mailVU provides video API for Startup Weekend


mailVU, a local company with offices in Packard Place, is pleased to be a sponsor of Charlotte Startup Weekend. mailVU will provide a video API free of charge to all teams that want to incorporate video recording, upload, and distribution into their project.

mailVU will also continue the API service at the $500/month level for one full year, free of charge, to all the teams that continue forward with their project after the competition.

How mailVU’s Video API works:

  • Your app sends an API request to record or upload a user video
  • Videos are encoded to multiple formats to play on tablets, smartphones, and computers
  • mailVU provides API callback with video message URL
  • Access the video to display, send video email, or download

The Video API includes the following functions:

  • Webcam Video Recorder
  • Adjustable recorder time limit
  • Upload pre-recorded videos
  • Video hosting
  • Video streaming
  • Distribute video via email
  • Download source video files
  • Add, Change, Delete Users
  • A developer dashboard is included to track the logs for video recording activity.

Examples of webcam recording in projects:

  • To access the Video API:recording and displaying profile videos
  • recording and sending video gift messages and thank you messages
  • webcam recordings for online resumes/CVs
  • testimonials and user feedback in video
  • video auditions and karaoke contests
  1. Sign up for the free account on
  2. Review the documentation on
  3. Start building your app!

mailVU personnel will be available over the weekend to answer questions and help the teams get started. The Charlotte community has been very supportive of mailVU and we are pleased to be able to give back to the community through this sponsorship!
Charlotte startup mailVU was founded in 2010 and became the first tenant of the Packard Place Garage in 2011. mailVU won the 2011 Charlotte Venture Challenge, 2011 Fall NC IDEA Grant, 2011 TiE-Carolinas Velocity Program, and was named in the Top 101 Most Useful Websites on the Internet. For more information see our website or contact us at info at