Virtuix Omni is a virtual reality interface, an omnidirectional treadmill video game peripheral to maneuver within virtual reality games. The Virtual Omni SDK gives developers the necessary information to fully leverage the interface.
EVE Online, the internet spaceship game that puts all of it's players into one virtual universe, recently announced plans to license and monetize its EVE Online API. The proposed license would allow developers to make money from apps using the API in return for an annual fee. The details of the new licensing program were released by game developer CCP shortly after it's annual fanfest in Reykjavik, Iceland. EVE's player community quickly attacked parts of the license, prompting CCP to suspend the changes until later this summer when some of the concerns can be addressed.
When it comes to video (and audio), it seems every device uses its own special format. There is a good chance the format used by your camera can’t just be copied to a web site and viewed as is. The process of converting between formats is known as transcoding. It is a CPU intensive job, and with hundreds of formats to choose from presents developers with a significant challenge. Zencoder is a new web service that is looking to provide a solution.
Online video is hot and so are online video APIs. We recently added the Vimeo API to our listings and this brings the total number of APIs at ProgrammableWeb to 19 (see them all here). The king of these is still the YouTube API but for developers there are lots of choices.