ooVoo and SeeToo
Partner to provide Engaging
Video Share and Chat Environment
SeeToo as ooVoo’s First Web API Implementation Partner
Demo’ing at Web 2.0 in Booth #734 April 1-2
NEW YORK, NY – March 31, 2009 – ooVoo, the solution of choice for multi-point, high-quality, easy-to-use video communication, announced today that it has entered into an agreement with SeeToo, a web-based application that allows individuals to invite friends and family to watch home videos with them in real time. The agreement allows for ooVoo’s high quality video chat software to be integrated into SeeToo’s web environment, allowing their users to not only watch videos together but to chat about them as they watch, in high-quality ooVoo video and audio. The pairing makes a truly simple and engaging video communication experience.
The SeeToo video sharing experience is very easy to use whether the video is generated by a digital camera, camcorder or webcam: all a user has to do is select the video (or any multimedia file from their computer) to view it on the SeeToo web site. SeeToo requires no upload or any preparation work and can easily handle files of any size from 500Mb to 2Gb and greater. When the user is ready to share the video, they send an IM or an email link to friends. Once the friend clicks on the link in the IM or email, the simultaneous viewing experience begins!
ooVoo’s high quality, multi-person video chat solution now brings even more to the SeeToo sharing experience: the ability for friends to laugh, cry, joke, and discuss what they are watching, in high quality video. ooVoo’s simple-to-use video chat interface has been seamlessly integrated into the SeeToo web site with the use of ooVoo’s APIs. This allows face-to-face communication with friends, family and colleagues around the world—while sharing video and multimedia files.
“Every day, ooVoo connects millions of family members, co-workers, friends and online communities through remarkably clear and highly superior video quality. We are very excited to launch our first open API Partner, SeeToo, to help innovative development teams and partners implement our video conversations into their platforms,” said Tom Herman, Vice President of Product Marketing and API “Evangelist” for ooVoo. “ooVoo understands the importance of high quality when connecting with friends, businesses colleagues and family over video communication.
“SeeToo continues to partner with best of breed companies such as AOL (AIM and ICQ) for IM, and Justin.TV for webcam broadcasting to bring a superior experience to our users,” said Yoav Ilan, co-founder and head of business development for SeeToo. “ooVoo’s high-quality video and elegant API allowed us to provide a unique and powerful collaborative service where users can interact using pre-existing video files in tandem with live web cameras, instantaneously and with little effort. “
In addition to enhanced user capabilities, developers can now add ooVoo’s high quality video chat rooms to their own sites or build widgets and applications on top of the ooVoo high quality video communication platform. Developers benefit from ooVoo software’s best-in-class features including advanced synchronization of audio and video, building blocks for customization and browser-based, multipoint video chat. For Web sites, blogs, media, businesses, social networks, etc., these features offer the opportunity to enhance consumer engagement and interaction. Adding a stream of revenue and marketing exposure for developers, ooVoo will eventually promote developer-created applications in an online video chat application store for purchase and download by millions of global users.
ooVoo provides a high-quality webcam video chat and communication service that delivers a meaningful way for people to call and connect over the Internet. ooVoo’s technology enables people to experience a face-to-face conversation and share a full range of emotions as if they are in the same room together, whether they are across the street or across the globe. ooVoo’s superior quality video and audio are available to anyone with a computer, broadband connection and a web camera, for real-time video calls with up to six friends, relatives and colleagues simultaneously. ooVoo offers high-resolution video, video conversation recording, telephony, video messaging, instant message chat and file sharing amongst other capabilities.
Founded in 2006, SeeToo offers the first and only Instant Video Sharing solution, allowing users to immediately stream video files of any size or digital video format from their computer. Users watch and control the same fully synchronized video simultaneously and can message back and forth using an embedded IM platform. This application offers users a unique communal viewing experience not found in any other video solution. To date, SeeToo's solution has been adopted by hundreds of thousands of users' worldwide.