Stupeflix Adds 15 New Tools to API Services for Video Creation

Mark Boyd, October 8th, 2013

StupeflixVideo creation service Stupeflix has announced a raft of 15 new tools available via the Stupeflix API, VP of Business Development Jeff Boudier told ProgrammableWeb at API World last week.

Find and Watch Your Favorite TV Show or Movie with the Guidebox API

Amy Castor, September 13th, 2013

With so many TV shows and movies available online these days, it can be hard for viewers to find exactly what they are looking for. To make life easier for television watchers, Guidebox, a service that answers the question, “Where can I stream or purchase this?,” released a free API that lets developers integrate movie and TV episode search into websites and mobile apps.

Don’t Touch that Dial; Create Your Own Channel with the Filmon API

Greg Bates, August 20th, 2013 has announced a set of APIs that allow online publishers and developers to take advantage of its huge selection of content from NBC, CBS, FOX and ABC in twelve major US cities, and more.

Movideo Provides Managed Video Platform via API

Eric Carter, August 13th, 2013

MovideoMovideo, managed video platform (MVP), offers its entire MVP suite via the Movideo API. A pure SaaS offering, Movideo offers a powerful, scalable service that can push videos to any location, on any device, at any time. Whether streaming live video, or sending fine-tune productions, Movideo offers fully customizable media players to third parties.

The LaunchPad Recruits API: Speeding Up the Hiring Process–Maybe

Greg Bates, August 7th, 2013

LaunchPad RecruitsLaunchPad Recruits has an extremely simple and clear business plan, and therefore a potentially powerful one. It aims to help companies sift through job applicants faster by supplying video interviews of those applying. Employers can watch the video of them responding to questions, and look at a resume before deciding on a face to face meeting. Have you ever been hiring, only to start an interview based on a prospect’s resume and find instantly that the person is not a good match? You can end up wading through an interview, looking in vain for ways to end it early. (See graphic.) The LaunchPad Recruits REST API aims to avoid this by having candidates answer the employer’s questions on video before any face to face meeting takes place.

Creating Videos that Show How to Use an API

Guest Author, August 5th, 2013

The internet is full of videos that teach how to use complex software, like Photoshop or Final Cut Pro. Why not use the same technique for teaching how to use an API? Younger developers, who grew up in the age of these video tutorials, find this format especially useful. These types of videos do not have to have high production costs – they simply require screen capture and voice-over.

The Sociagram API: Skip Printing a Note with Your Gift, Add a Video Note

Greg Bates, July 31st, 2013

SociagramYou are shopping online and want to send a gift. But do you really want to have the retailer send one of those typed out cards with it? Sure, it includes your personal message but it just makes the recipient miss your handwriting and the ink. Sociagram offers online retailers an interesting alternative: the ability for their customers to add a video message. In many cases, that might be a a leap ahead from a pen and ink note–especially in my handwriting. The Sociagram API is the tool for retailers to use the service on their site. There are 15 APIs under “gift” in our API directory, but this could be the first to offer a “social video” twist to the topic.

Vidyard API: Creating Video Campaigns That Hit The Mark

Candice McMillan, July 29th, 2013

VidyardOnline video is a widely used marketing tool and a great way to interact with customers, but with the lack of accurate analytics tools, many video campaigns have been a bit of a guessing game. That’s where Vidyard comes in. It’s a video marketing platform designed to give users the tools to see exactly how their videos are working, providing them with the valuable insight required in order to make the most of their video investment. Vidyard also makes this functionality available to developers via the Vidyard API.

Softphone Company CounterPath Announces Bria for Windows API

Amy Castor, July 24th, 2013

In a bid for a larger chunk of the unified communications market, CounterPath announced an API for its Bria for Windows communications platform. The Vancouver company produces softphones, which allow users to make Internet phone calls (think Skype and Google Voice) from a computer or a mobile device. Although a relatively small player in the market, Counterpath has a respectable 10 million downloads of its client. Its client consists of X-lite, free, and Bria for commercial use. Bria offers voice and video over fixed, mobile and WiFi networks. It’s ability to automatically switch to WiFi, allows users to stay connected while saving money.

TranscribeMe and MindSwarms Form Partnership to Create a New Level of Consumer Insights

Janet Wagner, July 19th, 2013

TranscribeMeTranscribeMe and MindSwarms, two San Francisco based technology start-ups, have announced that the companies have formed a partnership to provide consumer insights through speech processing of video content and to provide searchable and shareable video consumer feedback.

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