ooVoo at Web 2.0 in San Francisco
The dust has settled on a highly successful Web 2.0 conference in San Francisco. I was surprised at how many people attended and the traffic at the ooVoo both was busy the whole time. We even got some coverage from bub.blicio.us.com. Watch it here.
At Web 2.0 we announced an update to our open API which allows people to show smaller video conversations on their web sites. Many of our partners have requested this and in the past it was only available to partners who have paid to turn off advertising, but now we can show smaller ad sizes in the ooVoo embeddable video chat client.
In addition, we launched a new set of REST APIs targeted at user account management. Stay tuned for more APIs in the weeks to come.
Finally, we also told everyone about our first developer contest (with a $2500 prize!) We’ve already had a couple of submissions, but I thought it would be good to take the chance to tell everyone about it again and to suggest some application ideas. If you would like to compete, here are some suggestions to get your creative juices flowing:
- Telemedicine application (charge by the minute consults)
- Firefox Plugin which allows users to video chat right out of their FF browser
- Facebook Video Chat Application (Maybe combined with a FireFox plugin)
- Media sharing room: create a Flickr/ooVoo Mashup
- Family reunion web site
- Tutoring web site or application
- ooVoo dating app
- Fantasy sports web site with live video
- Topical Chat room sites powered by ooVoo
- Auction site
- Talk show application/widget
- ooVoo video powered technical support application
- Focus group application for market research
- Applications for the deaf community
- Gambling or gaming web site, application, or mashup