Alcatel-Lucent, a leading global communications solutions provider and the parent company of ProgrammableWeb, has introduced a suite of nine "New Conversation APIs" that provide developers with easy access to IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem) capabilities such as high definition voice and video, audio/video conferencing, interactive voice, messaging and call control. In addition, Alcatel-Lucent has launched a Developer Portal that allows access to the New Conversation APIs and a sandbox for developers to build and test their applications.
Two months ago TokBox gave up 2 million users to focus on its TokBox OpenTok API. The former video chat site instead wanted to make it easy for everyone to add video chat to their sites. The platform now has over 80 partners and is seeing great interest amongst developers. Today the company announced a move into making its video chat available on mobile devices.
Microsoft announced availability of the ORTC API preview for Edge. ORTC API support is not yet available in other browsers which may pose some difficulties for app developers.