YouTube has released its new Android API (Application Programming Interface), which will allow application makers to integrate the video hosting website in their apps in a better way.
Till now, YouTube integration in apps would push a user into the YouTube’s webpage, which did not offer consistent experience. With this new API, developers will able to embed high-quality videos to their apps.
Available for apps for Froyo devices or later, the API provides access to full-screen videos and orientation change support, as well as caption display, support for YouTube ads, and direct access to the Android YouTube app.
Applications like 9Ã—9.tv, Soundtracking, Buzzfeed, Fitness Flow and Flipboard are already taking advantage of the new API, building YouTube videos directly into their Android apps.