Kaltura Launches App Marketplace

Open source online video platform, Kaltura said today it has launched a global marketplace for publishers, developers, technology companies, and service providers to share and trade in video applications and services connected to its platform.

The Kaltura Exchange connects developers and service providers to publishers, value-added-resellers looking to expand on the Kaltura platform. The Exchange now in beta, includes plugins, extensions, applications, and solutions at all layers of the video stack, from ingestion, transcoding, management, metadata extraction, SEO, publishing, monetization and analytics.

Applications in the Kaltura Exchange are divided into a number of categories, such as skins, themes, language packs, plugins for the Kaltura video player, remixer, and other video tools, client libraries in different programming languages, and stand-alone widgets and apps.

Many applications are available for free, and include the source code, and developers can also choose to charge service fees and license terms where relevant.

“With its open source video framework, Kaltura has made the video application development life-cycle extremely easy and cost-effective,” said Dr. Shay David, Kaltura VP of Business and Community Development.

“The Kaltura Exchange facilitates a convenient and simple-to-use marketplace where publishers can find new apps and services to enhance their video experience, and developers and service providers can promote and generate revenue from their apps, services and unique expertise.

By Mike Sachoff

Mike is a staff writer for WebProNews. Visit WebProNews for the latest ebusiness news.

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