This week we had 42 new APIs added to our API directory including a text and sentiment analysis service, mobile push notification service, QR code management platform, video format conversion service and a bitcoin exchange service. In addition we also covered the Animetrics face recognition API. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.
Of the many APIs we published this week, ten were highlighted on the blog by our team of writers. In this post, we’ll shine a spotlight on those ten, which included the Video Preview API. The API was released by the HeyWatch company, cloud video encoding leader, to allow users the ability to create image previews from a video. These screen shots act as a video story board, providing viewers with the ability to see with more detail what the contents of a video are. To learn more about the Video Preview API visit the HeyWatch site as well as the Video Preview API blog post.
Everyone can relate to the hassles and time wasting caused by the printing, signing, scanning, mailing or faxing of documents that require signatures; not to mention the added carbon footprint due to the reams of wasted paper. It seems such a laborious process for something that should really take a few seconds. But thanks to technology, online document signing is now a reality and the world is once again as it should be. SignNow is one of these document signing applications. It makes it possible for users to sign their documents instantly, from wherever they are. SignNow’s API also makes it possible for developers to integrate this functionality with other applications.
Foursquare co-founder launches API on self. Kaiser Permanente starts open health API. Plus: facial recognition on Google Glass banned – but developers persist, WSO2 enables federated access to APIs across multiple entities, and 9 new APIs.