This Swift iOS SDK is a URL based API for downloading and transforming your image resources. The API allows you to transform the uploaded image and create a 150x150px thumbnail, using face detection based cropping, round the image's corners, rotate the image by 20 degrees and then deliver the resulting image through CDN. Amend Cloud is a PaaS solution that helps you manage your application’s image resources in the cloud, without having to worry about scale and performance.
Handling API calls in the cloud with a service like AWS Lambda is one of the latest ways enterprises try to save on resources. In theory, you can save a ton of money. But be careful. Costs for API calls can mount up, sometimes leaving you with a cloud computing bill ten times the size you expected.
Appcelerator, a company focused on cross-platform development tools, has started extending itself into the world of APIs by offering mobile developers drop-in tools for integrating their applications with popular web services. Appcelerator recently announced a new offering called Titanium+Plus, a set of premium modules that developers can purchase to incorporate into applications built using Titanium Mobile, Appcelerator's open source mobile development platform. Rather than mainly providing new or deeper access to the core functions of devices, the new Titanium+Plus modules are focused outward—or maybe upward—towards the cloud. In fact, the announcement came with a new tagline: "The cloud starts here™".