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clement.tessier
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Jabber Voice/Video SDK from Windows 8.1 HTML/JS App

Hello,

I am trying to find out whether it would be possible to use the Jabber SDK (Video & Audio) embedded in a HTML/Javascript Windows 8 Store App?

I read there https://developer.cisco.com/site/jabber-websdk/develop-and-test/voice-and-video/get-started/ that this SDK wouldn't be compatible with Windows RT plaforms. Would this cause an issue here?

I don't have any experience yet with developping HTML/Javascript Windows 8 Apps but I have read that such apps actually use Internet Explorer to generate the views. Also, since the Jabber SDK for Video&Audio is supposed to work on Windows 8.1 with IE11 and Cisco Web Communicator Add-On installed, I am wondering if it would work if it is used through a Windows 8 App.

Have you already tried such a thing or investigated on whether it would be possible or not? What is your opinion on that? Please advise.

Thank you in advance,

Kind regards,

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npetrele
Cisco Employee

When it says that it's not compatible with Windows RT platforms, that means you can't install the voice/video add-on on mobile platforms.  That includes Windows RT, Android, etc.  This is common to add-ons in general. There are various extensions available for Chrome that I can't install on Chrome on my Android phone, for example.  So any app you build for Windows 8 won't work on Windows mobile, since you can't install the required add-on. 

If you just want to build a Jabber voice/video app for Internet Explorer, then it should work fine on Windows 8.  If you're using PCs, then the limitation for Windows RT doesn't matter.  It should work fine.  Whether or not you can turn it into a Windows 8 app (something you can put on the Windows 8 app store) is something I can't answer, since I don't know what Microsoft requires for that kind of thing.  I believe Microsoft wants all apps to run on all platforms, so I'm guessing it wouldn't be appropriate for a Windows app store.

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