Zoom rocket boosts developer platform with apps SDK

You know Zoom, we all do.

But Zoom is not just Zoom, Zoom is Zoom Video Communications, Inc. 

The company has now launched the Zoom Apps SDK for developers.

The Software Development Kit (SDK) includes resources and support to build Zoom Apps within the Zoom client. 

Over 100 Zoom Apps have been published by developer partners to expand ‘meeting experiences’ ranging from meeting productivity, team collaboration and social networking to gaming.

Zoom Apps SDK is a JavaScript SDK that provides access to client features such as setting the Virtual Background while also providing the app context for the interaction. 

Fundamentally, it uses a method to get the meeting context, with identifiers for the user and meeting. 

These identifiers can be used with a comprehensive set of API endpoints from the Zoom Developer Platform, including REST APIs and Webhooks to enrich the app experience.

Asynchronous collaboration

With the Zoom Apps SDK, companies are able to create engaging experiences within Zoom Meetings and in the Zoom desktop window for asynchronous collaboration.

“To meet customer expectations, organisations continue to look for ways to evolve their businesses and scale workflows, which leads to an increased need for developers to have access to develop innovative app capabilities and features,” said Brendan Ittelson, CTO at Zoom. “With the launch of the Zoom Apps SDK, the Zoom Developer Platform continues to expand and offer developers new ways to incorporate video communications and collaboration into their creations, transforming business workflows forever.”

Getting started 

Here’s how to get started:

  1. Build the app: Utilise the Zoom Apps SDK to develop and customise an app.
  2. Complete the submission checklist: Before submitting an app for review, ensure all items are completed in the Submission Requirements. The checklist covers marketing, privacy, legal, support, and technical information.
  3. Submit the app for review: All apps submitted for publication undergo a thorough review, including functional and usability testing, and security and compliance review.
  4. Publish on App Marketplace: Once published, the app will be available to all users through an embeddable button.

To learn more about the Zoom Apps SDK, read the Zoom blog.

Image source: Zoom

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