With use cases in chat, advertising and photo sharing, the Face.com API now estimates the age of the faces it finds in photos. The service released mood detection last July and has seen the number of developers registered on its platform double in less than a year. The age estimation is hardly perfect, but gives a guideline that joins a number of attributes the service can return from just a snapshot.
The Moodstocks API provides image recognition services that developers can integrate into their mobile and web applications.
The image recognition API allows developers to add reference images and define them--a process that in turn can be used when identifying objects in images. Developers can build a catalog of these reference images, establishing their own definition of what objects mean. Using the API, application users would then submit pictures for recognition.
You may remember the full featured, unpublished API from popular mobile photo sharing site Instagram that we covered last month. The interface was reverse engineered by a developer and today Instagram asked anyone using its private, unofficial Instagram API to stop. At the same time, it announced a beta public API would be coming soon.