Today OpenTok, the Web-based group video from TokBox, announced new features for its API – notably the ability to use the OpenTok platform embed video chat into iOS and Android applications.

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 competes with companies such as TinyChat and OoVoo/a>.

TokBox was founded in 2007 and is funded by Sequoia Capital, Bain Capital Ventures,

DAG Ventures and others.

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