The Gravatar Ruby Sample Code by Gravatar presents developers how to create a URL for avatar displaying purposes. It includes code lines with MD5 gem, email, hash, and compile. Ruby gem available at http://avatar.rubyforge.org/
Image Searcher, Inc., an image recognition and mobile search technology company, has announced the public release of the Image Searcher Image Recognition API which leverages the same technology used to power the CamFind and TapTapSee applications. CamFind is a visual mobile search app and TapTapSee is an app designed for the blind and visually impaired.
A few years ago the best computer vision algorithms were the preserve of a few neural net researchers. Now, anyone can gain access to the best object detection algorithms in the world through public APIs. Wayne Walls, CTO at Filestack, put four of the best through their paces over at their blog.
Fifteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Healthcare, Backend, Emergency, and Music. One highlight that was added is the Kanye REST API, which allows developers to access Kanye West's music data. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.