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.
JustVisual Adoptable Pet
||JustVisual Adoptable Pet API offers data access to image recognition capabilities, in this case to identify adoptable pets. A sample GET request to the pets API is available. Every time a user...||Recognition||07.20.2015|
||10x10 ('ten by ten') is an interactive exploration of words and photos based on news stories during a particular hour. The 10x10 site displays 100 photos, each photo representative of a word used in...||Photos||12.08.2010|
||123ContactForm is a cloud-based form builder that allows users to build and administrate web and mobile contact forms, online registrations, surveys, e-commerce forms and any other custom form. The...||Tools||03.17.2013|
21 Forty Medical District Slide Show Data Service
||21 Forty Medical District is a community of apartment residences located in Dallas, TX. It is adjacent to UT Southwestern Medical Center and three miles north of the Central Business District. Those...||Photos||12.23.2012|
||From their site: We believe that APIs should be open and non-vendor specific to create a common field for interoperability and competition. It does not make a lot of sense for us to create a 23 API...||Photos||02.13.2006|