September 6, 2015
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Tokbox, the provider of OpenTok Video Conferencing platform is marching forward in establishing itself as a premier video conferencing platform. Earlier this year, it had announced its decision to become a pure platform play and that move had paid dividends with more partners and users adopting it, as interest in video conferencing has grown. TokBox has now enhanced its Tokbox OpenTok API by providing video archiving and a clear monetization plan.
Just about everybody agrees that mobile computing is the biggest thing happening in IT these days; it’s just that nobody can seem to agree about how best to go about it. Some developers swear by native applications that take advantage of every feature of the platform, while others argue for an HTML5 approach that sacrifices some of those features in the name of consistency and the ability to more easily support multiple mobile computing platforms. Others still, make the case for a hybrid approach that combines elements of both development strategies.
Transloadit offers media upload, modification, and storage as a service for developers who need that functionality (or, as Transloadit's homepage puts it, "geeks who run web or mobile applications") but don't want to worry about it themselves. There aren't too many moving parts to it, but they're ones a lot of applications make use of. The Transloadit API's main functions include: file upload, image resizing, video file encoding, image thumbnail creations, and file storage on Amazon S3.