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Embedding Whereby in iOS

Below are the recommended approaches to embed a Whereby room depending on the iOS version.
We offer native SDKs that allow you to tap into powerful features such as listening to room events and use custom buttons to send commands to the room from your application. Read more

iOS 14.5 and onwards

WKWebView supports embedding pages that use WebRTC from iOS 14.5 onwards. To access the microphone and camera, it is necessary to add both NSMicrophoneUsageDescription and NSCameraUsageDescription keys to the app’s Info.plist file.
Swift
import WebKit
class WKWebViewController: UIViewController, WKNavigationDelegate {
public var roomUrlString = "" // Replace by your own
private var webView: WKWebView!
override func viewDidLoad() {
super.viewDidLoad()
let config = WKWebViewConfiguration()
config.allowsInlineMediaPlayback = true
webView = WKWebView(frame: view.frame, configuration: config)
webView.navigationDelegate = self
view = webView
guard let roomUrl = URL(string: roomUrlString) else {
return
}
webView.load(URLRequest(url: roomUrl))
}
}

iOS 14.3 and 14.4

For iOS 14.3 and 14.4 use SFSafariViewController to open a website containing an iframe with its src specified as a Whereby room, alongside a custom user interface:
Swift
import SafariServices
class ViewController: UIViewController, SFSafariViewControllerDelegate {
public var roomUrlString = "" // Replace by your own
override func viewDidAppear(_ animated: Bool) {
super.viewDidAppear(animated)
guard let roomUrl = URL(string: roomUrlString) else {
return
}
let safariVC = SFSafariViewController(url: roomUrl)
safariVC.delegate = self
present(safariVC, animated: true)
}
}

iOS 14.2 and earlier

Redirect to a browser (Safari by default) for iOS versions lower than 14.3:
Swift
import UIKit
class ViewController: UIViewController {
public var roomUrlString = "" // Replace by your own
override func viewDidLoad() {
super.viewDidLoad()
guard let roomUrl = URL(string: roomUrlString),
UIApplication.shared.canOpenURL(roomUrl) else {
return
}
UIApplication.shared.open(roomUrl)
}
}sw

Handling multiple iOS versions

Here is an example on how to handle different solutions, depending on the iOS version:
Swift
if #available(iOS 14.5, *) {
// Use WKWebView
} else if #available(iOS 14.3, *) {
// Use SFSafariViewController
} else {
// Redirect to browser app
}
When the app is sent to background, the camera is disabled. If you need the microphone to continue working while the app is in the background, we recommend redirecting to Safari app.
To use Whereby with Cordova (Phonegap) please use the plugin for SafariViewController
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