Blog - Gruveo

Gruveo SDK for Android Is Out

Yet more fantastic news for developers! We have just released the Gruveo SDK for Android and we want you to check it out.

Gruveo Android SDK example - online video conferencing

Gruveo SDK for Android lets you quickly add a video chat screen to your app.

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.

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Recents and Favorites Arrive to Our iOS 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!

Gruveo iOS app now has Recents and Favorites tabs - iOS app favorites and recents

Gruveo iOS app now has Recents and Favorites tabs

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.

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The Embed API Just Got Even More Powerful

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:

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Gruveo Embed API Graduates from Beta on August 14

Gruveo Embed API graduates from beta

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.

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How to Make Video Call Recordings with Popular Software

Thanks to its seemingly endless benefits, video calling is becoming more and more popular among business professionals. There are a few well-known apps that provide video calling and we’re pretty sure you’ve tried at least one or two.

Just as with everything in life, there are plenty of options when it comes to recording your video calls. Some are better, some worse, some work for bigger companies, and some are perfect for small teams. There are lots of tools, tips and tricks to make things easier and quicker. But how do you know which software or app is best for you and your company?​

Make video call recording using popular software

To help you out with the decision making, we’ve created this guide explaining how to make call recordings with Google Hangouts, Skype and other apps. We concentrate on the most popular video calling apps and outline how you can successfully record your video calls with them.​

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Did You Get Your Gruveo Button?

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.

Gruveo button for easy video calls from your website on your Gruveo @handle

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.

Announcing Official Support for the Upcoming Safari 11 on macOS and iOS

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.

Gruveo supports Safari 11 - video calls right from your macOS and iOS device

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. 

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If You Need Help with Group Calling…

... we have an article titled How to Make Group Calls with Gruveo ready for you in the Help Center that has the answers you are looking for.

Gruveo group video call on iPhone 6

You will find step-by-step guides covering how to make a Gruveo group call in a disposable call room, and by using a registered Gruveo @handle too.

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Gruveo Lands on the Editorial List of Top 5 Video Calling Apps in Google Play

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.

Gruveo is on the editorial list of the TOP 5 video calling apps in Google Play

The reasons why the Google Play editorial team love Gruveo are:

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The Gruveo App for Android Just Got the New Favorites Feature

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.

Gruveo Android app new Favorites list

The Android app's new Favorites list includes rooms and @handles you mark as your favorite.

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.

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