TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Factors affecting which API set to use
- APIs Supported by VIDIZMO
- Use-Cases for Each Set of VIDIZMO APIs
- Read Next
Depending upon your business use-case, you will be using one set of APIs or a combination of them to effortlessly integrate with our enriched player controls or to create your own wonderful video-powered sites – reading further shall help you make an informed decision about the available integration options.
Factors affecting which API set to use
There are several factors that affect your decision about which set of APIs would suit your organizational use-case best. A few of them include:
1. The type of application you are trying to integrate with VIDIZMO
VIDIZMO provides you with endless integration possibilities, some of those include, but are not limited to creating an app in SharePoint application, an extension for Chrome, a theme for your WordPress or Drupal CMS site, any other web-based add-ins for your application; creating a .NET application using VIDIZMO data, or running a Windows PowerShell Script.
2. Your current skill set
- .NET Framework
Apart from these programming languages, you may need to have some conceptual knowledge about Object Oriented Programming and an understanding of the workings of REST API architecture. For using Widgets, you also need to know how HTML and CSS works to be able to accommodate custom elements within your webpage.
3. The devices you use to run your code
Given that your own web server (hosted on cloud or on-premise) has support for HTTP protocol requests and has an active connection to VIDIZMO Application server (even if you are not connected to the Internet or Intranet), then you can consume VIDIZMO APIs. For many applications, you can choose from more than one sets of APIs depending upon what you are trying to achieve. Find more about the use-cases later in the article.
APIs Supported by VIDIZMO
Here is an architecture diagram that explains how different sets of APIs are used for integrating with various business applications, each of which have been explained in further detail below:
REST Endpoint Architecture
All APIs under VIDIZMO are based on REST architecture and are accessed via HTTP at specified URLs. These APIs enable the developers to connect with VIDIZMO application server over HTTP protocol. This entails that using REST web technologies, customer organizations can initiate Create, Read, Update, Delete (CRUD) operations in VIDIZMO Portal from within their existing platform.
VIDIZMO APIs allow developers to request information regarding Users and Groups, Videos, Documents, Quizzes and all sorts of supported media types in the Portal, Viewing Analytics and Engagement Reports, etc. Depending upon your business use-case, you can choose a set of APIs to implement certain functionalities. With every new release of feature sets, we add support for more APIs to cater to our customers’ needs.
To learn more about the power of what you may achieve via REST, see: REST API Reference Guide for Developers.
VIDIZMO Player Plugins
VIDIZMO Player allows developers to build apps on top of VIDIZMO Player. Here, VIDIZMO Player shall serve as a foundation or a base platform that will provide you with all necessary events – using which you may design and construct your own infrastructure on top of it.
Let’s take an example of a use-case where you wish to launch a Call-to-Action button right after the point that an end-user has watched 50% of your marketing video. By coding a simple plugin that launches itself upon the event raised by VIDIZMO player as soon as a user completes 50% of the video, shall do the trick.
Similarly, using VIDIZMO Player Plugins, you can automatically navigate a user to a reward page whenever they successfully pass a Quiz embedded at the end of a video – using the Quiz Success event raised by the Player.
To summarize, VIDIZMO player architecture has been laid out in a manner that allows customer organizations to construct an entire ecosystem of functions and apps built on top of our video-powered engine.
These plugins can be incorporated in either inline script or separate .js files, where you can control how your apps interact with the player and vice-versa.
Server-Side Object Model
This set of APIs take you a little deeper into our DLLs (Dynamic-Link Library), since this object model includes classes and members that enable developer community to extend them to add support for a variety of third-party service providers, other than the ones that come built-in the system. One such provider would be to use our object model to integrate with your own preferred Cloud Storage Services provider.
Use-Cases for Each Set of VIDIZMO APIs
If you want to achieve this via integration...
.. then use this set of APIs
Create and design your Web Application using VIDIZMO’s powerful, stand-alone web components
IOS and Android applications built on using hybrid frameworks that eventually convert your code into a web-view.
Native mobile applications which use any web-view components on any of the mobile app screens
Create an iOS or Android Application that collects, utilizes and performs operations on resources from VIDIZMO
REST API Endpoints
Integrate with an existing application built on any programming model to collect, utilize and perform various operations on resources from VIDIZMO
REST API Endpoints
Utilize VIDIZMO resources to visualize engagement trends and other data analytics provided by the platform
REST API Endpoints
Use data regarding various VIDIZMO resources (e.g. Quiz/Survey) to automate business workflows and run marketing campaigns
REST API Endpoints
Create an extension for another Storage/Encoding Provider
Server Object Model
Create your own business apps (Call-to-Actions, Lead Generation forms) on top of our VIDIZMO Player
Incorporate third-party plugins at configurable instances of VIDIZMO Player
Collect crucial information from VIDIZMO Player events, and launch your own workflows within them
Here is a list of articles that shall further your understanding about VIDIZMO APIs: