Of the many APIs we published this week, eight were highlighted on the blog by our team of writers. In this post, we’ll illuminate those eight by throwing them into the spotlight. The eight included the Locu API, a database API that exposes Locu’s business information. Locu is constantly searching the web for business data. This allows developers real-time information about prices, menu items, venue information and etc. With their success in the restaurant industry Locu is now aiming, with the API, to branch into other markets. To learn more about Locu visit the Locu API blog post and the Locu site.
The Rekognition API differentiates its feature set by processing images to recognize more than just the location of faces. Rekognition’s technology will analyze a given photo and present a list of scenes, each with a probability rating. Faces are not simply identified, but are also classified for age and emotion.
This week we had 99 new APIs added to our API directory including a global donations platform, Magic: The Gathering card price ticker, SMS text messaging service, charity and fundraising platform, time tracking service and bike sharing serviceBelow is more details on each of these new APIs.
YouTube is making changes to its API that reflects its new video tagging policy. Lokad released a new pricing structure that follows a Freemium model. Plus: Fitness and the Facebook Open Graph, Diffbot Developer Newsletter is written in JSON and 25 new APIs.