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Bring Industry-Leading Video to Your Application with Zoom’s Video SDK

Bring Industry-Leading Video to Your Application with Zoom’s Video SDK

Video communication creates endless possibilities for engagement and collaboration, which is why we released our Video Software Development Kit (SDK). Our Video SDK enables developers to leverage Zoom’s industry-leading HD video, audio, and interactive features to build video-based applications and desktop experiences with native user interfaces.

With the ability to build the reliability and scale-ready performance of Zoom’s video-first unified communications platform into their products and applications, developers are able to leverage our Video SDK to create new and exciting experiences. Using our Video SDK, developers can drive customer engagement and provide new opportunities for revenue without being tied to the Zoom Meetings user interface.

The future of customer engagement 

Video-based customer experiences will play an increasingly large role in customer engagement as we move into the future. According to industry analyst Zeus Kerravala, principal analyst at ZK Research, “Video usage is at an all-time high. The next wave of video-based experiences will be driven by embedding video directly into business and consumer applications that seamlessly improve workflows and enhance social interaction. Zoom’s Video SDKs are easy to work with, and enable nimble development of fully customizable video-based applications.”

Let’s take a look at a few of the potential types of experiences that developers can build using our Video SDK: 

Social: Developers can integrate Zoom’s functionality into social media applications to create reliable and engaging communications experiences, such as on-the-go live streaming with interactive chat.

Social SDK

Gaming: Using Zoom’s HD video and audio and interactive features, developers can build desktop gaming apps that offer new opportunities for audience engagement. 

Gaming SDK

Retail: Organizations can leverage Zoom’s interactive features to create unique shopping experiences that are tailored to customers and drive revenue. 

Retail SDK

Using Zoom’s Video SDK, developers can enhance their customers’ experience, creating applications and functionalities that reduce friction in the user experience, provide opportunities for audience engagement, and improve accessibility. 

For example, Lingmo, a cloud-based AI translation software provider, leveraged Zoom’s Video SDK to build Lingmo Captions, which provides instant translated captions for meetings. This application not only enables communication between people who speak different languages, but also enhances the user experience by providing additional opportunities for engagement. 

“Zoom’s fully customizable Video SDK was a good fit for us because it worked seamlessly with our technology and enabled us to assist enterprise customers in a new way. Zoom’s Video SDK allowed us to accelerate the development of our solution, and gave us the flexibility to enhance our product offering for our customers.” – Danny May, CEO & Co-Founder, Lingmo International.

Seamlessly grow your business with the Zoom Developer Platform

Our Video SDK is an important component of the Zoom Developer Platform, which allows service providers and developers to build apps and integrations on top of Zoom’s unified communications platform and bring video, voice, content sharing, chat, and more to their applications.

We built this platform with developers’ needs and goals in mind, creating a centralized source for the discovery of our developer solutions and tools, easy access to our dedicated support infrastructure and developer community resources, and opportunities for global distribution.

The Zoom Developer Platform includes: 

  • APIs
  • SDKs
  • Chatbots 
  • Webhooks
  • Distribution for applications & integrations

Our latest release includes more detailed performance analytics to give developers additional insights into the performance and usage of their applications on the Zoom App Marketplace. These include user and account level subscription counts, active user and active account metrics, API usage volumes, and more. Over the coming months, we will be releasing even more updates to improve application and integration discoverability. 

Get started with Zoom’s Video SDK

Now it’s easier than ever to get started developing applications with solutions like our Video SDK. We just released a new ‘Buy Now’ option which allows developers to create a Video SDK developer account immediately. After just a few steps, developers can begin building with Zoom’s Video SDK in a matter of minutes.

There’s no charge to get started with up to 10,000 session minutes per month —  additional minutes will be charged on a per-minute basis from that point on. We also offer an annual volume plan that starts with a $1,000 annual commitment and includes 30,000 session minutes per month with additional minutes charged on a per-minute basis. 

If you’re interested in Zoom’s Video SDK but have additional questions before getting started, please select ‘Contact Sales’ on the Video SDK page, fill out the contact details form, and our ISV team will reach out to you shortly.

Visit our Zoom Developer site for more information about our developer platform and our other developer solutions. Be sure to sign up to receive news and updates about what’s coming to our platform! 

You can also visit the Zoom App Marketplace to find apps and integrations that enhance the Zoom experience across Meetings, Webinar, Phone, and Chat, or to get started building an integration with Zoom.

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