Plectica Launches VideoKit, a Developer-Friendly Solution for Integrating Video Calls into Collaboration Apps

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Open and extensible tool makes it easy for developers to embed flexible video calling into any custom application

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All of the developers, creative studios, and independent software vendors tackling these challenges today can use VideoKit to easily integrate an optional video layer into their custom application in just minutes, so they can focus on their core competencies and accelerate time to market.

Plectica LLC, a productivity software company, today introduced VideoKit, a platform for developers that provides a fast and easy way to embed flexible video features into any software product or service, including custom apps built for virtual events, multiplayer games, remote work and other apps for collaboration and socializing.

Connecting and collaborating with others remotely - for work, school, or leisure - has become the new normal during COVID-19. As a result, many companies are developing new applications with features that replicate and even improve upon the best aspects of in-person experiences and events.

These applications could be anything from a platform for hosting virtual events, to an HR tool for conducting remote interviews and assessments, to a yoga studio that wants to stream live group workouts, to an e-learning app where teachers and students can play educational multiplayer games together. There are countless opportunities for adding face-to-face interactions to enhance how people work, meet, and mingle online.

“Because of COVID and continued social distancing guidelines, people have realized that video conferencing software like Zoom and Microsoft Teams are not silver bullets and don’t really work well for running many kinds of virtual events, conducting remote learning, or even casually socializing with family and friends,” said CEO Adam Riggs. “All of the developers, creative studios, and independent software vendors tackling these challenges today can use VideoKit to easily integrate an optional video layer into their custom application in just minutes, so they can focus on their core competencies and accelerate time to market.”

VideoKit is differentiated from other video platforms in how easy it is to get up and running. Whereas other tools may take days or weeks for developers to integrate into their applications, it's common for integrations with VideoKit to take just a few hours worth of developer effort.

Key Features for Customizing an App’s Video Call Experience:

  • Video Streams and Controls: Control the layout and appearance of your video call interface by adding style parameters or your own external stylesheet URL
  • Screensharing: Leverage the browser Screen Capture API to let call participants to share their desktop, window, or tab
  • Participants details: Allow call participants to manage their public details, like their name and avatar, or pass along user attributes your app already uses
  • Non-verbal feedback: Foster non-verbal communications that don’t require unmuting, like emoji reactions, statuses, and direct feedback
  • Chat: Message call participants in real-time using text-based chat with built-in previews, links, files, and notifications

VideoKit is offered by the same company that developed Team.Video, a video conferencing platform designed to inspire increased engagement in meetings and empower organizations to measure and improve the health of their meeting culture.

Sign up for VideoKit here https://videokit.io/signup to test and launch personal projects and MVPs using a customizable set of features.

About Plectica and Team.Video
Plectica develops productivity software to help remote teams work more effectively together. The company’s video conferencing platform Team.Video facilitates enjoyable, efficient and productive remote meetings. Team.Video’s browser-based platform provides a superior user experience with solutions for better meeting workflow and collaboration such as timed agendas and collaborative note taking. With Team.Video, users can easily schedule and launch a meeting on desktop and select mobile browsers, including with a Chrome extension, and interact on a clean intuitive interface. Team.Video can also provide customized meeting analytics that enable organizations to make data-driven decisions about their meeting culture. For more information, please visit https://team.video.

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