Cloud communications company Twilio has launched a Twilio Client for Android. The product, which is a software development kit (SDK), makes it possible for mobile developers to integrate voice over IP (VoIP) capabilities into their Android applications, essentially turning any part of an app into a fully functional VoIP phone.
In addition to the recently announced iOS SDK, the release of the Android SDK means that Twilio Client is now available for 75% of worldwide smartphones, according to recent data from Gartner.
Key features of the Twilio client for Android include:
- Real-time Presence – Developers can build buddy lists into any app to help let users know who is online.
- App Backgrounding – The SDK can receive voice calls even if the app is not the current one being used.
- Cross-Platform Interoperability – Twilio Client supports Android, iOS, and web browsers. The Twilio platform also enables bridging VoIP calls with traditional phone calls.
[Image Courtesy: Twilio]