Now that the Instagram API is available with last month's public beta launch, we've started to see some fun apps built on top of it. Since Instagram's only official product is an iPhone application, that means we're seeing web clients, badge widgets and even Hot-or-Not style games. The best part is that some even cross over to multiple mobile photo APIs, increasing their reach and usefulness.
Google Photos is one of Google's best efforts. The cloud-based service not only backs up photos, but taps into Google Assistant for help creating collages, albums, and more. The new Google Photos Library API will allow developers to port Google Photos, with all its tools, into their own application.
Khronos Group, open standards consortium behind some of today's most innovative technologies, has announced a new initiative to develop an open, royalty-free API for advanced, low-level control of mobile and embedded cameras and sensors. Khronos created the Camera working group to develop the API and is currently recruiting participants. All participants may contribute to the standard and the group will collaborate with other working groups to enhance its effectiveness.