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Facebook’s photo tagging suggestion feature automatically recognises friends’ faces in a photo to make it fast and easy to tag people you know on the platform. In this tutorial, Narendra Rajput deconstructed the process to see how it works, then wrote a small Ruby script to automate the process.
Even the most modern responsive websites often struggle with selecting image resolutions that best match the various user devices. They typically have to compromise on either the image dimensions, number of images created, or even worse, just simply use a single image with the largest resolution.
Facebook has rewarded a 10 year-old boy from Finland with a $10,000 bounty for discovering an authentication-related vulnerability in the Instagram API that could have enabled a hacker to delete comments of any user on the popular social photo sharing service even without an Instagram account.
Google Cloud Vision API gives developers access to powerful image processing and analysis tools for use in any project. This tutorial on Google Cloud Platform shows followers how to use the API to detect faces in an image, and use the returned coordinates to draw a polygon around each face.
Leftronic, a data visualization platform provider, has launched a new tool that can retrieve, transform, and visualize data from any HTTP API. Fetch can be used to retrieve data from third-party APIs in the event that specific API data is not already available from existing Leftronic integrations.
Google has opened their Cloud Vision API. When backed by their Machine Vision infrastructure, this API enables developer to give their applications vision capability. This article gives a high level overview of the API and a short tutorial for building an application that uses Google Cloud Vision.
Eleven APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Auto, Music, Visualizations, and Monitoring. Featured today are CloudViz APIs which can be used to generate diagram images from DOT based graph descriptions. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Being, an iOS app that allows users to browser Instagram as someone else, has had its access to the Instagram API cut off. In the first week following its launch, Being reached the Best New Apps section of the App Store's front page and was used to view more than 500,000 Instagram feeds.
A number of ad tech sources reported that Snapchat has engaged select ad partners for an advertising API development. Snapchat declined to comment, but many have anticipated an advertising API from Snapchat. While an ad API makes sense, Snapchat has an unfortunate history with API vulnerabilities.
RealNetworks hopes wireless network operators around the globe will take advantage of its new RealTimes Stories SDK, which will allow carriers and developers to offer customers automated, cloud-based media management tools. The SDK and integrated API do most of the heavy lifting.
The stock photo site Unsplash recently launched APIs that grant users access to the site's entire library of over 30,000 high quality images. The API comes in two flavors: Unsplash Source and an entire JSON API. Unsplash launched a few years ago as a basic Tumblr blog.
What was once a relatively basic blog is now a media offering with articles ranging from news stories about the goings-ons in the API economy to tutorials and prescriptive advice.
We've added 6 APIs to the ProgrammableWeb directory today in categories such as Writing, Media and Engagement. Here's a look at what is new.
This tutorial shows you how to create a Node.js web application that prints and mails an Instagram photo. It uses Express.js as the framework and the Instagram and Lob Print APIs.
We've added 6 APIs to the directory today in Visualizations, Motion, and Payments categories, among others. Also added are client libraries for Nike, MyFitnessPal and DuckDuckGo.
This article highlights companies using deep learning-based computer vision technology and/or providing platforms featuring automatic photo tagging and classification services.
Six APIs were added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in Writing and Customer Service categories, among others. Also added were several libraries for use with the DocuSign API.
Gracious Eloise announced a digital handwriting API. Handwriting.io utilizes typed data, but produces output that mimics natural handwriting as opposed to font.
We’ve added 6 APIs to the ProgrammableWeb directory today in Healthcare, Authentication, and eCommerce, among others. Also added were client libraries for the Instagram API.