The long-waited Android YouTube Player API has finally been set loose for the Android app developers in the wild.
On Dec 22nd,the long awaited YouTube Player API was released for Android app developers.
This means developers can access some new tools that should bring the ubiquitous video service snuggly inside any app that wants to use it. This includes high-quality playback for devices running Android 2.2 and above, easier integration there-of due to a change in how to call the videos, full screen and orientation mode support, closed captions display, support for YouTube ads and the ability to program most elements of the playback experience natively within your app.
The tools have already been put to use by some partners who got early access, including one of our favourite social feed-readers Flipboard.
The company announced: "Adding a high-quality video experience to your Android application just got a whole lot easier.
"Starting today, you can embed and play YouTube videos in your app using the new YouTube Android Player API."
Among the applications that were granted early access and have already employed the API are Flipboard and Buzzfeed.
More details about Flipboard.
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