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Screen scraping has bridged the connection gap between banks and fintech for decades, but banks are now starting to deprecate it because of PSD2. bunq has managed to build a growing community around its open API since 2017, and it serves as an example for other European banks striving to innovate.
If you are building an image sharing service or a social network mashup, it's likely that you will want to incorporate face-tagging in your images. Maybe you'd like to go a step further and automatically detect faces in an image, similar to Apple's iPhoto. A Romanian developer has developed an API to help detect faces in images and return the box coordinates so that you can build any kind of app you want.
Photo APIs have long been a staple of developer applications. There are more than 350 photo APIs in the ProgrammableWeb directory and almost 800 photo mashups. However, most applications integrate with photo sharing services, like the Flickr API and Instagram API, missing the real power of photo APIs. This post identifies four ways that APIs are getting smart by using image recognition technology to find faces, words and more.