The spherical 360˚ video playing functionality of the NYT360Video simplifies the exploration of video through pan gestures and the gyroscope feature of iOS devices. Users can play the video from a file or network stream through a standard AVPlayer instance. The NYT360Video Objective-C SDK allows developers to embed the 360˚ video playback functionality in iOS apps. Its deployment requires the onwards of iOS 8.
Seventeen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Games, Cryptocurrency and Video. Featured today are APIs for Sewio real-time locating system, CivicFeed API for political action, and Mixer API for streaming video. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
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.
Alcatel-Lucent, a leading global communications solutions provider and the parent company of ProgrammableWeb, has introduced a suite of nine "New Conversation APIs" that provide developers with easy access to IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem) capabilities such as high definition voice and video, audio/video conferencing, interactive voice, messaging and call control. In addition, Alcatel-Lucent has launched a Developer Portal that allows access to the New Conversation APIs and a sandbox for developers to build and test their applications.