Top 5 OCR APIs

OCR – Optical Character Recognition – is a useful machine vision capability. OCR let’s you recognize and extract text from images, so that it can be further processed / stored. This is very useful for processing scans / pictures of text – for instance, when working with invoices, scanned forms and signage. We’ve looked at …

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Build Amazing Chat Apps with These Chatbot APIs

By Janet Wagner Chatbots are popping up just about everywhere these days – on your smartphone, in your connected car, on many of the websites you visit. It’s hard not to get excited about chatbots when so many companies are using AI technologies and APIs to build such innovative and amazing chat apps. For example, …

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So What Exactly is an API?

By Janet Wagner If you’re a regular visitor to the RapidAPI website, you probably already know that an API is an amazing thing. You may even be looking for new APIs to integrate with your web or mobile application. But if you’re a new developer, you may not know what an API is exactly. We …

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Access Global Weather Data with These Weather APIs

By Janet Wagner Weather impacts nearly every area of our lives – Weather conditions such as fog, rain, and snow impact commutes to work and travels to places in other parts of the world. Weather impacts our health as it has a direct effect on the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the …

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Five APIs to Make Your Holiday Season Easier

The holiday season can be an extremely fun time, but it can also be extremely stressful time for a number of different reasons. All of the gift giving, traveling, and party planning can be a lot to handle. Thankfully, RapidAPI has some great APIs to make your holidays a little bit easier. In this blog …

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Bitcoin and Blockchain: What’s the Difference?

By Janet Wagner On December 7th, 2017, the value of one bitcoin surged to more than $16,000. Quite a feat for the first decentralized cryptocurrency, something that was once ridiculed by just about every financial institution and business. Interest in Bitcoin has skyrocketed in recent months, and it’s not just Bitcoin that’s generating a lot of …

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Email APIs – Which One is Right for You?

By Janet Wagner Email is a crucial part of running a business – Email is used to communicate with customers, market new products, reach out to potential clients, and the list goes on. While many other methods of communications are available today such as social media networks, chatbots, and collaboration tools like Slack – email …

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Top 10 Facial Recognition APIs of 2018

Facial recognition has already been a hot topic of 2018, but now with the announcement of the iPhone X’s Face ID technology, facial recognition has become an even more popular topic. We wanted to help you get started using facial recognition in your own apps, so here is a list of 10 best facial recognition APIs of 2018! Updated: …

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Build Innovative Apps with These Cryptocurrency APIs

By Janet Wagner Bitcoin, the first decentralized cryptocurrency was invented in 2009. And even though cryptocurrencies have been around for quite some time, interest in this innovative method of digital information exchange only began to skyrocket in the past few years. Today there are many cryptocurrencies available besides Bitcoin such as Ethereum, Litecoin, Monero, and …

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