February 21, 2013

Nimbb – Let Users Submit Videos On Your Site


To create a truly interactive website, you need to give your visitors a voice. Nimbb is a web-app that does just that, offering a way for developers to integrate webcam video recordings into their web projects and giving online users a way to submit their own content in real-time.

Nimbb can be useful in a number of different scenarios. Maybe you’re running an online contest, and you need an easy way for contestants to submit videos for people to vote on. Maybe you’re looking for customer testimonials as a way to bolster your new company’s reputation. Or maybe you’re interested in letting visitors contribute their own content to your fashion website. In any of these cases, Nimbb can help. Just sign-up for a trial and embed the provided HTML code into your site. Visitors on your site can click a link to record videos immediately with their own webcams. These videos are then hosted by Nimbb and available to view or post via a unique URL that Nimbb provides.

Developers who want additional capabilities can use Nimbb’s API. Among the most useful features available to API users is the option to make videos private (so they can only be played from a specific website) and the ability to program Nimbb’s player to your unique specifications, once it’s been integrated into a website or Flash application.

Practical Uses:

  • Let visitors add their own videos to your website
  • Run a contest where users can submit videos for a prize
  • Solicit video testimonials from satisfied customers
  • Use webcam videos for security and identification purposes

Insider Tips:

  • All videos are kept on Nimbb’s server for 30 days
  • People need Adobe Flash Player version 9.0.28 or later installed to use Nimbb’s player
  • Videos are never displayed in any public timelines on Nimbb’s website
  • Nimbb’s recorder won’t work while any other recording apps (like Skype) are open

What we liked:

  • Nimbb has many different applications for web publishers
  • Nimbb handles all aspects of video hosting
  • Developers who need expanded options can use Nimbb’s API
  • It only takes a few minutes to integrate Nimbb into your website

What we didn’t like:

  • Videos can’t be restored once they’re deleted from Nimbb’s servers


  • None

Company Info:

  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: Montreal, Canada
  • Founded by: Benjamin Bérubé
  • Web site:


  • Free plan
  • Bronze plan is $59/month
  • Silver plan is $199/month
  • Gold plan is $299/month
  • Platinum plan is $599/month
  • Corporate plan is $999/month
  • Unlimited plan is $2,499/month

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