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

Open Peer - Mobile RTC ToolkitNew 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 Hookflash iOS Software Development Kit and accompanying sample app is a stable beta release ready for early customers to integrate into their own apps or to white label.” says Erik Lagerway, Co-founder at Hookflash. “Hookflash Cloud Service beta release is home to more than 275 developers from all across the globe, building interesting and exciting apps ranging from enterprise mobile to banking, gaming and medical applications. I am always excited to hear about how our technology is being leveraged in new ways, it’s what gets me out of bed in the morning!”

Hookflash Mobile Software Development Kits and the Hookflash Cloud Service API are available free of charge (see commercial pricing below) for development, testing and non-commercial purposes (no Credit Card required on signup). If you are a non-profit enterprise organization or recognized charity, contact us, we’d like to help you communicate better for free.

Commercial pricing for the Hookflash Cloud Service API is now also available. See Pricing for details.

Hookflash is setting a new standard in the world of telecommunications; offering API transactional pricing for Voice and Video traffic. Traditionally, until now, Voice and Video calls have been charged on a metered, per minute basis. The Hookflash pricing model provides what leading developers, service providers and enterprise customers expect and require from modern APIs.

At $0 .001 (1/10 of 1 cent) per API call Hookflash enables integrated high quality messaging, voice and video chat for developers and enterprise customers in a way that has not been available until now.

“Hookflash is doing for real-time communications what Amazon Web Services (AWS) has done for Cloud Services, metered minutes are a thing of the past, the future of Real-time Communications is in API services and pricing models that scale” explained Trent Johnsen, CEO.

A Hookflash reference app built on the Hookflash Mobile SDK, “Hookflash Messenger” integrated with Facebook as an example of directory and identity is available in the  iTunes App store here.

A Hookflash Android reference app will follow soon. The Hookflash Android RTC SDK is available now in early beta, with limited documentation.

The previous reference application, “Hookflash for iPad” with LinkedIn directory and identity features has been removed from the iTunes app store to make way for the latest iOS reference application.

Developer sign up: http://fly.hookflash.me
Open Peer RTC iOS toolkit: https://github.com/openpeer/opios
Open Peer RTC Android toolkit (early beta): https://github.com/openpeer/opandroid
Developer documentation: http://docs.hookflash.com

About: Hookflash powers a new generation of integrated, Open, Over-the-Top, Internet messaging, voice and video chat for Mobile and the Web with the new standard for secure signalling and identity; Open Peer.

For additional information please visit Hookflash.com. Follow us on Twitter: @Hookflash.

1-855-Hookflash (466-5352)  or “info@hookflash.com”.

Hookflash & #OpenPeer in the Calgary Herald

Christina Ryan, Calgary Herald CALGARY, AB.:DECEMBER 3, 2012 — Trent Johnsen, president, has announced Hookflash now available for Apple iOS for mobile voice, video and messaging software, in Calgary on December 3, 2012.(Christina Ryan, Calgary Herald) (for Business story by Amanda Stephenson)

Photograph by: Christina Ryan , Calgary Herald

CALGARY – A Calgary tech company hopes the software it launched last week will help make the traditional telephone a thing of the past.

Hookflash, a 17-person operation started in late 2009, unveiled its newly developed Open Peer software at a tech expo in San Francisco last week. The software, built to be compatible with Apple’s iOS platform, is designed to give people access to convenient voice, video, and text messaging wherever they are — and without ever picking up a telephone.

“Communications is moving away from the traditional telephone model — and this applies to wireless and mobile too — to web-centric communications, the kind you and I use in Facebook or Skype or Google Hangouts,” said Hookflash co-founder Trent Johnsen. “There’s now probably close to two billion people on the planet communicating without ever touching a phone network, other than for wireless data connection or Internet connectivity.”
Read more: http://www.calgaryherald.com/technology/Calgary+tech+company+aims+make+fashioned+telephone+obsolete/7645717/story.html#ixzz2Eg8gtLra