HeyWatch recently launched its Robot API to make it easier for developers to integrate the company’s video encoding platform into third-party applications. HeyWatch, which is based in France, takes the work out of video conversion and encoding.
LaunchPad Recruits has an extremely simple and clear business plan, and therefore a potentially powerful one. It aims to help companies sift through job applicants faster by supplying video interviews of those applying. Employers can watch the video of them responding to questions, and look at a resume before deciding on a face to face meeting. Have you ever been hiring, only to start an interview based on a prospect's resume and find instantly that the person is not a good match? You can end up wading through an interview, looking in vain for ways to end it early. (See graphic.) The LaunchPad Recruits REST API aims to avoid this by having candidates answer the employer's questions on video before any face to face meeting takes place.
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Live video startup Justin.tv has released a comprehensive API for consuming, organizing and creating content on its site. With it, the company hopes to be a platform for live video.