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Seventeen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Artificial Intelligence, TV, and Video. Featured today is the Google Activity Recognition API which can monitor physical activities of users and improve performance. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
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Getting in the right amount of daily exercise is important for general health, but how many of us know exactly how active we are on a daily basis? How much do we actually move and how can we track it? Moves is an application that transforms your iPhone into a portable movement tracker; a handy tool that is a combination of the kind of functionalities you'd find in other gadgets and apps such as Nike+ fuelband, Fitbit, Runkeeper, Runtastic etc. Moves also provides the Moves API that allows developers to access this functionality and integrate it with other applications.
If typing, tapping and clicking makes you feel stifled and limited in your interaction with your computer, then Leap Motion may pique your curiosity. Imagine futuristic technical capabilities that allow a user to move things around a screen and control everything like a conductor in an orchestra; with the skilful movement of their hands. Leap Motion provides a cutting edge motion controller that allows users to control their computers with simple hand and finger movements. Leap Motion's API makes some of this functionality available to be integrated into other applications or to create new ones.