WebRTC World Feature Article

June 19, 2014

AnyMeeting Opens WebRTC-enabled Conferencing Platform to Partners with New API


AnyMeeting has opened up its WebRTC-enabled conferencing platform with a new partner API. The API lets service providers and other partners integrate the platform or its components into their own offerings, providing an opportunity to quickly add WebRTC-enabled conferencing to a variety of services and solutions.

The company announced the new API at WebRTC Expo in Atlanta this week, where founder and CEO Costin Tuculescu also participated in a panel discussion on “Using WebRTC to Make Money.” And AnyMeeting is certainly putting their money where their mouth is with the new API, which lets service providers easily take advantage of the moneymaking opportunities inherent in WebRTC.

"WebRTC represents a disruptive technology that opens major new opportunities for service providers -- enabling new features, service models and platform economics that will transform the industry,” said Tuculescu. “We're excited to serve partners seeking to tap those opportunities today, leveraging our API and integration experience to build great WebRTC-enabled solutions together."

The move signifies a shift to a broader focus for AnyMeeting, which has concentrated on the SMB market until now. The company boasts more than 500,000 small business users of its conferencing solutions, delivered through the company’s SaaS platform. With WebRTC quickly gaining traction among service providers, offering an open API is a wise choice.

According to research from Disruptive Analysis, the number of WebRTC-enabled devices topped one billion in the first quarter of the year. The company projects nearly four billion PCs, smartphones and tablets will be Web-RTC-enabled by the end of 2016, with nearly a billion users taking advantage of these solutions. Those numbers certainly bode well for service providers and others who are looking to monetize their conferencing and collaboration offerings.

AnyMeeting partners can choose to integrate the company’s entire conferencing platform or browser-based web, video and phone conferencing tools into their own services and solutions. Features that may be quickly added include screen sharing, multi-party video conferencing, online meetings with recording, VoIP-based audio conferencing and webinar capabilities. The API is already in use by several cable operators and telcos and is being used with platforms like Outlook, Zimba and Google Apps.




Edited by Maurice Nagle



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