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Why ActivePlace partnered with Coconut to outsource video encoding for its wellness social network?

October 07, 2020 Customers

We are so excited to announce that Coconut teams up with ActivePlace.

ActivePlace is the only social network that specialises in sports, health, fitness and wellness lifestyles. It is built for people that want to get more out of their active lives, and furthermore, get more out of their personal and professional lives as a result. Come to ActivePlace to discover and connect with likeminded people and businesses, publish your own active related content that inspires and informs, and learn and be inspired from users on the platform who are living great active lives and doing great things.


We had the chance to interview Trent Allan, Business Growth Expert at ActivePlace.

Trent, why did you decide to move your video encoding to the Cloud for ActivePlace?

We were looking at one of the obvious options for encoding video, which was Brightcove and although they had an amazing account rep who was very helpful, we liked Coconut for two reasons. Those reasons were lower prices, and a more simple and easy to understand API.

Why did you choose Coconut?

We liked the simplicity of developing using Coconut in comparison to other providers out there. The simplicity of their website matches the simplicity of their API documentation, and implementation; something extremely rare in my experience.

How fast and handy was your integration with Coconut?

Simple, simple, and simple. I would like to say something as simple as breaking a coconut, but that would be a lie because it's far simpler then even that.

Trent Allan Business Growth Expert at ActivePlace
"We got our website live within 3 months [...] and we could not have done it without Coconut API and rockstar customer support."

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