Best live-streaming integration in a playback app using the Wowza GoCoder SDK for Android


Are you up to the challenge?

Tools and technology provided:
• Wowza GoCoder Android SDK with playback.
• Wowza Streaming Cloud
• Code samples.
• Developer tools and tutorials.
• Support from Wowza developers.

Steps to take prior to hackathon:

1). Review the Using the Android GoCoder SDK Sample App Lab Exercise here.


This lab has all of the links to download the Free GoCoder SDK as well as sign up for trial to use Wowza Streaming Cloud. Reviewing this lab will facilitate using working code that does Broadcast and Playback as well as some other features such as text and image overlay. You will need to actually deploy the app to a device to use this SDK. (Simulators do not have access to camera). Two devices will be needed, one for broadcast and one for playback.

2). Follow lab instructions Build your own Android Broadcast and Playback apps here.


This lab will provide instructions using Android Studio to build a broadcast and playback app. Two devices will be needed, one for broadcast and one for playback.

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Challenge Type

On-Site Hackathon


1st Prize $500 - Amazon Gift Card
2nd Prize $200 - Amazon Gift Card
Wowza Swag Bag - $300 Value

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Wowza Media Systems

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