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In January 2019, Google is deprecating its Picasa Web Albums Data API and disabling all associated OAuth scopes. Any existing applications using the API will continue to work until that time. In March 2019, the Picasa Web Albums API will be turned off at which point all calls will fail.
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.
Everypixel, a stock image search engine that uses AI to analyze images on the basis of aesthetic appeal, has expanded the Everypixel API to include User Generated Content Photography Scoring. The API already provided functionality for image tagging, stock photo scoring, and visual search.
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.
Google's Photos Library API is now generally available. The API helps developers easily consume and use photos and videos through connecting, uploading, and sharing functionality. While the API is open for use, Google introduced a Google Photos partner program for large integrations.
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.
This week, 500px cryptically announced the 500px API would no longer be available for free. The announcement hints that the API will continue to be available for a price, but no pricing tiers or models have been published. The announcement was made via Hacker News and developers are speculating.
According to a report published by TechCrunch, Snapchat is secretly planning to launch a developer platform, its first ever. Dubbed Snapkit, prototypes of the platform suggest it will give developers access to Snap's camera software so that they can integrate it into their applications.
Eighteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Banking, eCommerce, and Healthcare. Highlights include the recently announced Google Photos API and several APIs for integrating with Citibank services. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Google Photos is one of Google's best efforts. The cloud-based service not only backs up photos, but taps into Google Assistant for help creating collages, albums, and more. The new Google Photos Library API will allow developers to port Google Photos, with all its tools, into their own application.
Instagram has deprecated much of its public API effective immediately. In a changelog published today, the popular Facebook-owned social media sharing platform announced that the endpoints for Follows and Relationships, Public Content Commenting, Likes and User Search have been removed.
Facebook-owned Instagram has broken apps and surprised developers by substantially reducing the number of API calls allowed per user per hour. According to reports, the rate limit for the Instagram API was reduced from 5,000 per user per hour to 200 per user per hour this weekend without warning.
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.
Snap, the parent company of Snapchat, today announced that its Marketing API is now available to all developers. The API allows third parties to programmatically buy ads in the Snapchat app and manage their advertising campaigns. It also offers additional targeting and testing functionality.
Nine more APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Images, Analytics, Weather and Insurance. Highlights include an API for forecasting UV Index and an API for add translation functions based on a devices location. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Sixteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Banking, Mapping, and Photos. Highlight include the Get Image API which returns data about the location and cameras used for a particular photograph. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Walgreens has announced that a number of updates are coming soon to the company’s API Platform. Among the platform updates are the addition of a Store Number List Endpoint to the Store Locator API, the launch of the new Add To Cart API, and backend upgrades to the HTML Checkout Photo Prints API.
This week, Amazon announced a slew of new offerings at its AWS division Re:invent conference in Las Vegas. These include AWS AppSync, a serverless service for real-time data queries, Amazon GuardDuty, a new security monitoring solution, and five new artificial intelligence APIs.