Photos, Video, Application Development, Community, Video, Application Development, Community, Video, Application Development, Community
July 7, 2008
Single purpose API
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.
There’s nothing quite as adventurous in all of IT as spending months building an application that depends on a third-party API for its success. For the most part, developers usually don’t know for sure how much stress the IT infrastructure supporting any given API can stand. If their application is wildly successful, it could suddenly slow to a crawl when that third-party API gets overwhelmed by requests.
With the potential to reduce the cost of healthcare and improve access to services, telemedicine -- in which healthcare providers such as doctors interact with patients through electronic means -- is an increasingly important part of the healthcare industry. By some estimates, telemedicine will be a multibillion-dollar market by the end of the decade.