CamFind is a visual search and image recognition app. Users take or load a picture and CamFind returns information about captured objects, including what things are, where you can buy them, where similar things are, and more. The app is also able to translate captured text, read QR and barcodes, and share pictures over social networks.
CamFind exposes its backend over a web API. The service allows applications and websites to request images and check responses through simple HTTP calls.
As image recognition technology has emerged, there are numerous uses and services available across almost any industry. CamFind CEO Dominik Mazur offers his insight into how image recognition can be used by businesses today.
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.
As another week comes to a close, we take a look back at some of the APIs that caught our attention. This week there were 40 APIs added to our directory this week and our team picked the ones that stood out.