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ooVoo Releases SDK, Lets Developers Add Video Chat to Mobile Apps
SDK includes resources for adding 720p video chat to iOS and Android smartphone and tablet apps.
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Video chat company ooVoo announced today that it has released a software development kit (SDK) that lets developers add a new level of interactivity to their products. With the SDK, brands can add video chat to iOS and Android apps. OoVoo notes that support for desktop and online use will come in the near future.

The SDK is free, as is ad-supported video chat on the service. Alternatively, users can pay to skip the ads. Users don't need an ooVoo ID to begin chatting. The SDK includes several developer resources, including a sample multi-way video chat application for iOS and Android, along with the full source code. The SDK allows for up to 720p, 30fps video, with support for full screen rendering and wideband audio.

The SDK lets developers create chats with up to 12 simultaneous streams, but the company notes that users can support more than that, if requested. The service is cloud-based, so all video streams pass through ooVoo's cloud infrastructure.

OoVoo says it now has over 80 million registered users, adding 100,000 new users each day. Besides video chat, the platform lets people send text or video messages, or watch YouTube videos together.

"Face-to-face communication really changes the shared experience across all industries, and that's why we're thrilled to put ooVoo's SDK into developers' hands today," says Jay Samit, president of ooVoo.