Yet more fantastic news for developers! We have just released the Gruveo SDK for Android and we want you to check it out.
The SDK lets you add a video chat screen to your app and communicate with it using a simple API. The screen comes with all user-facing controls already in place and is the quickest way to add video and voice chat to your Android app.
Not that long ago, we released the Favorites feature for our Android app, leaving the Gruveo for iOS app users a bit sad...but not for long. The Gruveo for iOS app now has the Favorites feature, too. And it’s also got the Recents feature!
The Recents feature shows you the whole call history—all incoming and outgoing calls. For each call, you can see the date and time of the call, the call room name or handle called, whether it was an incoming or outgoing call and how many Gruveo video or voice calls you have had using that particular call room/handle.
Dear developers, may we have your attention please?
Ahead of the Gruveo Embed API's graduation from beta, there are a few supercool new features we've recently added and would like to tell you more about.
Gruveo Embed API is a wonderfully easy way to add video and voice calling to your website in minutes. Yes, that's right! It only takes a couple of minutes because we serve you a fully cooked, ready-to-use solution. You don't need to be a coding superman to work with it either. Want to check it out? Click here to learn more.
Here's what's new in the Embed API:
We are happy to announce that our Embed API, initially announced in late 2015, is graduating from beta on August 14, 2017.
What does this mean for you? If you have been using the Gruveo Embed API since its early beta days and you only have an API secret without a client ID, read on. If you already have a client ID, then this announcement doesn't change anything for you.
As you may have heard, it was recently announced that the next version of the Safari browser for macOS and iOS, Safari 11, will support WebRTC – the real-time video and voice communication technology that Gruveo is built on.
Today, barely a month later, Gruveo brings official support for the upcoming Safari 11 on macOS and iOS to its web app. This means that after you update your iPhone or iPad to iOS 11 this September, you will be able to make video and voice calls with Gruveo by simply opening www.gruveo.com in Safari on your device.
We are very proud to share this awesome news with you today. The Google Play editorial team just put Gruveo on its list of Top 5 video calling apps - alongside Skype, Facebook Messenger, Snapchat and ooVoo. According to Google, the apps on the list "get it right" as far as video calling goes.
The reasons why the Google Play editorial team love Gruveo are:
As a Gruveo Android app user, you can now organize your most often called Gruveo rooms and @handles easily and have them on hand when you need to make a call. We have added a new Favorites tab into the Gruveo Android app, and made the Recents tab more useful.
The latest update of the Gruveo for Android app adds the Favorites tab, which lets you save your favorite Gruveo rooms and @handles for easy access.
We want to remind you to update the Gruveo app on all your mobile devices. If you haven't done so already, now’s your chance!
As you know, we are retiring support for all the older versions of Gruveo apps for iOS and Android tomorrow (June 23, 2017). The web application is updated automatically but you need to update your Gruveo apps for iOS and Android yourself.
If you missed the announcement, click here to read the original blog post with more information.
If you have a business, then you have a website. And if you have a website, then you have a Contacts page. Being easily reachable is a must, and you know it.
Registering a Gruveo handle is a logical step towards that. Including your handle on your website and all other communication tools—so that clients can reach you—is the next one. But if you've already completed these steps, what more can you do to help people reach you even more easily?
We have great news! We took the simplicity of making Gruveo calls one step further by creating the Gruveo button: a click-to-call button that automatically starts a call on your Gruveo handle. Simple as that!
Since last Tuesday, you have been able to enjoy group video, voice and screen sharing calls with Gruveo. (For more information about the group calling release, click here.) Today, we want to inform you about a big technical change associated with this release.
Group calling is a Gruveo Pro feature that connects Gruveo users (both Pro and non-Pro) in calls with more than two participants. To be able to enjoy it, all call participants need to be using the Gruveo web application or version 4.0 or later of our mobile apps.