WhyGo Announces API for Booking Video Conferences

Eric Carter, Founder & Corporate Counsel, Dartsand
Sep. 06 2012, 09:00AM EDT

WhyGo, a leading public video conference booking service, has released the WhyGo API to simplify booking further than it already has. WhyGo maintains over 3,000 video conferencing facilities around the globe. The API will allow third-party developers to integrate booking services to any of the 3,000+ facilities within their existing applications. James Matthews, WhyGo CEO, commented: "We are very excited to release our API to interested third party providers. This helps us grow our distribution in markets we just don't have the specialized resource or experience in."

WhyGo is already "the world’s largest online booking system of public and private video conferencing and telepresence facilities." However, the API should expand its customer base through new partnerships. For example, Matthews described a new parternship with GVN: "We don’t have the expertise in travel management so working with a company like GVN makes good sense for us and helps them deliver best of breed solutions for travel management companies like FCMTravel, Globalstar and BCD Travel."

The API provides access to more than simple reservation features. Developers can access lists of locations, prices, availability, and booking. For 1,100 sites, users can retrieve real-time data and instant confirmations. WhyGo will continue to release more features via the API as customers request it. Those interested in additional features or access to the API should email the team at APIenquiries@whygo.net.

Eric Carter Eric is the founder of Dartsand and Corporate Counsel for a specialty technology distributor. He is a frequent contributor to technology media outlets and also serves as primary legal counsel for multiple startups in the Real Estate, Virtual Assistant, and Software Development Industries. Follow me on Google+

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[...] Have you ever needed a space for a conference, but couldn’t find one? WhyGo, a public video conferencing service, aims to end that problem with the release of the WhyGo API. Currently, WhyGo has 3,000 and counting facilities within their application. With the API release that number will surely grow and so will the API upon customer request. To learn more about the WhyGo API visit the WhyGo site and read the WhyGo API blog post. [...]