Posts

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”.

Enterprise Identity Federation

We have been receiving quite a few inbound calls/emails/tweets/msgs recently around using Open Peer for identity federation in the Enterprise.

Open Peer identity federation & lookup service (part of Hookflash Cloud Services) really shines when dropped into an enterprise application. Open Peer was built to be neutral in the world of Identities. This BYOID (Bring Your Own ID) approach is somewhat unique and allows us to match IDs across social networks (LinkedIn, Facebook etc.) and enterprise technologies such as LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) which is leveraged heavily in Microsoft deployments. Open Peer also bridges more generic ID types like email & phone numbers so Enterprise users can use other Open Peer services (Voice, Video, Text) to communicate more freely, in almost any Enterprise application. We actually do not create directories of our own per se, in this respect we are a service that finds and connects peers using common ID points.

If you want to know more about how Hookflash can help your Enterprise (or your Enterprise customers) enjoy hassle-free Identity Federation and OTT (Over-The-Top) – Voice, Video and Text, drop us a line.

Rock the World with LinkedIn – CEO Interview

Mike and Lori @ Webmaster Radio interview Trent Johnsen CEO – Hookflash.

In the discussion:
– Where did the name Hookflash come from?
– Where is Hookflash headed?
– What about Webrtc / RTCWEB?
– What is the business model?
– What is Open Peer?
..and more!

Check it out by playing the podcast below.

Your next business phone is not a phone at all

Imagine a world where you could use your existing iPad and a docking device to transform your business communications experience into something a bit more meaningful and useful. The software then allowed you to communicate with all of your existing business contacts already in LinkedIn via HD Voice, HD Video and messaging.. for free. At the end of your work day, you then take your iPad home and your kids use it to play angry birds or the like. The next morning you use that very same iPad to read the news and check your email. When you get to work, it slides back into the dock and takes its place as your business communications centerpiece.

I am of course leaving out some important bits here but we @hookflash believe that this is where business communications is headed. That $800 VoIP phone on your desk will go by the wayside. New devices that you can pick up at your local retail electronics store will be paired with Hookflash to transform your business comm experience into something wonderful.

Your next business phone, is not a phone at all.

We @Hookflash Thank You!

Hookflash launched on June 21st, 2012. Not even a week has gone past and we are seeing great support from all over the globe.

So here’s a big “Thank you!” from all of us at Hookflash to all of you who took the time to download Hookflash for iPad.

We love getting your feedback so please keep it coming! You can send your comments to support@hookflash.com

See you in Hookflash!

Launched: Hookflash for iPad | Now in the iTunes App Store

It’s a big day @Hookflash. Today we launched Hookflash for iPad in the iTunes app store, download it here –  http://install.hookflash.me

A word from our CEO, Trent Johnsen

“We’ve essentially turned the iPad into the world’s best business phone with a directory of over a 160 million professionals on a free global digital network. “This changes everything” has to be my favorite customer reaction to Hookflash so far”

More coverage on GigaOM