Gruveo developers, rejoice! The Gruveo Embed API now supports outgoing screen sharing in Chrome and Firefox on desktop. In Chrome, the user will be prompted to install the Gruveo Screen Sharing extension when turning on the screen sharing for the first time. In Firefox, no extension installation is necessary.
To provide access to this new functionality, we have added the new
screenSharingAvailability event to the API, as well as extended the existing
embed.toggleVideo() method and the
The screen sharing feature is available to all Embed API users immediately. Like before, displaying incoming screen sharing streams is available on all platforms supported by the Embed API.
The recently released Chrome 64 brought an important change whereby by default, camera and microphone permissions cannot be requested in cross-origin iframes such as the Gruveo embed. If you are using static HTML
<iframe> code to embed Gruveo on your website, it is important to make sure that it includes the
allow="microphone; camera" attribute as specified in our developer documentation. Otherwise, the Gruveo embed will be failing with the “Cannot access camera and/or microphone” message.
allow attribute automatically.
If you use Gruveo often (we hope you do!), you probably want to be alerted of any incoming calls even while you are on a call with someone else. Additionally, you should be able to add new callers right to the ongoing call, without having to use a room for such impromptu group conversations. Well, starting today, you can do both.
Whenever you have an ongoing Gruveo conversation and a new call on your Gruveo link comes in, you will now get an alert like the one shown below.
The alert will give you two options:
You can also hang up your ongoing call, in which case you will be taken to the incoming call screen for the caller who’s trying to reach you.
The call notification feature provides a new easy way to create group calls on Gruveo. Instead of organizing your group call in a call room, or sharing the one-time join URL for an ongoing call on your Gruveo link, do the following:
It’s really that simple!
The new call notification feature is currently available in the Gruveo web app on www.gruveo.com. We are working on bringing it to our Android and iOS apps, too. Meanwhile, here’s to even fewer missed calls and a new easy way to create group conversations on Gruveo!
Over the past couple of weeks, we have been really busy improving the Gruveo call experience on iOS – both in Safari as well as the Gruveo app.
The Gruveo app for iOS now supports automatic call reconnection. If your Internet connection drops mid-call, the app will now try really hard to reconnect the call instead of ending it. We first introduced this advanced reconnection functionality in our web app, and now it’s present in all of the Gruveo apps out there, including the Android one.
The Gruveo web application has seen a nasty bug fixed where the whole device would freeze during a video call in Safari on iOS 11. Now the Gruveo experience in iOS 11 Safari is as smooth as ever.
Stay tuned for more updates!
If you don't have your Gruveo button, you’re missing out on something awesome.
Just to remind you: with the Gruveo button, people call you on your Gruveo @handle right from your website with one click on, well, the button.
We released this handy little button a couple of weeks ago, so if you have a Gruveo @handle and use it for business, you should have it up and running on your website by now.
If you don't, then here's a Help Center article titled What Is The Gruveo Call Button? that covers everything about the button.
If getting your button has just slipped through the cracks of your busy business life, click here to get it now and start enjoying all the benefits it brings to other businesses.
Remember—there is a comments section below for your thoughts and questions, so please don't hesitate to use it. You can “like” the article if you find it helpful, too.
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:
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.
It feels like only a couple of months have passed by and yet here we are today, celebrating the first birthday of the Gruveo app for Android! Time flies, right? As proud parents, we are delighted by the success of our youngest app. It's been extremely useful to thousands of Gruveo users so far, helping them make easy video and voice calls on the go.
And not just that! It's grown significantly and improved its stability and performance over the past year. Apart from the common Gruveo features we've been adding, the Android app has some of its own, too.
Time and time again we hear our users rave about Gruveo call quality. We frequently hear questions like: "How can the Gruveo call quality be this awesome compared to other video calling providers?". Well, we feel it's time for us to explain ourselves 🙂
There are, in fact, five reasons why Gruveo quality is so great. Let's have a look at them one by one, shall we?
Gruveo is built upon WebRTC - a rapidly evolving open-source technology for realtime communications. Relying on WebRTC means that we can quickly bring you the latest technological advancements in the area of realtime voice and video.