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Pocketnow is reporting that Apple has developed a new API specifically to be used by the Zoom iPadOS application that will allow app users to use the split screen mode offered by the popular video conferencing platform. Previously the application was unable to offer this feature on the iPad.
Sendbird has announced the release of updates to the Calls API that the company says will provide new group calls functionality for both voice and video. This new API joins Sendbird’s existing chat APIs and provides developers with the tools needed to build social integrations into applications.
Mux Partners With Maestro on Interactive Live Streaming Tech, Highlighting Benefits of API First Design
Mux, a video technology company, has partnered with Maestro, an interactive live streaming platform, to provide creators with a one-stop-shop for everything that they need to build immersive and interactive video experiences. ProgrammableWeb spoke with Mux co-founder and CEO Jon Dahl.
Twilio has provided an update for developers on the status of the beta Video Recording Rules API, which will now move into general availability. The API helps developers handle call recording at a far more granular level than previously possible. Twilio has also added new code samples.
For Zoom, 2020 was a rocket ship that blasted the company’s value well past the Kármán line and into rarefied air, with much of this success being built on the back of the company’s mobile and desktop applications. The company is now hoping to further expand its reach via a new Video SDK.
Facebook has added IGTV metrics to the Instagram Graph API. Developers who have already upgraded to the latest version of the API will immediately be able to access the new datasets. IGTV is a standalone application that Instagram developed to allow for more immersive long-form content.
The McAfee Advanced Threat Research (ATR) team has recently discovered a vulnerability in a video calling SDK provided by Agora.io that could have allowed attackers to join calls uninvited and unannounced. The vulnerable SDK was in use by various connectivity applications.
Livestorm announced the release of its public API. The API will provide Livestorm's customers and integration partners with a new way to access their data, automate processes, and connect Livestorm with any other leading marketing or sales applications with just a few lines of code.
Google announced a new Transcoder API preview. It empowers users to create consumer streaming formats for direct-to-consumer content. This is the first Google API in a series to come for the ddirect-to-consumer market that has exploded in recent years and accelerated during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Today, communications platform provider Twilio announced three new products: Twilio Video Web RTC Go, Twilio Frontline, and the Event Streams API. These new products illustrate the point that organizations using an API-led approach can respond in an agile way to new challenges in the marketplace.
Earlier this year Sendbird announced the Sendbird Calls API to add platform support for voice and video capabilities over IP. Since that time the company had been updating the API and has now announced a new self-service option for the Sendbird Calls APIs.
Ten APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Scanning, Cryptocurrency, and Gambling. Highlights include the Tracehorse API which provides odds for horse racing, the StackStorm API for managing your IT stack, and an API that offers random insults.
Sendbird recently added voice and video functionality for its in-app chat feature, now the company is announcing that the APIs that make this possible are HIPAA compliant. Additionally, Sendbird Desk, the company’s embeddable support feature for chat, social, and video has also achieved compliance.
This week, YouTube developers learned of major compliance changes. They impact videos uploaded with the videos.insert endpoint. API projects created after July 28, 2020 using this endpoint from an unverified API project will be set to private viewing mode until an audit verifies TOS compliance.
Google has released an Android 11 Developer Preview for Android TV. The company says features focus on privacy, performance, accessibility, and connectivity. The idea is to help developers improve the experience for consumers seeking to get the most from their smart TVs and streaming devices.
MuckRock, a non-profit government document sharing provider, has announced a new version of the DocumentCloud API. The API gives users access to every functionality and feature available through the DocumentCloud web interface. DocumentCloud helps journalists organize and track documents.
Sixteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Health, Media, and Auto. Highlights include an API for EV navigation routing, APIs for Dolby.io media platform, an API for AFP news, and APIs from the CDC. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
As a part of Microsoft’s cloud communication API set on Microsoft Graph, the company provides an API called the updateRecordingStatus API. This resource allows for bots to programmatically set up policy-based recordings. Microsoft has now moved this solution into general availability.
Volterra has introduced an end-to-end, encrypted data sharing solution: VoltShare. It is available as software, an API, or SDK. It is used in conjunction with existing data sharing platforms, and aims to both simplify and increase security over other encryption services on the market today.
Last week, Facebook announced its acquisition of Giphy. The Giphy team will become part of Instagram which has enjoyed API integration with Giphy for quite some time. The question becomes, how will app integrations outside of the Facebook family be impacted by the acquisition?