Video is an increasingly important component for websites and apps, as consumer demand for and consumption of video content is growing. Companies still pre-transcoding video or working with in-house transcoding systems may want to consider cloud-based API solutions such as Cloudinary.
For developers looking for an easy way to collect videos from users' webcams for a variety of applications, CameraTag could be just the thing. The company provides an the CameraTag API that makes it possible to add webcam video recording to websites with just one line of code. The folks at CameraTag are quite confident that their product is better and more cost effective than competitors such as framey, nimbb and framebase, that they've even included a head-to-head comparison of features and prices on their website.
Nokia this week released version 1.2 of its Imaging SDK. The new developer tools, which were announced by CEO Stephen Elop at Microsoft's Build conference in San Francisco, will allow developers to add a wide range of new features to their own camera applications. The SDK applies to devices running Windows Phone 8.0 and Windows Phone 8.1. Nokia claims the SDK will let even entry-level devices run compelling and complex imaging applications thanks to optimization and low-memory requirements.