30 Video APIs

John Musser, February 8th, 2008

As we reported not long ago we’re seeing lots of growth in the number of video APIs, and the past week has been no exception. Three of the last ten APIs listed in our directory are video-related whether it’s for video sharing, video search, or socializing around video content. We now have 261 mashups tagged video and 30 APIs tagged video. Here’s a quick overview of the latest:

  • blip.tv API: This service gives video content creators free hosting and distribution along with an opt-in ad program. It focuses on episodic content like “shows”. The v2.0 of their REST API offers search capabilities as well as the ability to create posts and add new accounts.
  • ffwd API: The ffwd service, in private beta now, is described as “a new way to discover videos from all over the web” through search, organization and sharing tools. The REST-based API for now provides ways to retrieve user profiles, favorites and other interests. It’s also part of another API trend: it can return results in both XML and JSON formats.
  • Seesmic API: Lastly is the soon to be released API for the Seesmic service described by Mike Arrington as a “Video Twitter” where “people are constantly interacting around both user generated and professional content.” Both the service and API are in development so more technical details are still pending.

You can use our new new Video API and Mashup Dashboard to keep up to date with what’s new in video APIs, platforms and mashups.

Tags: Popular, Video
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4 Responses to “30 Video APIs”

February 8th, 2008
at 11:39 pm
Comment by: ffwd team blog » Blog Archive » More news about our API…

[...] to see some coverage of our new video API on ProgrammableWeb’s blog today. Their coverage of 30 Video APIs was also a quick reminder to us that the field of competition is heating up fast for both [...]

July 9th, 2008
at 1:41 am
Comment by: Video API and Mashup Growth Accelerates

[...] are using established video APIs, new video APIs also continue to appear. Since we summarized the 30 available video APIs in February, 9 new video APIs have been published, including the new video search service Medioh, [...]

August 7th, 2008
at 1:27 am
Comment by: 40 Video APIs on ProgrammableWeb

[...] APIs continues its impressive surge, with 40 video APIS now listed on ProgrammableWeb, up from the 30 video APIs profiled in February and more than double the 19 video APIs from last fall. And more video mashups [...]

March 7th, 2011
at 9:27 pm
Comment by: Online Video API Services Being Developed

[...] &raquo shareemailComment shareemailComment Here are 3 of the newest online video APIs available:blip.tvBlips API service gives video content creators free hosting and distribution along with an opt-in ad [...]

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