TokBox, the web-based video chat and conferencing application, has announced a change in directions. Its popular TokBox application shall cease to be available and instead the company will focus on its OpenTok API, with all its energies on increasing API adoption with a developer contest to go along with it. To get the ball rolling, today it's announced 30 new partners already on the platform.
Sure, YouTube gets all the press. And YouTube gets most of the mashups. But when it comes to video APIs, there's a lot more than just YouTube. In fact, there are 100 video APIs, from live content Ustream to micro-vlogging 12 seconds.
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.