There is some important KoreCoin news I wanted to talk to our readers about, but I didn’t get around to doing so earlier this week due to travelling back from London after attending Inside Bitcoins. The alpha version of KORE’s VoIP feature has been released!
As you may remember from our previous KoreCoin article, which you can find here in case you missed it, the alpha version of the VoIP feature does not include video calls. However, the functionalities which are available, deserve to be looked at a bit more in-depth!
Voice calls are available for testing, and can be done between two addresses. You can give the address you want to reach a nickname though, so that makes life a bit easier.Once done, select their details, and click “Call”. Easy peasy!
One of these disabled features is instant messaging. If you have people in your friends list (with their KORE address and a nickname), you can double-click their details, and open up an IM window. This feature will be available in the next release.
Users can only be reached through one address at a time, so in case you have multiple KoreCoin addresses, pick one where other users can call you on. In order to do so, simply go to the “Receive Coins” tab, right-click the address you want to use for VoIP and click on “Set VoIP Account”. A really easy process, which only enhances user-friendliness.
In order to use the VoIP feature yourself, click on the VoIP tab in your KORE client, open the debug window, and click Register; Once that is done, you are online on the PBX part of the network, and can start using the VoIP feature.
In case you want to go offline again, the process is relatively simple as well. Open the debug window again when you’re on the VoIP tab, and click “Unregister”. It doesn’t always have to be complicated , you know?
If you are experiencing trouble while using KoreCoin’s VoIP feature in regards to voice calls only going one way, there is a solution for this. Users will need to open up port 5060 on their router or firewall, which should fix the issue.
Ever since the KoreCoin VoIP Alpha client was released, there have been some bugfixes, and the latest client was released yesterday. The buddylist is now fully working, a ringing sound has been added to incoming calls and the icons are fixed. Grab the latest KORE client here.
Official announcement :