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· 3 min read
Stefan Benicke

Developers are free to create and apply their own custom layout maps whenever they need it! You need a special layout for your app? Just go ahead and create it!

The existing layout endpoint is extended with the new parameter map. The map is a JSON stringified list of box-definition-lists with x, y, width, height, and objectFit definitions for each box.

Here's an example map that places 2 boxes (640x360px) above eachother in the center of the video podium.

[
[320, 0, 640, 360, "auto"],
[320, 360, 640, 360, "auto"]
]

· 3 min read
Stefan Benicke

This change affects Custom UIs using Eyeson Javascript or one of the mobile SDKs.

When a new snapshot is created, the update event will only include a list with the latest snapshots instead of all existing snapshots of the current meeting.

caution

The old snapshot behaviour will shut down on 11th of September.

Furthermore, there will be 2 new API endpoints for retrieving the most recent snapshot information.

· 2 min read
Stefan Benicke

We provide the new option background_color to let you customize the meeting video background color to your needs.

The option is only available on the meeting start request, see API room reference. It can not be changed during the meeting.

The following example shows how to use the new option with curl.

$ curl -X POST \
-H "Authorization: YOUR_API_KEY" \
-d "user[name]=John Doe" \
-d "options[background_color]=#121212" \
https://api.eyeson.team/rooms

· 6 min read
Stefan Benicke

Eyeson video meetings are based on the MCU+ Single-Stream Technology that provides many advantages like "everyone sees the same at the same time", it lets you create virtual rooms with its layout and layer features and much more.

But this also means, that you see yourself like all other participants see you. And unfortunately, this is not what you are used to. In other meeting tools your local video is usually shown instantly and mirrored based on the following trick: