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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.
API Sotlight: Genomics with JChem and Illumina Basespace APIs, and Blogging Simplified with Epistlee
Of the many APIs we published this week, twelve were highlighted on the blog by our team of writers. In this post, we’ll shine a spotlight on those twelve, which included the Magisto API.
Recognize.im recently announced that its image recognition API service has publicly launched. Until now, the Recognize.im API remained accessible on an invite only basis. Recognize.im hopes to tap into the quickly growing image recognition market and target mobile shopping apps and advertising campaigns. The platform recognizes real-world objects and redirects customers to take action after the customer takes a photo of the object with a smartphone.
DevopsAngle.com discussed the importance of a well-though-out API Strategy. Recognize.im releases their API for public use. Plus: FullContact's five laws of privacy, Amazon adds common design pattern into SQS queues and SNS notifications, and 18 new APIs.