Create the code to make an in-app voice call

For this tutorial, Alice will be calling Bob.

Create an HTML file called client_alice.html in your project directory and add the following code, making sure to paste Alice's JWT you generated in the earlier step to the aliceJWT constant:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
    <script src="./node_modules/nexmo-client/dist/nexmoClient.js"></script>
    <h1>App from App Call (Alice)</h1>
    <button id="btn-call" type="button">Call</button>
    <button id="btn-hangup" type="button">Hang Up</button>

      const aliceJWT = "PASTE ALICE JWT HERE";

      const btnCall = document.getElementById("btn-call");
      const btnHangUp = document.getElementById("btn-hangup");
      new NexmoClient({ debug: true })
        .then(app => {
          btnCall.addEventListener("click", () => {
            console.log("Calling Bob...");
            app.callServer("Bob", "app");
          app.on("member:call", (member, call) => {
            btnHangUp.addEventListener("click", () => {
              console.log("Hanging up...");

This is your client application that uses the Client SDK to make a voice call to the destination user (Bob) .

There are several key components to this code:

  1. Code that logs the user (Alice) into the Client SDK (a JWT is used for authentication) using .login(aliceJWT).
  2. The function to make the call is callServer(username, type), where type in this case is "app", as the destination is the specified user (Bob). > NOTE: Another way to make Voice Calls is with inAppCall(username) which uses peer-peer call functionality. More info on inAppCall()
  3. When a call is made, a button handler is loaded. When the Hang Up button is clicked call.hangUp() terminates the call.