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Wowza GoCoder SDK App Challenge: Our Finalists

October 26, 2016 by Lisa Wong

GoCoder SDK App Challenge graphic, $10K in cash & prizes

I’m really excited to share the four finalists for the live mobile streaming app contest. We had a lot of activity, with interest from more than 200 developers around the world. It was fun to see Wowza developers' ideas turn into iOS and Android apps. One of the apps is already in production and available on the Apple Store and Google Play.

The GoCoder SDK greatly reduces development time with a cross-platform API to simplify capturing and streaming live video and audio. And we launched the GoCoder SDK app challenge to encourage mobile app developers to innovate with live streaming. What kind of apps would they create? What problems would they solve? What fun ideas would come out of the challenge?

Here are the four developer finalists (listed in alphabetical order):

 

Above Rocks

Do you want to keep up with the latest fashion without having to go from store to store? This iOS app provides an in-store shopping experience through live streaming, with curation by style bloggers. Grow your following by telling your stories and sharing your favorite products.

 

beBee

Live Buzz is the new live streaming video feature in the beBee app, leveraging its affinity-based social network of more than 11 million users worldwide. Whether you’re interested in professional networking or connecting with others with similar hobbies, now you can live-stream to all your followers. At your favorite band's concert, on the trip of a lifetime, or just celebrating a special event? It's easy to share. Miss someone’s Live Buzz? No worries—all recordings are available as video on demand so you can watch them later. Check out the beBee website for more detail.

 

MPlay Media

Capture events as they unfold, and stream the action live as well as on-demand. Geotagging of live streams from all users of this iOS and Android app means audiences can zero in on events taking place in a particular locale. Users can access their own live streams in a desktop browser or mobile device, or via the admin dashboard in the app. Additionally, all recordings are available for on-demand streaming anytime.

 

Oxagile

The Oxagile team’s submission gives developers a quick and easy way of integrating the GoCoder SDK with apps based on the Unity game engine. iOS and Android developers will be able to deliver live experiences to gamers and others ready for VR, AR, or 360-degree streaming.

 

We'll be announcing the winner on November 1 at 9:30 AM PT. Watch the announcement live on Facebook and keep an eye on our @WowzaDev Twitter account.

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Lisa Wong

Lisa Wong, head of developer relations and community at Wowza, has over 20 years' experience with digital media, publishing technologies, and live streaming. She is a proven leader in engineering organizations as the customer advocate and is passionate about continually improving the user experience.