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.
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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.
Ditto Photo Reader
||The Ditto Photo Reader API enables users to evaluate a photo (or URL) stream that is provided to Ditto's matching engine. Ditto will determine if any brand in our catalog appears in those photos....||Recognition||11.02.2015|
Ditto Social Stream
||The Ditto Social Stream API provides metadata about public photos that Ditto continuously mines from Twitter and Tumblr. Users choose a basket of brands and the API returns metadata about the photos...||Recognition||11.02.2015|
||The English Dictionary API is a simple RESTful API for obtaining dictionary definitions of English words. The Dictionary API is based on the GNU Collaborative English Dictionary project.||Dictionary||11.02.2015|
Baidu OCR Text Recognition
||The Baidu OCR Text Recognition API allows developers to integrate its text recognition service with their applications. This API provides text detection, recognition, whole map text recognition.||Text||10.11.2015|
||The Setup is a website of collected interviews. The interviews ask people working with all types of software and hardware what tools they use to get their jobs done. Use the Setup API to access lists...||Data||10.10.2015|