CloudFactory is a service that allows businesses and developers to integrate a virtual factory for all types of digital work such as tagging images, moderating content, generating sales leads and transcribing audio content. The work is done virtually by workers around the world.
The CloudFactory API is what allows developers to integrate jobs and work into other applications and sites. Some example API methods include accessing jobs and status of jobs, account information, worker information, and adding and editing job and account information.
As I continue to report on new APIs popping up all over the Internet, one theme has caught my attention: systems powered by simple information tasks completed by humans. It’s developing trend in which humans take requests from software systems, complete them, and feed the results back into the system. This is a fundamental shift in computing. Now, Human input is no longer solely for the purpose of controlling or directing the application. It has become just another functional component of the system. The human is taking the place of a software component and can in some instances be described in terms of expected inputs and outputs.