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Google has announced that the Google Cloud Video intelligence API is now in public beta. The company also announced updates to its Cloud Vision API which includes increased label detection model vocabulary, improved text detection model, and the addition of Google Image Search-powered web detection.
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.
Mux is currently taking applications for early access to its latest product: Mux Video. Mux Video is an API that allows developers to POST a video to Mux Video and GET a URL ready to publish across platforms and form factors. General Availability is intended early 2018.
WebRTC 1.0 has become a browser standard for realtime communications. Despite its widespread use, the API remained a W3C Candidate Recommendation. The API is now stable and considered feature complete. With its new designation, W3C calls for wide implementation and is working on future versions.
Twilio has introduced two new APIs for enabling multi-user augmented reality (AR) applications; the DataTrack API and the Media Sync API. The APIs allow developers to build apps that provide a more immersive environment for users and an AR experience that immediately reacts to changes.
Thirty-one APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Financial, Video, and Privacy. Featured today are APIs for gathering stock market data from Dow Jones and adding Vidme video features into applications. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Twelve APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Messaging, Video, and Compliance. Highlights today include an API for retrieving financial data from regulatory resources and an API for detecting sentiment in customers written interactions.
Facebook implemented new features for its Live API to answer common concerns voiced by the publishers. The automated encoder configuration ensures auto tweaks to quality settings throughout the stream, and the frame-accurate start times informs a publisher of the exact frame a video is live.
Prisma, an AI-powered photo filter company, is shifting focus from its mobile app to SDK and API-based B2B services. Prisma announced it will continue to support the Prisma app, but it will concentrate on offering third parties programmatic access to its machine vision and photo editing features.
Thirty more APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Real Estate, Messaging, and Payments. Highlights today include the Beyond Verbal API for analyzing emotions in speech and the Plume API for retrieving air quality data. Here's a look at what is new.
The week is coming to a close which means it’s time to bring you the news we couldn’t cover with a look at what what going on in the world of APIs. In time for the tenth anniversary of reCAPTCHA Google announced that they are bringing the spam protection service to Android.
Facebook recently announced that its Instant Articles SDK will support both Google AMP and Apple News. Facebook will provide such support through an extension to its Facebook Instant Articles SDK. In addition to cross-platform support, Facebook will also support styling tools across both platforms.
Video sharing platform Vimeo plans on adding the tus resumable upload protocol to its API in late 2017. The addition of tus to the Vimeo API will allow developers to build applications that provide new ways to upload videos and allow users to upload videos to Vimeo in multiple sessions.
Nvidia has released Audio and 360 Video SDKs to help simplify VR development. The NVIDIA VRWorks Audio SDK delivers realistic audio in VR environments. The NVIDIA VRWorks 360 Video SDK allows developers to capture and stitch together video feeds into a single 360-degree panoramic video.
MuHu has opened up API access to its video intelligence platform. While MuHu had originally focused on the transportation industry, the company expects open access to the platform to benefit all industries. Video intelligence allows for apps and devices to respond to video input after integration.
Twilio made its Programmable Video SDKs generally available. In addition to its GA versions of its video SDKs, Twilio launched a new REST API for Programmable Video. While thousands of apps have already utilized Twilio's video capability, Twilio says the tools are now production ready.
As announced earlier this year, Google officially retired the Hangouts API. As Hangouts is repositioned for enterprise use, the need for some of the social, consumer focused video features of the API are no longer a priority. Accordingly, the end of the API was first announced and now realized.
Apple recently announced a new API that allows third party websites and apps to embed Live Photos. Live Photos has been around since 2015; however, embedding Live Photos outside of a Mac or iOS environment has been somewhat challenging to date. The Live Photos API should alleviate that difficulty.
Kaltura has released a new version of its Mobile Video Player SDK for Android and iOS that is leaner and loads faster than the previous version (2.0) Developers can use the Kaltura Mobile Video Player SDK to embed the Kaltura Mobile Video Player into Android and iOS applications.
Twenty-Four APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including eCommerce, Air Travel, Security, and Accounting. One highlight today is an API from Google that can recognize and identify objects in video frames. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.