Digium has released software development kits (SDKs) for Android and iOS designed to simplify the process of creating in-app communications capabilities to mobile applications. The SDKs include support for instant messaging, WebRTC voice and video calling, plus the ability to send free push notification messages and calls to applications. The SDKs also handle identity, message delivery, and call signaling. Digium’s Respoke real-time communications platform includes access to the new mobile SDKs and is available as a free trial, with prices starting at $10 per month.
Charlie Wilson, Director of Developer Products at Digium, said in a statement that with the SDKs, an experienced developer can add features to a native mobile app, “within a couple of days, rather than the weeks or months that it would typically take. This functionality, combined with our integrated push notification feature, greatly improves the ability for an enterprise to communicate directly and personally with its customers.”
Jason Adams, founder of Ninjanetic, an early user of the SDKs added “The interface is simple and straightforward, allowing us to implement all of the complexities of chat, calling, and identity with just a couple of classes. A surprising amount of that code came straight from the example applications."
In other news, Polycom and Alcatel-Lucent announced that Polycom’s latest VVX business media phones are now interoperable with Alcatel-Lucent Rapport for Enterprise. The Alcatel-Lucent platform is a software-based communications platform designed for large enterprises and service providers. The Polycom VVX business media phones are designed to offer, high-quality desktop voice and video solutions to organizations of all sizes; Polycom’s UC Software is integrated into more than 60 call control platforms.
Gary Testa, Polycom Vice President of Global Cloud and Service Provider Solutions said in a statement that “Polycom and Alcatel-Lucent are working together to build solutions that can change with the needs of the enterprise.”