Persony Releases Web Conferencing 2.0 API

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Persony web conferencing API allows Web 2.0 services to seamlessly add real-time collaboration.

Persony, Inc. a leading developer of private label web and video conferencing software, today announced the release of its Web Conferencing 2.0 API. The API allows any Web 2.0 services to easily and seamlessly add real-time web and video conferencing features to their services.

Persony Web Conferencing 2.0 is a Flash®-based web and video conferencing solution that allows meeting participants to share their desktop, webcams, photos, presentation slides, whiteboard, streaming video and audio, all from an easy-to-use web interface, and without downloading special software. Persony licenses software to customers or service providers that host it using their own web servers.

The REST-style API, similar to those used by Google and Facebook, is designed for simple integration with other web services and is programming language independent. Client services use standard HTTP GET, POST, PUT and DELETE methods to access, create, change and delete objects in a private label Persony Web Conferencing 2.0 site that can be embedded in a client service. For example, a client service can create a new member, schedule a meeting, invite attendees, start a meeting and get a list of meeting attendees, all using the API. The API provides a set of client callback hooks that are invoked when certain meeting events occur. For example, when a member launches a meeting, a client service callback can redirect the member to a custom meeting page. The API also supports OpenSAM Single-Sign-On (SSO) API to allow a client service to authenticate and sign in a member.

A number of Web 2.0 services are in the process of adding support for the Persony Web Conferencing 2.0 API. ShareMethods, one of the Persony reseller partners, has used the API to add real-time web collaboration to their ShareOffice product, an on-demand document collaboration application running on Salesforce.com's AppExchange platform.

The Web Conferencing 2.0 API is available immediately to all Persony customers and resellers free of charge. Developers can access the Web Conferencing 2.0 API documentation at http://now.persony.com/?page=HELP.    

About Persony, Inc.
Persony's solution already enables many service providers to offer fully branded, feature-rich and easy-to-use web collaboration services at very affordable pricing. Persony's patent-pending "smart-client" technology puts the intelligence of a collaborative application on the client side and uses standard web servers to connect remote users. By leveraging the millions of web servers in existence, Persony's solution can be deployed anywhere and at a fraction of the cost of other solutions. The smart-client approach is a disruptive technology that allows individuals and small businesses to afford applications that were once only available to larger corporations. For more information about the company, visit http://www.persony.com.

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