Google has introduced the Google Photos Library API. The API aims to give developers better ability to build photo and video experiences. With connecting, uploading, and sharing functionality built in, Google hopes the API will help developers from front-end to backend better consumer and use photos and videos.
The API has been in developer preview, and is now generally available. Developers across the board can access and utilize the API. But, Google has created a Google Photos partner program for larger integrations. Use case scenarios include helping people find photos based on photo/video content, date taken, media format, as well album organization and sharing.
The API functions includes three categories: upload, connect, and share. Upload features allows users to transfer photos, save to storage and add context to photos or albums. Connect features allow users to integrate photos/videos into apps, organize content, and sync photos/videos with new content. Share features allow users to increase engagement and share photos/videos with others.