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Kairos, a face recognition and biometrics startup, has acquired IMRSV and released a new set of facial biometrics tools for developers.
Despite Instagram having fixed an API vulnerability, supposedly private photos are still vulnerable to unauthorized access thus proving how difficult API security can be.
Facebook subsidiary Oculus VR has released an SDK for developers that is, at least in this initial version, exclusively designed for the Samsung Gear Innovator Edition on Note 4.
Photo-sharing service Snapchat has started warning people who use unauthorized third-party apps that take advantage of its undocumented API.
Lytro, creator of an innovative photography technology, has unveiled its first development kit that promising photographers the ability to create perfect photos with ease.
Giphy, animated search engine for discovering and sharing GIF images, has expanded its API offering to included a Sticker API.
Last week, popular photo-sharing service Snapchat made headlines after photos its users had sent were leaked. Snapsaved.com has acknowledged that it was the source of the incident.
MEA Mobile's Printicular App powered by the Walgreens API has passed four million prints. Walgreens will be speaking at the I Love APIs 2014 conference that will be held in San Francisco September 9-10.
Apple's iOS Camera APIs make the iPhone a manual camera—for third party developers. Fleksy to be early out of the gate on iOS 8, but could use more APIs. Plus: Australian startup says it owns the "HealthKit" name, and Contract Logix a API integration.
Nokia this week released version 1.2 of its Imaging SDK. The new developer tools, which were announced by CEO Stephen Elop at Microsoft's Build conference in San Francisco, will allow developers to add a wide range of new features to their own camera applications. The SDK applies to devices running Windows Phone 8.0 and Windows Phone 8.1. Nokia claims the SDK will let even entry-level devices run compelling and complex imaging applications thanks to optimization and low-memory requirements.
HTC announced the One smartphone this week, its new flagship device for the year. The One is a sequel to last year's well-liked smartphone and ratchets up the sex appeal with an all-aluminum design. Its feature set, which includes a luscious 5-inch HD display, zippy four-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, and shiny metallic colors, will let it compete well against similar phones from other manufacturers. HTC believes developers can plan a role in the One's success, too, with new APIs for the camera and BlinkFeed.
Pharmacy retail giant Walgreens has announced a new revenue sharing program that rewards in-app developers using its QuickPrints API.
Appy Pie, cloud based mobile apps builder, continues to add to its list of supported APIs. Its latest additions include some of the most prevalent names in image sharing: Facebook, Flickr, Pinterest, Picassa and Instagram. The image newcomers to the Appy Pie portfolio allow developers to share images in realtime with users.