The Emotion SDK for Linux provides access to Affectiva’s Emotion AI and includes; Analyze a camera stream, Analyze a recorded video file, Analyze a video frame stream, and Analyze a photo. Developers can emotion-enable their apps, devices and digital experiences, to sense and adapt to expressions of emotion. It is available on device and in the cloud with support for iOS, Android, Web, Windows, Linux, macOS, Unity and Raspberry Pi. Affectiva is Emotion AI that offers several emotion recognition products and provides emotion recognition software built on a science platform that uses deep learning and a large emotion database.
Roll-your-own API service Usergrid has been acquired by API management company Apigee. Usergrid could potentially help Apigee reach out to mobile developers increasingly finding themselves needing APIs to interact with their apps. It's part of a trend of developers not only being API consumers, but also API providers--at least privately to their own apps.
Despite the fact that we now live in a world where communication is very much digital and paper trails are rapidly diminishing, there are still instances where physical mail is necessary and there are many who may even prefer the personal touch of a good old fashioned letter or postcard. MailWriter brings the convenience of online, digital functionality to the process of sending letters. It's a cloud mailing service that allows users to create and send letters, postcards or complete mailings directly from whatever device they're working from. The MailWriter API makes this functionality available to be integrated into other websites and applications as well.
Thirteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Weather, Financial and Contacts. Highlights include an API for hyper-local weather data, an API for adding satellite imagery to apps, and the Firebase ML Kit SDKs. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.