How-to build a Twitter Messenger – Part 1


… This article is Part 1 of how-to-build a Twitter Messenger / chat app for iOS and Android. Since Twitter does not currently have a messenger app per se, we thought we would build one. Yes, there is DM, but that is not exactly relatime. For this project, we are going to use Hookflash Services […]

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Next Event: @RobinRaymond of Hookflash speaking @IIT_RTC_Conf #webrtc #ortc

IIT RTC Conference

This is hands down our favorite event of the year. IIT has produced a great “no bs” technical event. If you want to know what is happening inside the industry, you will want to attend this one. Excerpt from their website.. The IIT RTC Conference and Expo is a globally recognized collaborative event, where industry and academia connect. […]

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Hookflash, Google and Microsoft lead on ORTC / WebRTC 1.1 Public Draft


The first ORTC Public Draft Specification has been published, authored by Hookflash, Microsoft, and Google. ( ) This specification extends WebRTC 1.0 with new functionality to create a WebRTC 1.1 API with exceptional flexibility and no loss of compatibility. Like WebRTC, ORTC (Object Real-time Communication) enables plugin-free real-time communications for mobile, web and cloud, but is specifically tailored […]

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Hookflash for Android – Improved RTC Video Support


  We are always working hard to improve the tools we build for our developer partners and customers. Today we are happy to announce improved support for RTC (Real-time Communications) Video. We’ve had video for a couple of weeks now but we held off on releasing it due to some lingering issues, until today. We have knocked […]

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Improved support for Push Notifications on iOS and Android


In this update, notifications become more fluid and work across conversations on both iOS and Android. Real-time messaging on mobile requires “suspended application” support for notifying the user that a new message has arrived when the application is not in focus. Receiving a message as part of a conversation is not much good unless the user is aware the […]

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Hookflash JavaScript API for Cordova / Phonegap on iOS

Hookflash for Cordova - iOS

Today we are happy to announce availability of Hookflash for Cordova / PhoneGap (alpha). Now Cordova / Phonegap developers can leverage the new Hookflash JS API via Open Peer Cordova Plugin to create RTC (Real-time Communications) applications for iOS quickly and easily. Social identity & custom identity models are supported. Use our OAUTH API to integrate your own […]

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Hookflash for Android


  Today we are shipping our android reference app, sdk and sdk sample app, now in alpha. Our Hookflash SDK for Android is openly available on Github, today we are releasing a new sample app in code and a Hookflash reference app in the Play Store. We have run preliminary tests between the iOS app in the iTunes […]

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Most new mobile messenger apps are tied to age old oligopolies


Name one popular messenger app that has launched in last 2 years that does not ask you for your mobile phone number when signing up. You will be hard pressed to do so. Ok, I might be exaggerating a wee bit but I think you get the point. If we think about this for a minute it […]

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RTC (Real-time Communications) iOS SDK Update & Hookflash API Pricing

Hookflash Pricing

New releases of Hookflash RTC (real-time communications) mobile toolkits for iOS and Android are now available. For leading mobile developers, customers and partners; Hookflash mobile toolkits provide an easy, cost effective way to integrate a choice of real-time Text Messaging, High-Quality Voice and Video Chat directly into mobile applications, adding scalable, private, valuable communications functionality for customers and user communities. “The […]

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ORTC – JavaScript powered RTC


The ORTC API ( was conceptualized by Robin Raymond – Chief Architect, Hookflash Inc.  It’s no secret that we have been opposed to SDP in the WebRTC 1.0 spec, but instead of derailing progress there we decided to create a W3C Community Group where we could apply our passion. We are getting closer on a […]

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