This is the official Objective-C SDK is made by Getty Images for developers to construct applications in Objective-C that interact more conveniently with the Getty Images Connect API. Requirements for consumption include the latest XCode and an approved Getty API account. Descriptions are included on how to construct and install a Ruby Gem using the SDK. Using the API, one may incorporate Getty's digital content, search technology, and metadata into publishing tools, products and services. The API can be used to perform a search for images from extensive creative and editorial catalogs to retrieve image metadata or download files. For a full listing of code examples and API behaviors, developers can view the Getty Images API documentation hosted on the Getty GitHub channel.
Well, maybe not forever. But Wednesday's announcement that popular iPhone photo app Hipstamatic can now post their snapshots directly to Instagram's photo sharing network is pretty huge. This marks the first time the Instagram API has allowed a third-party app to add content to its growing social network, clocked at 27 million registered users earlier this month. For developers who couldn't wait for Instagram to publish its API (resourceful hackers reverse-engineered the system back in December, 2010), this could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship.