In addition to their app, GeoPapyrus offers open source developer tools for documenting media and sharing videos, images, and audio with social apps through their Augmented Reality platform in the cloud. The GeoPapyrus Audio Recognition, Image Recognition, and Facial Recognition SDKs allow developers to add multi-faceted media recognition into their iOS app to use for user authentication, or for sharing on social accounts.
A trend is starting to emerge: Advanced technologies are being made available first as cloud services that organizations can invoke easily via an API, rather than having to figure out how to deploy and master themselves. The latest example of that trend is a cloud service from AlchemyAPI that takes advantage of machine learning and computer vision technologies to allow publishers and providers of ad networks to more easily monetize content.
Late last year, Google announced a limited preview of its Cloud Vision API beta. After massive participation in the preview, Google has opened its image analysis API beta to the broader developer community. Apps submit images to the platform where a wide array of image attributes are detected.