Desktop version of Opera browser now supports WebRTC (starting from version 18). It’s exciting to see new vendors adding WebRTC support to their products. More than 200 companies participated in the last WebRTC Expo conference in Santa Clara, CA. We expect that Apple and Microsoft will add WebRTC support to their browsers in the near future. Zingaya widget will start using WebRTC capabilities in Opera 18 automatically.
It’s great to see Zingaya in the top10 best startups from Moscow according to WIRED magazine, you can read more in the following article. We aren’t going to stop, expect new interesting features and technologies soon!
In the latest version of Chrome for Android (ver 29) WebRTC is already enabled by default. Our tests show that in Firefox Nightly for Android WebRTC is also available and enabled by default , so looks like WebRTC will appear in release version of Firefox for Android soon. Zingaya widget will automatically detect if WebRTC support is available and use it instead of Flash.
P.S. We had to temporarily disable WebRTC support for Firefox 23 , because of bug with audio playback. You can learn more about it at https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=901527
We will participate in Telecom Counsil 2013 summit in Sunnyvale, CA on September 18-19 , info about the event can be found at http://telecomcouncil.com/tc3/ , we are going to show our new product there for the first time, so if you want to take a look – you can meet us there.
Another big event where you will be able to find us this year is 3rd WebRTC Expo that will take place in Santa Clara, CA on November 19-21. Zingaya is a platinum sponsor of the event, we are going to show some great demos on stage, so feel free to come and see them by yourself. It’s a MUST TO VISIT event for every WebRTC developer. More info can be found at http://www.webrtcworld.com/conference/west/
Firefox 22 with WebRTC support enabled by default was released today. Zingaya will start using WebRTC in new Firefox automatically. More than 50% of all browsers support WebRTC and high quality real time audio and video communication now. Great day for us and our customers!
You can see a screenshot of Zingaya widget in Firefox 22 below:
According to Mozilla’s Wiki Firefox 22 with WebRTC support enabled by default will be released on week of June 24. WebRTC is also available in the latest release of Google Chrome for Android, but it’s disabled by default (you can enable it in chrome://flags), we have a feeling that it will be enabled by default in the next release. Guys from Opera disabled all WebRTC-related code in their Opera Next first release, but they told us that it would be enabled as fast as possible (high priority). It appeared that June would be a month of a lot of new WebRTC releases and don’t forget about WebRTC Expo Conference that will take place in Atlanta.
P.S. WebRTC version of Zingaya click-to-call works in both Firefox 22 and Google Chrome for Android, so it will become fully functional right after the browsers are released.
It’s now possible to change notification settings in Notifications part of admin interface. If you specify your mobile phone number for notifications Zingaya will also send the most important notifications (expiring trial, end of prepaid period, etc.) to specified number using SMS.
IMS World Forum will take place in Barcelona at Fira Palace Hotel this week. Organizers invited Zingaya to participate in the conference and its Day 0 pre-conference WebRTC workshop where we will discuss WebRTC progress, its future, how it affects telcos, etc. and, of course, we will show/see a lot of interesting WebRTC demos. You can read more info about the event and its participants in Alan Quayle’s blog post
Bored of those Angry Birds? Yawning every time a friend sends you another Snapchat? Words with Friends lost its luster? Well, the brand new Zingaya iOS app is probably not the cure for those unfortunate issues. But what it can promise is a lightning fast, one-touch way for you to get live phone support with many of the companies you already interact with every month.
So how does it work? Let’s look at an extreme example. Say you’re on the way to the airport when you get a flat tire. You’re going to miss your flight but want to try to get on the next one. Rather than fumbling through the interwebs on your phone, looking for a 1-800 number to call American Airlines (or whatever your preferred aviation provider is), you can open your trusty Zingaya app, find “American Airlines” (conveniently listed in the “Travel” genre), touch it, and you’re automatically calling their customer support line.
In short, we’re bringing the single-click calling we’ve developed for your desktop and laptop web browsers and put it into a handy app that links you to lots and lots of company customer service departments, like AT&T, Comcast, airlines, you name it (and we’ll be adding more continuously).
And for all those websites that already have Zingaya embedded right on their mobile website, like GetHuman.com or SwimOutlet.com? Just tap the Zingaya button and your call will automatically start, transferred right to the respective company’s customer service rep.
We’re happy to announce that the Zingaya click-to-call widget is now available on Lexity’s App Platform, which serves e-commerce businesses (with a particular emphasis on helping smaller companies grow their online sales).
E-commerce companies can add the Zingaya app (and start their 14 day free trial) here: http://lexity.com/apps/zingaya
We look forward to being a part of the great e-commerce app family at Lexity!