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RealTimeWeekly #173


03 Apr RealTimeWeekly #173

Real Time Weekly: April 3rd 2017

Hi everyone! The time flies and another month has passed. TADHack mini Orlando 2017 was the protagonist event on this last week, where many great hacks have been presented using telecommunication APIs.
In addition and as usually we’ve got several technical articles, especially two amazing blog posts from Philipp Hancke at and a nice guide for WebRTC developers from Tsahi Levent-Levi.

As always, if you have tips, event announcements, or suggestions, please contact me directly at

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This week’s Real-Time news

Beyond The Browser: From Web Apps To Desktop Apps

Adam Lynch,
March 21, 2017
Adam Lynch explains the process of building apps using NW.js and Electron which allows to create Desktop apps using HTML/CSS/JS and Node.js, where you can implement WebRTC features and real-time web SDKs.

Building a Conversational Bot with JavaScript and Node.js

Brian Rinaldi,
March 23, 2017
A step by step tutorial of how to build a conversational bot using SuperScript, Node.js and MongoDB.

When a browser update breaks… your native app (for a change)

Philipp Hancke,
March 23, 2017
Great article from Philipp Hancke who describes how he has debugged and fixed a bug “provoking” video freeze in mobile apps by analyzing the webRTC stats using chrome://webrtc-internals and manipulating the SDP.

TADHack-mini Orlando Winners

Alan Quayle,
March 26, 2017
Check out the winners of the TADHack mini Orlando 2017 and their presentations. Great hacks and well done everyone!

Debugging VP8 is more fun than it used to be

Philipp Hancke,
March 28, 2017
Philipp Hancke shows how to debug VP8 media packets using Wireshark, a tool for diagnosing media issues and inspecting signaling packets.

Supercharge Your Amazon Connect Flows Using AWS Lambda, Node.js and Twilio

Ricky Robinett,
March 28, 2017
Combining AWS Lambda and Twilio to build a contact flow to detect if a customer is calling from a mobile phone and, when they are, send their order details to them via SMS at the completion of the call.

Build a Realtime Chatbot with the Gupshup BLOCK

Sunny Gleason,
March 29, 2017
How to build a chatbot using Pubnub and Gupshup easily and with minimal code lines.

How to Get Started Learning WebRTC Development

Tsahi Levent-Levi,
March 27, 2017
Learning WebRTC and becoming a professional in this niche requires effort and dedication. On this excellent article Tsahi recommends the steps a developer should follow to achieve this goal.

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