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Azure Communication Services Group Call Demo on Azure Static Web App

kemurayama profile image kemurayama Updated on ・3 min read

If you want to add video, chat, SMS and telephony-over-IP to your application, Azure Communication Services is the good option.

This post introduces a quick sample that is Group Call demo app on Azure Static Web App.

What is Azure Communication Services ?

Azure Communication Services is cloud-based communications services with rich communication experiences used by Microsoft Teams

What is Azure Static Web Apps ?

Azure Static Web App is a web services where you can host your application with your frontend framework such as React.js, Vue.js and more.

Backend is powered by Azure Functions that is a serverless service on Azure.

Prerequisites

This post uses below repository. you can git clone or fork.

GitHub logo kemurayama / acs-group-call-demo

Azure Communication Services Group Call Demo

On Frontend, it uses React.js.

This Application also uses Azure Functions Python for creating Azure Communication Services User ID and issuing VoIP token.

Install Tools

Create Azure Communication Services

Set Connection String value at local.settings.json after creating New Project for Azure Functions.

{
  "IsEncrypted": false,
  "Values": {
    "FUNCTIONS_WORKER_RUNTIME": "python",
    "COMMUNICATION_SERVICES_CONNECTION_STRING": "",
  }
}
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Setup Local

  1. Clone This Repository
  2. Run yarn install (or npm install) at repository root
  3. Go to api folder
  4. Create New Azure Functions Project. (Ctrl + Shift + P then choose Azure Functions: Create New Project...)
  5. Activate virtualenv if not activated (source .venv/bin/activate or \.venv\Scripts\activate)
  6. Run pip install -r requirements.txt
  7. Open api by VS Code

Start Group Call at Local

  1. Run yarn start or npm start
  2. Run func host start at api

Create user with ACS ID

createuser

Issue VoIP Token

token

Choose your Devices and Join Group Call

deviceandjoin

Enjoy your group call

You can join the same group call if you input the same group call ID.

When you want to try camera in group call, you have to turn on BEFORE you join.

deviceandjoin

Deploy to Azure Static Web App

How to deploy

Clone or Fork this repository.

Go to Azure Portal and create Azure Static Web Apps.

Choose your cloned repo and set build details.

Build Presets: React
App location: /
Api location: api
Outout location: build

Set Up Configuration

Set Azure Communication Services connection string on Azure Static Web App.

  • key: COMMUNICATION_SERVICES_CONNECTION_STRING
  • value: Connection String Value

Troubleshooting

If you failed something on Azure Static Web App, you can add Application Insights

Set environment variables in the same way.

See API support in Azure Static Web Apps Preview with Azure Functions and Monitor Azure Functions for more details.

  • key: APPINSIGHTS_INSTRUMENTATIONKEY
  • value: app instrumentation key value

You can monitor your backend API.

appinsights

Next Steps

This application uses below libraries but the latest version of communication-calling is 1.0.0-beta.9.

  • "@azure/communication-calling": "^1.0.0-beta.6",
  • "@azure/communication-common": "^1.0.0-beta.5",

I will update library someday.

Updated the latest libraries

GitHub logo kemurayama / acs-group-call-demo

Azure Communication Services Group Call Demo

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