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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.
Cloudian has announced support for container-based apps. Cloudian Kubernetes S3 Operator is a self-service tool that allows developers to dynamically provision Cloudian HyperStore S3-compatible object storage. It extends Cloudian’s existing and growing support for cloud-native environments.
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.
In May, Backblaze announced a beta release of S3 compatible APIs for its B2 cloud storage. It had been the most requested feature to Backblaze and the APIs were rolled out with a few strategic partners. The test period was a success and the APIs are now moving to general availability.
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.
X-Rite and Pantone, two companies that specialize in the creation and support of color standards for the digital and manufacturing industries, have released the ColorCert Reporting API. The new API is aimed at simplifying quality control for companies that produce consumer packaged goods.
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?
Twenty-three APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Human Resources, DevOps, and Storage. Also new to the directory are ten COVID-19 APIs, CircleCI API, and APIs for cannabis dispensary software. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Backblaze has announced S3 compatible APIs for its B2 Cloud Storage. Since Backblaze first launched its B2 Cloud Storage, S3 compatibility has been the most requested feature. Now, Backblaze is delivering, and it is launching the new APIs with an impressive list of early adopters.
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’.
Thirteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Payments, Storage, Video, and Marketing. Highlights include an API for fashion recognition and an API for Iron Mountain enterprise storage solutions. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
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.
Pantone, a color management company that is best known for the Pantone Matching System (PMS), a proprietary color space that is used by various industries to ensure accurate colors across systems, has announced a new API for third-party software integration.
Fifteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Voice, Mapping and Storage. Highlights include an API for managing membership subscriptions and APIs for Lambdatest cross browser testing services. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Vungle recently announced the latest version of its advertising SDK. The Vungle SDK now features Cache Optimization to ensure that ads are available quicker than ever before. Further, the SDK supports the MREC ad format, which is a medium rectangle for in-app video advertisements.
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.