Online invoicing and time tracking service FreshBooks has a revolutionary new feature for developers using its FreshBooks API: an opportunity to make money through the company's current customer base. Through the program, developers can charge users a monthly fee, which is tacked on to what subscribers are already paying FreshBooks. The solution, another revenue stream for FreshBooks and a rare one for developers, marks a potential new approach for software-as-a-service (SaaS) companies and one FreshBooks thinks has a bright future.
Kairos, known for its cloud-based face recognition solution, has introduced an on-premise version of its API. An on-premise option allows users to better secure their use cases, and reduces latency between apps that consume the API, and the compute-heavy cloud where Kairos built its tech.
Google has made a standalone version of its Machine Learning Kit SDK available to developers, allowing them to create AI-assisted apps directly on devices. The big change includes two new APIs that make it possible to create web-connected ML Kit apps without requiring Firebase.