Body Labs introduced API access to its SOMA technology. SOMA scans a single photo of a human; analyzes the photo along with the subject's height, weight, and gender; and then generates a 3D model and digital measurements for the subject. The SOMA Shape API provides programmatic access to the tech.
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Mapbox has announced a Unity SDK that provides a mapping platform, similar to the AR mapping of Pokemon Go, to developers across the gaming industry. With the major success of Pokemon Go, maps could be the foundation for a new generation of AR and VR games and Mapbox aims to capitalize.
Eleven APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Photos, Healthcare and Artificial Intelligence. Featured today is an API for 3D modeling marketplace CGTRader, and the Hayo smart home remote control API. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
At Facebook's annual F8 developer conference, Mark Zuckerberg and other company execs announced an augmented reality platform that recognizes a lot of what's within view of a smartphone's camera. But can that technology be harnessed to deal with crimes like those being broadcast with Facebook Live?
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other executives took to the main stage at the company's F8 Developer Conference to share their plans for enabling Facebook's various platforms for a type of shared augmented reality that was clearly inspired by the way Pokemon Go leverages a smartphone's camera.
Google further expanded its potential to become a virtual reality platform with expanded WebVR support to Cardboard. Prior to the announcement, Google limited WebVR support to Daydream-ready phones. Through the use of WebVR, Google encourages developers with cross-platform opportunities.
This article is part of a 10-part series about interesting APIs that were added to our directory during 2016. Mapping and Location APIs are covered in this segment. The APIs were chosen by our researchers, by popularity according to website traffic, and by mentions on social media.
Ten APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Internet of Things, Recognition, 3D, and Wearable. One highlight today is the Hexoskin API, which allows developers to collect health data from a wearable shirt. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
eeGeo has released a Points of Interest API that allows developers to submit and manage custom points of interest to be used primarily with the eeGeo example app. The API also allows outdoor POIs to be created and includes search query options such as free text search and category search.
The previously popular Google Earth API is being deprecated and is due to shut down in early 2016, signalling the end of access to its 3D imagery via the API. This post by Timothy Whitehead for Google Earth Blog looks at four applications that used to use the API, and what they are using now.