Wowza Enables Easy Live Mobile Streaming With Release of GoCoder SDK
Wowza Media Systems has released of the Wowza GoCoder SDK (software development kit) for end-to-end mobile live video app development. Organizations of any size can now quickly and affordably create their own new and improved apps that incorporate high-quality live video streaming on iOS and Android platforms, enabling their users to broadcast live from mobile devices anywhere at anytime.
“Our growing global society has an obsession with mobile that continues to drive the reshaping of technology. Mobile broadcasting in particular is exploding, with live video increasingly expected by users who demand real-time access to events,” says Avni Rambhia, Industry Principal, Digital Transformation Practice, Frost & Sullivan. “Given Wowza’s tenure in the streaming industry, it’s a natural evolution for them to have developed this mobile video app toolkit that brings together all aspects of the live video streaming workflow.”
From live-video social apps like Periscope (built on Wowza technology) to aerial reconnaissance via drones, live sporting events and insurance claim damage reporting, the opportunities and uses of live streaming from mobile devices are endless. Deploying these apps quickly, however, and ensuring they can scale while maintaining high performance levels, has historically been expensive and cumbersome.
The Wowza GoCoder SDK simpliﬁes mobile-app development and saves app developers thousands of hours and costly delays through its standard, cross-platform API to capture and stream live video—with broad support for the ever-growing spectrum of connected handheld devices. Direct integration with Wowza Streaming Engine software and the Wowza Streaming Cloud service provides a true end-to-end mobile broadcasting solution, using proven technology to speed time-to-market, lower development costs, and enable unlimited scalability.
“Our use of advanced streaming technology has put us at the forefront of medical innovation and technological leadership,” says Justin C. Anderson, Co-Founder, President and CEO of G9MD. “By using Wowza GoCoder mobile encoding capabilities coupled with G9MD’s Social Business Ecosystem and soon to launch G9MD.TV Live Video Streaming and Broadcasting Platform for Healthcare, we are enabling physicians worldwide to share knowledge and advance surgical techniques through mobile live video streaming. Wowza Media Systems continues to provide innovative, industry-leading streaming technologies that allow G9MD to shape the future of medicine.”
The Wowza GoCoder SDK includes:
- Consistent, cross-platform API footprint – Enables mobile-app support for a wide range of iOS and Android devices through a single API designed to encapsulate platform and device complexity with a consistent, small-footprint API signature.
- Direct integration with proven technology – Allows developers to easily connect Wowza GoCoder to Wowza Streaming Engine media server software and the Wowza Streaming Cloud service through a single configuration interface for streaming and authentication settings.
- Access to advanced features – Provides detailed control of video and audio encoder settings, including support for video resolution up to 4K Ultra HD.
- Dynamic Control – Includes multiple-camera support, enabling dynamic control of focus, exposure, and the flashlight/torch.
“Wowza has been the leader in video and audio streaming technology for almost a decade, and the release of the Wowza GoCoder SDK further enhances our offerings across the entire mobile live video streaming workflow, from capture and encoding, to transcoding and repackaging, to delivery and consumption,” said David Stubenvoll, CEO and co-founder Wowza Media Systems. “We now provide the building blocks and platform to make mobile live broadcasting accessible for any size organization worldwide.”
Wowza representatives will be available for meetings at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, February 22-25.