Zoom, the cloud collaboration services company that saw its fortunes rise sharply in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, is taking aggressive steps to woo developers to its platform. The company, which at one point in 2020 was handling more than 300 million daily meeting participants and adjusted its fiscal year 2021 forecast by more than 30%, to $2.39 billion, this week at its two-day virtual Zoomtopia 2021 event unveiled a host of new updates to its Zoom Developer Platform that touched on everything from SDKs and APIs to the App Marketplace and integrations.
Zoom is adding React Native to its Video SDK so developers can write code once to build customizable video-based apps for Android and iOS devices. There also is a host of new Zoom Meeting SDK apps on the App Marketplace — which already has more than 1,500 apps available — ranging from a Video API for real-time insight to video session performance, Granular Scopes for allowing apps to pull only authorized and necessary data and an Enhanced Meeting SDK for Web for enabling developers to integrate the Zoom Meetings client into a website.
They’ve got to put more money into that and just find a way to make Zoom the de facto standard for developers in the communications space.