TokBox, announced new features for its API - notably the ability to use the OpenTok platform embed video chat into iOS and Android applications.Today OpenTok, the Web-based group video from
OpenTok also added the ability to embed an OpenTok video stream on any website using a simple HTML widget.
TokBox launched the OpenTok API last year, enabling Web developers to embed video streams into applications. Earlier this year, TokBox shuttered its consumer-facing video chat site to focus on providing the API.
These new tools expand the capabilities to mobile, and makes it much easier for non-technical users to add a video chat features to sites. OpenTok lets up to 20 users at a time participate in a group video chat, but "thousands" can watch the stream without participating.
TokBox was founded in 2007 and is funded by Sequoia Capital, Bain Capital Ventures,
DAG Ventures and others.