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Three APIs and several SDKs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories such as Recognition, Content and Shipping. Here's a summary of the new additions and how they can assist developers.
APIs IBM Watson AlchemyVision API analyzes images by using NLP tech and Machine Learning algorithms to determine their content and context. Users can submit images as either URLs or files. The API will recognize, tag, and categorize the images as well as detect faces, identify people, and return confidence scores.
AlchemyVision API can determine faces, gender, age, and identify people / screenshots: IBM
IBM Watson AlchemyData News API enables users to query the world's news sources and blogs as they would a database. The API indexes 300K news and blog articles every day with natural language processing. This allows for highly targeted searches and trend analyses. Allows search on articles from the last 60 days. This API is listed under the Content category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Content APIs.
Postmen consolidates all shipping APIs into one single API. The Postmen API offers a free shipping system to integrate with existing apps. It features rates, labels, and manifests APIs for both domestic and international shipping. The Postmen API is REST based, responds in the JSON format, and supports all shipping carriers. The Postmen API is listed under the Shipping category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Shipping APIs.
The Marvel Comics API provides developer access to metadata describing Marvel's 70+ years of comics. The RESTful API delivers JSON formatted information about creators, characters, series, storylines, individual issues, and crossover events. The Marvel Comics PHP SDK by developer Chad Gray allows developers to integrate the Marvel Comics API into their PHP applications. This Library requires PHP 5.4+.
Marvel Developer Portal / Marvel
Urban Airship's Push helps developers increase engagement with customers, and create recurring revenue streams. With the API, developers can deliver sports scores, breaking news, or user-generated content like game challenges directly to users' pockets, in real time. The Urban Airship Ruby SDK by Urban Airship allows to interact with the marketing features of the API, aiming to offer mobile engagement to users. Installation can be complete with gem. Usage demonstrates code to broadcast to all services and create a tag push.