For 20 years, RealNetworks® has pioneered online media – bringing online music, radio and streaming video to the Internet in the 90’s and enabling hundreds of millions of users to store, manage and enjoy their music and videos collections with RealPlayer®. In May, we launched RealTimes™ to help families and individuals capture life’s moments through video and photos, turn them into beautiful Story montages and share them across all of their different devices.
But we didn’t want to stop at just making users’ videos and memories available everywhere. The mobile app revolution in the last few years has brought amazing levels of creativity and personalization, as well as funny and quirky ways to play with and share personal media – so much so, that no one app or service could ever capture it all. From karaoke video to photo filters and video stickers, what people want to do with their media content is endless and fascinating.
In light of this, we are excited to introduce the Real Developer Program™ – a suite of programming tools and services that enable third-party developers to integrate the technology behind RealTimes into their apps. RealTimes users will be able to save content created with participating apps to their RealCloud™ accounts as well as bring their existing photos and videos with them into these apps for editing or enhancement. Tools include an iOS SDK, Android SDK and REST API to ensure that the widest selection of apps is able to participate.
The Real Developer Program expands the possibilities of RealTimes to the boundless imaginations of app makers around the world. Software developers will find an eager audience in the millions of mobile video users of RealTimes apps and RealTimes users will enjoy an ever-expanding list of possibilities for enjoying, sharing and transforming their lives’ moments.
To see the Real Developer Program in action, check out the Selvie™ app (selvie.me) – a fun video messaging app for creating split-screen video mashups with your best friends. Selvie was developed in just a few weeks leveraging the Real Developer Program SDKs. Selvie makes it easy for users to share, store and move their silly video mashups between all their devices.
Early registration for the Real Developer Program begins today and details can be found out developer.real.com. This is just the beginning – we encourage developers to join our mailing list for updates over the next several months as we roll out new tools and services for app developers to find an audience in RealTimes.