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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.
Google has been steadily improving the infrastructure behind the Google Search Console API to ensure that users are able to fully leverage all of the powerful features available in the Search Console. This week, the company announced that it will be further updating the API.
Ten APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Blockchain and Natural Language Processing. Highlights include an API for developing chat bots and an API for enabling visual search of content in television news broadcasts. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
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.
Google has slowly been introducing changes to the Google Search Console API, all geared toward improving API performance in light of increased demand. The most recent changes will affect developers that are querying the API for internal 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?
Rank One, facial recognition SDK provider, announced a periocular recognition algorithm. A periocular approach to facial recognition uses images of the eye and the eyebrow area to perform facial recognition. The release is timely given COVID-19 related social distancing and mask-wearing practices.
Alpha Roc, a crypto trading firm specializing in arbitrage, has announced that it is opening up its keystone trading algorithm (ALPHA) through an open API. Its suite of trading algorithms has been traditionally limited to hedge funds and partner offices, but is now open to retail investors.
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’.
Bing announced version 13 of the Bing Ads API in April of 2019. With that announcement came the warning of version 12’s demise, which was scheduled for October 31, 2019. That time has come and past. Bing is now notifying developers that all version 12 endpoints will soon return error 303.
The Cognitive Computing section of our Most Interesting APIs in 2019 series includes APIs from categories such as AI, ML, Recognition, Predictions, Sentiment and more that aim to make computers think like computers. Dozens of APIs were added in these areas this past year, here are some highlights.
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.
In this article, we offer an introduction and tutorial on serpstack, a free, real-time Google search results API used to monitor brand performance on search engine results pages around the world. serpstack is a vital SEO tool to research and understand search engine performance.
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.
Google announced multiple changes to its Ads and Search APIs. In the Ads API, changes were made to prevent the same payment account applying across manager account hierarchies. In the Search APIs, certain Android appearances that are no longer available in the Console UI are no longer supported.
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.