Bitmovin became the latest video platform to suggest its new API is the first end-to-end, video infrastructure API to hit the market. Similar to its competitor, Synq, Bitmovin released its API with claims that it serves the video space the same way Twilio serves telephony, or Stripe for payments.
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Understanding cultural differences among developers emerged as a key issue to address when designing APIs, according to a panel at API Strategy and Practice in San Francisco.
Synq has hit the market with a video API designed to bring video capabilities to apps. Unlike many existing video platforms, Synq is not a standalone video management system that brings apps into its ecosystem. Synq hopes that this developer-first mindset will set it apart from other video services.