox.com/opentok/widgets

Just drop it into your site and you have a ready to go video chat with pretty much unlimited people. Also, we’re thinking hard on text chat so stay tuned!

Andrew
Product Manager
TokBox, Inc.

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