Posted On: Sep 4, 2020

Starting today, developers using the Amazon Chime SDK can help their application end-users test their device before they try to join a meeting. New meeting readiness checker APIs in the Amazon Chime SDK for JavaScript can help verify access to audio and video devices and confirm that users can reach the Amazon Chime service from their network. Results can be presented back to end users with easy-to-understand pass/fail statuses that expose the root cause of any issues. Application developers can use the meeting readiness checker to ensure a consistent customer experience and reduce their support burdens.

From the Amazon Chime SDK for JavaScript, a developer can call any of the nine meeting readiness checker methods. These consist of local tests for devices setup and network tests that confirm the application can connect to Amazon Chime by briefly joining and leaving a test Amazon Chime SDK meeting. When executing network tests, the developer needs to create a meeting in one of the eighteen regions in which the Amazon Chime SDK is available. Each test returns a pass or fail result and potential root cause of any failure. 

Typically meeting readiness checks will result in a meeting less than three minutes in length. Customers are charged the standard Amazon Chime SDK rate for attendee minutes associated with the execution of meeting readiness checks. 

The Amazon Chime SDK is a set of real-time communications components that developers can use to quickly add audio calling, video calling, and screen sharing capabilities to their own web or mobile applications. Developers can leverage the same communication infrastructure and services that power Amazon Chime, an online meetings service from AWS, and deliver engaging experiences in their applications. To learn more about Amazon Chime see the following resources: