Build a simple video streaming app with OpenTok & React Native –

Build a simple video streaming app with OpenTok & React Native

  • This time we came up with an experiment to build simple mobile application that allow user to live stream their mobile camera using OpenTok and React Native.
  • OpenTok is video platform tool from TokBox community to easily integrate high-quality video,audio streaming with your web or mobile apps.
  • Once you ready with your OpenTok account registration process, you can create a new project for your react native mobile app.
  • Let’s see the steps required to integrate an OpenTok session within React Native app for both Android and iOS – – This plugin is build by integrating native ’s with Javascript.
  • Subscriber component is allow user to join with specified live stream using Session id and Subscriber token like below, – – So the result, we ended up with simple cross-platform mobile app that perform live streaming.

Challenges with React native app development is growing day by day. We are always ready to accept those challenges and make our development process enjoyable.

Challenges with React native app development is growing day by day. We are always ready to accept those challenges and make our development process enjoyable.

This time we came up with an experiment to build simple mobile application that allow user to live stream their mobile camera using OpenTok and React Native.

This blog contains useful steps that you can perform in order to integrate openTok with React Native. Okay! Let’s dive in.

OpenTok is video platform tool from TokBox community to easily integrate high-quality video,audio streaming with your web or mobile apps.

OpenTok uses WebRTC technology for audio,video communications. OpenTok supports web,iOS,android and windows apps.

Once you ready with your OpenTok account registration process, you can create a new project for your react native mobile app.

We can create a test session and tokens for the project from the Opentok dashboard. With this session id and tokens, we can easily initiate live streaming.

All is set. Before starting to stream using camera, it is good to know about openTok Basics.

Publish: When client device is connected with session, it can publish an audio-video stream to the session. Using Publisher token, we can allow the client device publish to the session. This allows for sessions with only one or two publishers but many subscribers (one-to-many).

If you would like to learn more about openTok basics , refer OpenTok official developer documentation

Build a simple video streaming app with OpenTok & React Native –