Build your live video apps with Justin.tv and Heroku

You probably already know all about our friends and fellow Y Combinator alumni at Justin.tv. For the last couple of years, they’ve been driving an explosion of live video content on the web, streaming thousands of channels featuring events and people from all over the world.

Today, things are about to get even more interesting as Justin.tv launches an extensive API that allows you to build your own live video apps using Justin.tv’s existing content and their technology platform. Whether you’re looking to enhance your own lifecasting project, or add video-based customer service to your company’s website, the Justin.tv API enables a whole new generation of exciting mashups blending live video with other content sources.

An exciting new API needs useful examples, of course, and not only have the guys over at Justin.tv built some really cool ones, they’ve also chosen to host some of them – like Hot Or Not Live – on Heroku. We’re psyched to see this, because we think that the combination of instant, provisionless deployment and easy scalability makes Heroku the ideal spot to launch your Justin.tv app and watch it take off.

To get started, check out the sample code for Hot or Not Live as well as the official API docs wiki.

We hope you’ll have lots of fun with the API, and please remember to tell us all about the cool stuff you’re building with Justin.tv and Heroku. We’d love to hear from you.

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