Zoom, the video conferencing platform popularized through the pandemic for the whole lot from digital household gatherings to work and faculty collaboration, introduced the discharge Wednesday (July 21) of Zoom Apps and Zoom Occasions.
Zoom Apps permits customers to combine third-party apps into on-line conferences. Thus far, Zoom provides greater than 50 apps, together with Kahoot, an interactive academic software; Dropbox Areas for shared work collaboration; and SurveyMonkey for polling. Zoom Apps construct upon the choices already out there within the Zoom App Market, which hosts greater than 1,500 third-party integrations, in keeping with the corporate.
In an earlier report, Zoom introduced the rollout of a $100 million fund to spend money on software program firms that construct apps utilizing the corporate’s know-how. Investments of between $250,000 and $2.5 million could be earmarked for firms constructing “Zoom apps” that may very well be built-in into the corporate’s videoconferencing software program and add new options.
As reported in Could, Zoom Occasions permits customers to handle and host inside occasions; supply ticketing and registration; and create multi-session occasions, together with conferences, the place company can community in a digital foyer. Zoom Occasions additionally permits event-specific reporting targeted on registration, attendance, and tickets offered.
“I’m thrilled to see our platform imaginative and prescient increase via Zoom Apps and Zoom Occasions, because the world embraces hybrid work, empowering the workforce at this time and into the longer term,” stated Eric S. Yuan, founder and CEO of Zoom. “These improvements will improve the methods by which we join and collaborate with our colleagues, purchasers, mates, relations, and others, bettering productiveness and collaboration whereas sustaining parts of enjoyable and well-being.”
Along with broadening its service with Zoom Apps and Zoom Occasions, Zoom additionally not too long ago introduced the corporate’s enlargement via the $14.7 billion acquisition of cloud contact middle software program firm Five9. The deal is anticipated to shut within the first half of 2022.