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Seven APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Games, Animals, and Images. Highlights include an API which returns data from the FBI Wanted lists and an API for identity verification from images. Here's a rundown of the latest API additions for developers.
A few years back Google introduced ML Kit, an SDK that lets mobile developers add machine learning to their apps. Recently, Google announced two new APIs (Entity Extraction and Selfie Segmentation) would be added to ML Kit to allow developers to create richer in-app experiences.
Six APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Bitcoin, Images, Search, Email and Food. Highlights include an API that allows users to optimize search algorithms and an API for email testing. Here's a rundown of the latest additions for developers.
Bees360, a deep learning and drone technology company, has released an underwriting platform API. Bees360 applies its technology specifically to property underwriting and claim inspections industry, and the API is meant to streamline underwriting efforts based on a carrier’s needs.
Planet, an Earth-imaging API provider, has introduced a new Developer Trial Program. The program allows developers to use Planet’s suite of APIs before signing up and paying for production use. Trial users receive an actual API key that allows real requests and receives real data.
Planet Labs Inc., a provider of high-resolution imaging solutions via their SkySat satellite constellation, has announced plans to release a cloud-based dashboard and accompanying API. Partnering companies will be able to use the new tools to automate satellite imaging task requests.
Last week, Facebook announced its acquisition of Giphy. The Giphy team will become part of Instagram which has enjoyed API integration with Giphy for quite some time. The question becomes, how will app integrations outside of the Facebook family be impacted by the acquisition?
Instagram had previously reported that the company would deprecate the Legacy API platform on March 2nd, 2020. As that date approached Instagram was forced to delay the deprecation date until March 31, 2020, to provide developers the time needed to transition.
The Google Cloud Vision API will no longer provide gender determination as part of its image analysis functionality. The announcement directly affects the ‘LABEL_DETECTION’ function of the API which prior to today would return labels such as ‘woman’ or ‘man’.
Keesing Technologies, a provider of ID verification solutions that enable partners to prevent identity fraud in a variety of applications, has announced a new API that uses facial recognition software to enhance the company’s AuthentiScan products.
Zenserp provides developers with search engine result page (SERP) data via APIs. The company claims that its APIs are designed to closely mimic human search behavior in an effort to provide the most useful data. Today Zenserp has announced a new image recognition API.
GIPHY, the provider of a database and search engine for animated GIFs, has announced a new SDK that provides third-parties access to GIFs, stickers, and additional new content like GIPHY Emoji and Text. With this release, the company hopes to accelerate integration for third-party app developers.
The Shutterstock API has been used by over 10,000 developers. The company includes names like Google, Facebook, and IBM in its list of developer partners. To offer these partners an additional revenue stream through the Shutterstock API, Shutterstock has launched self-serve API subscription plans.
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Mapillary has launched an open-source SDK for its street-level image platform. The SDK allows users to process and upload images to the platform. The more images uploaded, the more up to date and more robust maps become within third party apps. Currently, over 390 million images have been uploaded.
Seven APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Images, Messaging, and Analytics. Featured APIs today include the Sakari API for bulk messaging, the Companies House for UK company data, and the StickerPop API for app stickers. Here's a look at what is new.
With no prior warning, Twitter has changed how apps can access images sent through Twitter's Direct Message API. Twitter was unable to give prior notice for security purposes, but the changes are in effect. Twitter encourages developers who access images through the API to check their integration.
In its effort to "deliver a developer-centric platform", eBay today announced that it is making its image recognition technology available to developers through an Image Search API. The API gives developers the ability to implement image search functionality into their apps.
Seventeen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Insurance, Sentiment, and Mapping. Highlights include MapAnythings route optimization APIs and CoinMarketCap Professional API for retrieving cryptocurrency data. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Microsoft today announced a number of AI-related updates to its Azure platform, including a public preview of Microsoft Custom Vision Service for creating state-of-the-art computer vision models, improvements to its facial recognition API service, and the general availability of Bing Entity Search.