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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.
Earlier this week Google announced new tools that aim to make it easier for content providers to share when they are streaming live video. The announcement includes the addition of an update to the Indexing API and the addition of structured data for livestreams.
Seventeen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Games, Cryptocurrency and Video. Featured today are APIs for Sewio real-time locating system, CivicFeed API for political action, and Mixer API for streaming video. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Zype has announced the release of video analytics APIs that allow users to create custom views around video stream hours, impressions, and devices used. The APIs aim to further the company’s vision of connecting content owners directly with their audiences.
Bitvore's Precision News artificial intelligence technology can scour unstructured data across news sources throughout the world. It can deliver information on material changes and metrics that analysts can use in decision making. Now, the AI can be integrated with third party applications.
Google recently announced the beta release of three new AI features for the Google Cloud Video Intelligence API. With the addition of Text Detection, Object Tracking, and Speech Transcription, the API is now more capable of handling common video challenges.
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.
BlackVue has released an API for cloud access to its in-vehicle dashcams. The API is targeted to GPS and fleet management solution providers. Potential use cases include monitoring, safety alerts, and fleet protection. The API follows behind the first fleet-targeted product, the Fleet SDK.
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.
Mux has launched its Live Streaming API which makes it possible for developers to integrate Mux live streaming video capabilities with applications by adding only a few lines of code. Developers can use the API to build apps that support scalable live video streaming on mobile, desktop, and TV.
Ten more APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including eCommerce, Auto, and Marketing. Highlights include the Sonos API for home sound automation and the Arcentry API for architectural diagram creation. Here's a look at what is new for developers.
Less than a year after Cloudflare launched a beta version of its video platform, Cloudflare has now made Stream generally available. The Stream video platform allows developers to integrate video without giving up control to third party video providers, or having to invest in video infrastructure.
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.
Eleven APIs have been added to ProgrammableWeb in categories including Video, Financial, eSports and Identity. Highlights include the BillingFox API for enabling developers to charge for metered application usage, and two APIs for IBM Cloud Video integration. Have a look at what is new.
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.
Twilio has announced the launch of a public beta for its Recording Composition API. The Recording Composition API allows developers to transcode, combine and mix Group Room video recordings, which are stored in separate audio and video tracks, programmatically, eliminating manual complexity.
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.
Fourteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Sports, Machine Learning, and News Services. Highlights include the Feedster API for integrating applications with RSS feeds and the Ricoh THETA API for programmatic access to 360 degree camera imagery.
Many businesses are building remote development teams to accommodate developers who work outside company headquarters. This distributed approach to work is catching on as companies seek the best talent possible. This article looks at the many collaboration tools for bringing developers together.