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Recent technology backed by machine learning is making it possible to recognize people and objects from images, videos, sounds, body parts, speech, phrases, characters, even typing. Developers can find over two-hundred APIs for Recognition on ProgrammableWeb. Here are some top choices.
Twelve APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Shipping, Identity, and Blockchain. Featured today is an API that identifies car make and model from a photograph, and an API that determines risk based on buyer reputation. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Today at Google I/O, the company highlighted key updates to the API that will allow developers to fine tune the way that end users interact with authentication prompts, as well as providing new tools for recognizing device compatibility.
Sixteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Music, Transportation and Medical Recrods. Highlights include an API for soliving invisible CAPTCHA and an API for scanning user uploaded files for malware and spam. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
The W3C and FIDO Alliance have been at work developing their Web Authentication specification. The specification uses biometrics, mobile devices, and FIDO security keys instead of standalone passwords for logins. While already supported by most major browsers, the spec is now an official standard.
Google has announced updates to its Cloud Speech to Text and Text to Speech APIs that include additional languages, voices, and more affordable pricing models. The goal of these updates is to help developers build better intelligent voice applications and make the products more widely available.
Eleven APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Financial, News Services, and Authentication. Featured APIs include an API for Instagram content publishing for businesses and an API for public records and government transparency. Here's a look at what is new.
Neurotechnology introduced a lite version of its VeriLook SDK. The new SDK, Face Verification SDK, has a smaller library and is targeting mobile technology and apps that need enhanced security (e.g. banks, ecommerce, login providers, payment processors, etc.). SDK available across most platforms.
The Cognitive Computing section of our Most Interesting APIs in 2018 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.
ProgrammableWeb's Most Clicked, Shared and Talked About APIs of 2018: Application Development and Developer Tools
This segment of the past year's Most Clicked, Shared and Talked About APIs added to ProgrammableWeb covers the Application Development, DevOps, and Developer Tools areas. Tools and technology that helps make a developer's life easier, including APIs from Google, GitHub, and AWS, are included.
Ping Identity announced a public preview of its PingOne for Customers. The platform allows developers to offload the growing number of identity services to Ping Identity, instead of managing such services on their own. Current services include registration, login, profile management, and more.
Nine APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Cryptocurrency, Printing, and Bots. Highlights include an API for temporary email and an API for IOTA Distributed Ledger Technology of the Internet of Things. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
If you are building an app, you will have to tackle setting up access control for it. Access control is the process of granting your users permission to access certain information. What are the different approaches to access control and which approaches are best suited to different use cases?
Developers can often miss an important aspect of API development - scaling the API. To scale the API, you must look into offloading the administrative functions of multiple APIs in their apps. Scaling of the API at the design phase is crucial to the success of API adoption in the long run.
Google has announced the general availability of Cloud Text-to-Speech and a beta release of Cloud Text-to-Speech Audio Profiles. The company also announced updates to Cloud Speech-to-Text which include the addition of multi-channel recognition, speaker diarization, and language auto-detect.
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.
Recent investigations show how users can be authenticated via web without using passwords. It’s called WebAuthn or Web Authentication that uses a Web API in a browser. Clients can be verified with their phones, hardware keys, or trusted devices. In his article, Nick Steele explains the new standards
Google is promoting the fact that beginning in Android P, developers have access to a BiometricPrompt API that allows them to integrate biometric authentication into their apps. The BiometricPrompt API only exposes strong biometric modalities, which are those that are less easily bypassed.
The W3C has announced a new web authentication standard that provides an API for accessing public key credentials. The standard, which is being referred to as WebAuthn, would allow users to log into websites without having to use passwords and instead use authorization gestures on their phones.
Google has announced a large overhaul of its Cloud Speech-to-Text product (formerly the Google Cloud Speech API). Google Cloud Speech-to-Text now supports a selection of pre-built models, automatic punctuation, recognition metadata, and standard service level agreement (SLA).