Mashups using the same API (27)
You may remember the full featured, unpublished API from popular mobile photo sharing site Instagram that we covered last month. The interface was reverse engineered by a developer and today Instagram asked anyone using its private, unofficial Instagram API to stop. At the same time, it announced a beta public API would be coming soon.
A competitor created an export tool for Flickr ex-patriots, so the photo sharing site shut down the Flickr API developer key. The Google Plus developer page makes some wonder if the "real" Google Plus API is coming soon. Also: questions about the Google Safe Browsing API, free cloud database and 15 new APIs.
There are nearly 5,000 APIs. We can connect services and build just about anything. By "we," I mean developers. Regular people were left behind by what now seems like a passing fad, widgets. The web would benefit from a resurgence of widget-making and developers are just the sort to take advantage of the opportunity.
||The Everypixel API programmatically tags photos and scores their aesthetic quality, which is evaluated using a neural network. The API is available in both free and paid versions. Developers can...||Photos||07.03.2017|
||The DogAPI allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of DogAPI with other applications and sites. The main API method is retrieving photos of dogs.||Animals||07.01.2017|
WICG Shape Detection
||The WICG Shape Detection API is a shape detection acceleration platform for both still images and real-time image feeds. The API is capable of detecting a variety of images or content including...||Images||06.29.2017|
||The Cyclomedia StreetSmart API returns data of addresses, panorama, and viewer features, useful to integrate into transportation applications. It is available with API Key to authenticate and it...||Panorama||05.15.2017|
DigitalGlobe GBDX IDAHO
||The DigitalGlobe GBDX IDAHO service is a cloud-based, data storage format designed for high availability and real time access. IDAHO is an acronym for the IPE Data Architecture Highly-available...||Big Data||05.09.2017|