Photo APIs have long been a staple of developer applications. There are more than 350 photo APIs in the ProgrammableWeb directory and almost 800 photo mashups. However, most applications integrate with photo sharing services, like the Flickr API and Instagram API, missing the real power of photo APIs. This post identifies four ways that APIs are getting smart by using image recognition technology to find faces, words and more.
Today in APIs: Lambda Labs Provides an Open Source Face.com Replacement, Google Announces AdWords API Downtime, Facebook Spotlights Tripl, and 11 New APIs
Lambda Labs provides a much needed replacement to the Face.com Facial Recognition API. Google announced API downtime that goes beyond the immediate future. Facebook spotlights Tripl. Plus: An app expands collaboration tools in LinkedIn Groups, a Cool interactive map mashup of US Presidential Election and 11 New APIs.
Microsoft Cognitive Services Computer Vision
||The Microsoft Cognitive Services Computer Vision API analyses images and returns information about them. It can be used to filter mature content or to detect faces in an image. Information such as...||Recognition||05.20.2016|
||Prodigi is a U.K. based on demand printing service which offers framing, art consultancy, and worldwide fulfillment. The Print API can be used to integrate the international on demand fulfillment...||Printing||04.18.2016|
Be Like Bill
||The Be Like Bill API is used to integrate "Be Like Bill" meme creation functionality to websites. The Be Like Bill meme is a stick figure that ignores trolling or offensive behavior that he runs...||Engagement||04.15.2016|
||The Classeur API allows developers to access their written content and resources. Classeur is a services for writing notes, documents, and blogs using Markdown. Users can create an unlimited number...||Writing||04.09.2016|
||The ShieldSquare API allows users to prevent bot intrusion and content scraping. The API can help to prevent price scraping from commerce sites, ticket scalping, content theft, and other intrusive...||Security||04.08.2016|