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Hookflash Open Peer SDK lets BlackBerry 10 developers add real-time video, voice and instant messaging to their applications

By Bla1ze on 13 May 2013 03:50 pm EDT
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BlackBerry 10 developers looking to offer high quality, secure, real-time, voice, video and messaging in their apps have a new tool to make use of. Hookflash Open Peer SDK now supports BlackBerry 10 and is ready for download. Launching in beta form, developers interested in making use of the ported webRTC libraries can sign up at the Hookflash website or grab the Open Peer SDK from Github.

The Hookflash team has worked tirelessly to build this toolkit and port the WebRTC libraries to BlackBerry 10. BlackBerry developers and enterprise customers can now integrate high quality, real-time, peer-to-peer (P2P), voice, video and messaging into their own BlackBerry 10 applications. People just want good quality voice, video and text communications embedded in whatever they’re doing. Open Peer enables progressive developers in medical, finance, gaming, travel and many other verticals with this next evolution of integrated P2P communications on BlackBerry 10 smartphones.

Getting high quality video and audio across the network and onto mobile devices is hard. The Hookflash Open Peer SDK is one tool that can help make that process a lot easier for developers. If you're looking for more, be sure to check out the Hookflash website or jump to the press release below.

Press Release

BlackBerry Live 2013, Orlando Florida – May 13, 2013 – Hookflash announces beta availability of Open Peer Software Development Kit (SDK) for BlackBerry® 10, providing developers with an effective way to integrate high quality, secure, real-time, voice, video and messaging into their own BlackBerry 10 applications.

“The Open Peer SDK for BlackBerry 10 enables a completely new generation of communications integration on the BlackBerry 10 platform,” explains Hookflash co-founder Erik Lagerway. “The Hookflash team has worked tirelessly to build this toolkit and port the WebRTC libraries to BlackBerry 10. BlackBerry developers and enterprise customers can now integrate high quality, real-time, peer-to-peer (P2P), voice, video and messaging into their own BlackBerry 10 applications. People just want good quality voice, video and text communications embedded in whatever they’re doing. Open Peer enables progressive developers in medical, finance, gaming, travel and many other verticals with this next evolution of integrated P2P communications on BlackBerry 10 smartphones.”

“BlackBerry is committed to our app partners through an open ecosystem, strong platform and commitment to supporting innovation and invention,” said Martyn Mallick, VP of Global Alliances and Business Development at BlackBerry. “We are pleased to have Hookflash bring Open Peer to BlackBerry 10, enabling developers to add rich peer-to-peer communications in their apps, and enhance the customer experience.”

The Open Peer SDK for BlackBerry 10 is the most recent addition to the Open Peer, open source family of real-time P2P communications toolkits. The BlackBerry 10 SDK joins the existing C++ and iOS SDKs already available. Mobile developers creating applications across multiple platforms can now leverage the suite of Open Peer toolkits to deliver real-time P2P communications for all of their applications. The Open Peer SDKs are available in open source and can be found on Github (http://github.com/openpeer/).

Hookflash is a globally distributed software development team building “Open Peer”, new “open” video, voice and messaging specification and software for mobile platforms and web browsers. Open Peer enables important new evolution of communications; Open, for developers and customers to create with. “Over-the-top” via the Internet, where users control their economics and quality of service. “Federated Identity” so users can find and connect without limitations of service provider’s walled gardens and operating systems and “Integrated”, communications as a native function in software and applications. Hookflash founders, lead developers and Advisors previous accomplishments include; creators of the world’s most popular softphones, built audio technology acquired and used in Skype, created technology acquired and open sourced by Google to create WebRTC, and engaged inWebRTC standards development in the IETF and W3C.

Developers can register at (http://hookflash.com/signup) to start using the Open Peer SDK today.

For more information and an Open Peer/WebRTC white paper on please visit Hookflash http://hookflash.com

 

Reader comments

Hookflash Open Peer SDK lets BlackBerry 10 developers add real-time video, voice and instant messaging to their applications

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This is awesome! To see BlackBerry reaching out to developers and going the extra the extra mile to do so.

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More tools devs between this, unity and the existing dev tools. No excuses get coding!

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I disagree the more tools available the easier it is to develop apps. Which would lead to devs who were previously not sure if they wanted to develop apps or were saying "nope too hard" might rethink their decision.

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Interesting. Although I night not use it for public apps, this could be quote useful for some of my corporate apps!

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Thanks for kind words everyone, means a great deal.

We have been busting our asses for 3 years now, great to see it getting into the hands of developers. I was recently on stage with Kevin doing a live demo of the Open Peer BB10 and iOS sample apps, built directly from the SDKs. Hoping that gets up today but by the looks of the action around the Crackberry stage, I would certainly understand if it did not.

Thanks again to Kevin and the Crackberry team for the coverage.