TeamViewer, remote support and online meeting software provider, has launched the TeamViewer 9 Beta which includes the TeamViewer API. TeamViewer has been a heavily adopted meeting package and is now on its 9th edition. The API launch has been long asked for and TeamViewer expects a two-pronged adoption of the API. Some developers will choose to build custom applications with the API, others will incorporate TeamViewer functions into existing workflows and solutions.
Kornelius Brunner, TeamViewer Head of Product Management, commented:
“In the past we’ve received dozens of emails from users asking if they can integrate TeamViewer as remote support software into their environments. We can finally provide outside developers with access to create sessions from their software and integrate with the data they manage within the TeamViewer infrastructure."
TeamViewer is a leading solution in desktop sharing and collaboration over the internet. TeamViewer is available in over 30 languages, and has been installed over 200 million times across over 200 countries. Its new API strategy should help attract more enterprise customers that can easily integrate TeamViewer functionality into existing infrastructure.
The TeamViewer API comes free with the TeamViewer 9 Beta. The API includes two APIs: the Reporting API and the User Management API. Those interested should visit the integration site. From there, developers can learn how to build with the API, or integrate with existing solutions.
Online collaboration continues to grow. Not only are the increased features of version 9 critical to continued success, also API strategy for any software application seems to be more and more important for relevance. Sharing and collaboration have become buzzwords that many CIOs have invested in to increase productivity. But incorporating such functionality within existing systems lowers cost and time required for implementation.