The Truveo video search APIs provide a programmatic interface to access the Truveo index and build applications that feature video search results. The Truveo video search engine is an index containing millions of video files that are available on the Internet. This index is continuously updated, cleaned and expanded to include the latest videos from the most popular video destinations on the Web.
The rich functionality of these APIs enables users to build a wide variety of video-based web applications. Examples of how the APIs can be used include creating search functionality that will let users find video located either in their own video library or on thousands of websites across the Internet, identifying videos relevant to a particular topic or saving and sharing favorite videos and watchlists.
AOL and TopCoder have announced the winners of the Truveo Developer Challenge. As I described in May, the contestants applied AOL's Truveo Video Search API to develop "a cool widget, gadget, mashup or web application." The $100,000 contest awarded $10,000 first place prizes to nine competitors.
In the past two weeks, video related mashups have been the largest category of new mashups added to the ProgrammableWeb mashups catalog. In the two weeks ending on July 6, 25% of new mashups were in the video category.