PubNub's Java Standard Edition for Real Time apps utilizes a Publish/Subscribe model for real-time data streaming and device signaling which allows for establishing and maintaining a persistent socket connection to any device and push data to global audiences. PubNub also supports several other Java SDKs such as Java MircoEdition, Android, Blackberry, and Codename One.
In a bid for a larger chunk of the unified communications market, CounterPath announced an API for its Bria for Windows communications platform. The Vancouver company produces softphones, which allow users to make Internet phone calls (think Skype and Google Voice) from a computer or a mobile device. Although a relatively small player in the market, Counterpath has a respectable 10 million downloads of its client. Its client consists of X-lite, free, and Bria for commercial use. Bria offers voice and video over fixed, mobile and WiFi networks. It's ability to automatically switch to WiFi, allows users to stay connected while saving money.
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.
The most popular video API is about to become more popular. As just announced by Googe's Jim Patterson on the YouTube blog, YouTube Everywhere, the YouTube API has just been upgraded with some very powerful new features.