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Getting Started with Respoke: Part 1 – Signing Up and Creating Your First App

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Getting Started with Respoke

This is Part 1 in a series on getting started using the Respoke platform. What is Respoke you ask? Respoke is an extremely easy-to-use platform that allows developers to add live voice, video, messaging, and data features to your websites and applications. Some examples of things you might do with this platform include (but are definitely not limited to):

  • Text Chat / Instant Messaging
  • Audio Calling
  • Video Collaboration
  • Peer-to-Peer Data (think direct file sharing from within your browser)

The examples I am going to cover in this series will use the Respoke Javascript Library which is open-source and available on GitHub at https://github.com/respoke/respoke. SDK’s for iOS and Android are also in the works and should be available early 2015.

Ready to get started? Let’s go!

Creating your Respoke account:

Respoke SignupThe first thing you’re going to need is a Respoke account. Lucky for you, developer accounts are free! To get signed up, go to https://www.respoke.io/#sign-up-form, fill in your information, and hit sign up. Respoke will send you an email with a confirmation link that you will need to click to complete your registration. After your account has been confirmed, you’re ready to create your first app!

Creating your first App:

In Respoke, there is a concept of apps, each of which have a unique identifier, more loosely known as the App ID. Respoke apps are essentially containers that allow you to define individual sets of users, permissions, and other rules on a per application basis. To create a new app, head to the Developer Portal at https://portal.respoke.io/, and after signing in, click on the Apps link.

This will take you to the apps page, which is where you will be able to create and manage your apps. Click the “New App” button at the top, provide a name and brief description for your app, then click ok.

Congratulations, you’ve just created your first app!

In Part 2 of this series, we’ll look at how to get the ID for your new app, how to create an instance of the  Respoke Client, and how to connect to  Respoke.

 

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