New version of the forge SDK enables group chat, video and audio recording capabilities, alongside push notifications and integration with leading authentication services
READING, UK, March 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Acision, a global leader in mobile engagement services and innovator in WebRTC technology, is today pleased to announce the latest version of its forge SDK. Accessible through the forge by Acision portal from this morning, the newest release of the forge SDK now enables developers to incorporate group messaging into their mobile and web apps, as well as record and store messages, voice, video sessions and presence updates. Integration with popular authentication services such as Facebook, Office 365, LinkedIn, Google Plus, GitHub and Janrain, is also made easy. Additionally, a core component of the forge SDK is its distinct levels of end-to-end secure messaging, which is necessary for any business application and is based on Acision’s expertise in carrier-grade messaging.
As a self-service developer portal, forge by Acision provides instant access to Acision’s latest rich communication APIs and SDKs, allowing developers to easily integrate into their apps features such as SMS, IP messaging, push notifications, video and voice chat, as well as intelligent routing, rich media file transfer, recording and presence. By simply signing up, activating an account and joining the forge community @ http://developer.forge.acision.com, developers can enhance the experience of their app or pioneer new services, while growing and managing engagement opportunities by implementing real-time and secure peer-to-peer, one-to-many, group communication and calls.
By way of example, developers building apps for the gaming or social market, can now bolt on group chat into any new or pre-existing service or game, without having to build this in from scratch. By using the forge SDK, developers can also easily add-in smart communication capabilities, including recording and presence, which shows when contacts are online, meaning users can customize sessions for group chat, as well as record presence updates, chat, audio and video conversations, which is particularly useful in a social or gaming environment. This functionality is best seen in the latest version of fuseMe by Acision v.4.0, the company’s white-label smart, all-in-one social app, which is built on the forge SDK and is a fully functioning reference client showcasing all the rich features available in the SDK today.
Eric Bilange, Head of the Acision’s Rich Engagement Service Division, stated: "The forge by Acision portal was purposely built to give any developer the power to inject smart communication features into any application (Web, iOS and Android), service and website, all from the cloud. As a flexible and easy to use communications framework, almost anyone can leverage our latest and greatest toolkits to create contextual communications within their app. With simple, secure and reliable support for WebRTC and IP services, as well as providing access to forge’s SMS API, joining the forge ecosystem is an invaluable opportunity for developers to bring state of the art interaction capabilities into any enterprise or consumer app, from financial services, healthcare, retail and entertainment to gaming and more, without having to spend time on complex developments and supporting multiple platforms."
All forge accounts will be given access to the Acision’s latest forge SDK and SMS features, with a free test/development account and 90 days free access to a production account. All accounts are provided with a bundle of video and voice minutes, IP and presence messages, in addition to a $5.00 free credit to send SMS messages. Built with integrated and simple billing, purchasing additional services, minutes and messages is quick and easy, further accelerating time to market of services.
Version 2.0 of the forge SDK will be coming later in Q2 2015, and will provide developers with access to a broader set of voice and video conferencing, and telephony capabilities. More releases are planned across the year with exciting new features.
To find out more about forge by Acision or view one of our award-winning demos live (built on the forge SDK), get in touch or join us at the SXSW Interactive Trade Show, Austin, Texas, from 13th-18th March, stand 1235. To book a meeting, media briefing or if you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or reach out on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn or Google+.
Acision will also be participating in the Comcast NBCUniversal Hackathon, March 28th and 29th, at the Portofino Bay Hotel, Universal Orlando, FL, where the forge SDK will be available to developers building for the entertainment and gaming space.
Acision connects the world by powering relevant, seamless mobile engagement services that interoperate across IP platforms and enrich the user experience creating value and new communication opportunities for carriers, enterprises and consumers across the world.
For more information, visit Acision at http://www.acision.com