Are Video Apps The Next Big Thing? Dailymotion API Goes Public

Today online video sharing site Dailymotion announced that it is opening its Application Programming Interface (API) to the public.

Today online video sharing site Dailymotion announced that it is opening its Application Programming Interface (API) to the public. Through the new open API, developers will be able to access and use Dailymotion’s core functions, including uploads, playlists, channels and more, within their own sites and applications. This is big news for developers, as well as for Dailymotion, who is likely to get more coverage once developers start using their API in video apps on the iPhone, iPad, Android and beyond.

According to a press release on Business Wire, “The Dailymotion API has been specially designed to be as easy to use as possible; in particular, thanks to the development kids (SDK) provided, a developer can create apps that range from video uploading apps to channel specific apps or interactive apps that make use of Dailymotion video content and sharing capabilities. The full range of Dailymotion functions will be integrated into this API as they go along.”

For starters, the SDKs for the new open API are available in JavaScript, PHP and Objective C (for iPhone, iPad and Mac). Action Script (Flash) and Python are under development and are on the way. Other programming languages are set to follow, based upon demand. Dailymotion’s goal is to make their API available to as many developers, on as many platforms as possible. Developers can read more on the Dailymotion API on the new API section of the Dailymotion website.

As the Dailymotion API is a new feature, Dailymotion wants to encourage developers to work with it and are therefore offering developers the chance to promote the way in which they’ve used the API. You can submit your application to Dailymotion at appsubmit@dailymotion.com.

I, for one, am really excited to see what sorts of apps developers will come up with. There are already a number of cool websites and applications that take advantage of the YouTube API, but now that Dailymotion is in on the open API fun I’m sure we’ll be seeing cool stuff done with this top online videos site as well. Developers– do you think you’ll be using the new Dailymotion API in the future?