How can I submit the token of a recorded video in an html form?

You can either listen to the submission event, or let our system automatically add the token of the recorded video to your html form.

Our system either creates or uses your hidden input field to store the token of the recorded video. Let the name of the hidden input field be video token. You can then configure the recorder as follow:

<ziggeo ziggeo-input_bind='videotoken'></ziggeo>

Yep, that’s it.

Ziggeo’s Recruiting Tool Now Adds Resume Attachments

Ziggeo’s recruiting tool just got better. In addition to requesting videos answering your questions, you can now let candidates upload their resumes. You can find more information about Ziggeo’s recruiting tool here on Ziggeo.

The first hundred minutes of video is still free. And it’s less than 3 cents per video after that (see Pricing).

Hacking on Ziggeo’s API at Hack the North Hackathon

We had a blast this past weekend at Hack The North Hackathon.

We learned so much sponsoring the hackathon from testing out Ziggeo’s API to finding creative uses for it. And in the process we got to meet talented engineers who represent the future of technology. We just wish more women would participate (sigh).

We saw three cool hacks that made use of Ziggeo’s API for video recording/playback.

The first, which won Ziggeo’s prize, is called Refue, and was developed by Will, Vahe and Vadim. Using our API, the winning team hacked up a Disqus-like widget that includes video reviews with up-voting.

We also wanted to give a shout out to Pass It On, a system for viral video-sharing. Videos are viewable only for a certain period of time (votes keep them visible longer).  You can even track where people are watching the video.

And finally there was QuickVid, a way to send short videos by text, and you control the recording and sending of the videos through voice commands.

Congrats to all the hackers and many thanks to the organizers of Hack the North for a great hackathon.

Ziggeo Releases Automatic Upload to YouTube

Ziggeo is going public! Well, at least our videos are — only if you want them to, of course.

You now have the option from your private Ziggeo dashboard to select which videos you want to upload to YouTube, and with a click of a button, those videos will be automatically uploaded to your YouTube account.

This way:

  • you can still receive videos in your private dashboard and then select the ones you want to display publicly.
  • you can easily get the rights you need before making the videos public (folks can check a box agreeing to rights before submitting their videos)
  • no more downloading and uploading videos to YouTube. We’ve made it easy for both you and your community.
    because you’ve uploaded the videos to YouTube yourself, you control whether links are still active and the videos still there. If you’re relying on someone else’s YouTube account, they can easily take down videos and disable links without your knowledge.

Apple releases bug in iOS 8 Safari

Apple’s newest update to iOS 8 introduced a serious bug to the Safari mobile web browser that prevents any files from being uploading through a web form.

This makes it currently impossible to use our video recorder on iOS 8. We are working hard on fixing this, but at this point it seems like there is no direct workaround for this problem:

The bug in iOS8 Safari that prevents any sort of file uploads or file reading cannot be worked around. Instead, we have added some code that identifies this browser and alerts users. The alert explains the issue a bit, and asks users to switch to Chrome until Apple addresses the bug in iOS8 Safari.

(iOS8 presents serious issues that prevent file uploading)

We will report on any updates as soon as possible.

Ziggeo’s Hello World

The easiest way to play around with Ziggeo is to sign up for our API (it’s free, no credit card required), go to the default application in your dashboard and copy the application token.

Make sure to confirm your email address before continuing, it won’t work otherwise.

Open up your favourite editor and create an index.html using the following code:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
	<head>
		<link rel="stylesheet" href="//assets.ziggeo.com/css/ziggeo-betajs-player.min.css" />
		<script src="//assets.ziggeo.com/js/ziggeo-jquery-json2-betajs-player.min.js"></script>
		<script>ZiggeoApi.token = "INSERT_YOUR_TOKEN_HERE";</script>
	</head>
	<body>
		<ziggeo></ziggeo>
	</body>
</html>

Make sure to replace INSERT_YOUR_TOKEN_HERE by your actual application token.

Finally, serve the page within a webserver. The example page should be presenting you with a video recorder.

After you’ve done your first recording, go back to your dashboard and select the videos tab under your application. Your recording should show up there. Copy the token of video and add the following piece of html to your website:

		<ziggeo ziggeo-video="INSERT_YOUR_VIDEO_TOKEN_HERE"></ziggeo>

Replace the placeholder with your video token. A player should now appear within your page after reloading. Congratulations!

Ziggeo’s Video Recorder Re-Designed

Ziggeo’s video recorder is sporting a new look. It’s been redesigned with a sleeker, chic-er style that we hope will also make for a better user experience.

You can check out our new recorder by demo-ing it here (your recording is private and will be automatically deleted).

And remember, because our video recorder is HTML/CSS-based, you can change the styling as you like for a completely different look and feel.

Many thanks to Phoebe Espiritu for her amazing design work.

If you have any comments about our new recorder we’d love to hear from you. Please contact us at feedback@ziggeo.com