Eight APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Blockchain, Fantasy Sports, and Education. Highlights include an API that automatically detects plagiarism in text, and an API for enabling voice commands to Alexa connected devices. Here's a look at what is new.
Body Labs introduced API access to its SOMA technology. SOMA scans a single photo of a human; analyzes the photo along with the subject's height, weight, and gender; and then generates a 3D model and digital measurements for the subject. The SOMA Shape API provides programmatic access to the tech.
Google this week unveiled a first release of the Project Ara Module Developers Kit; Google is calling it an MDK rather than SDK. The kit is truly in an alpha state at version 0.10. Despite its far-from-finished status, Google wanted to offer developers a peek at what they'll be able to do with Project Ara.