Following an all night hack, a spirited game of 2 am laser tag, a voting finale in speed-geek format (think speed dating for hackers), and with the support and advice of over 15 developer evangelists from some of the leading API providers, the winners of ProgrammableWeb’s first APIcon hackathon were announced yesterday at APIcon. Winners included two security camera apps, an automated travel expenditure app for the connected car, and a machine language chat support client. Teams were given one main criteria (to use as many of the sponsored APIs as possible) and encouraged to unleash their creativity.
Everywhere anyone looks these days it seems like there is a video surveillance camera somewhere nearby. But there’s a world of difference between capturing video and actually be able to turn those videos into a form of an intelligence that someone could actually act on.
Microsoft Cognitive Services Video
||The Microsoft Cognitive Services Video API provides cloud based face detection and tracking, and supports detecting motion, stabilizing, and creating thumbnails from video. This API can detect up to...||Recognition||05.26.2016|
YouTube Mobile Data Plan
||The YouTube Mobile Data Plan offers Quality of Experience (QoE) optimization by identifying the user's data plan. This API includes two parts, one is used to establish the user's data plan with an...||Optimization||05.23.2016|
||The Zeit Now API allows developers to programmatically orchestrate Node.js deployments in the cloud. Zeit is a project designed to make cloud computing as easy and accessible as mobile computing. The...||Cloud||05.18.2016|
Bing Video Search
||The Bing Video Search API returns a list of relevant videos from a search query, and offers metadata such as publisher and creator info, encoding format, video length, and view count. This API...||Search||05.13.2016|
||FitPay offers payment processing enabled by user biometric information. Consumers will not be required to carry cash, credit cards or even a smartphone when integrating this API. This payment...||Payments||05.10.2016|