Along with the integration of advanced technologies in the Google Photos application based on artificial intelligence such as highlighting a background or colorizing black and white photographs, Google introduced a new tool that allows developers to interact with the Google Photos service. This is an API that provides third-party applications and services with access to managing the Google Photos library, as well as a partnership program that now includes HP, Legacy Republic, NixPlay, Xero and TimeHop.
“In practice, it allows users to access their materials from applications and products that they use and that they love – to use the magic of Google Photos and make it useful everywhere where it can be claimed,” – said product manager Google Photos Ben Greenwood (Ben Greenwood).
The Google Photos Library API allows developers to easily help users find the necessary photos based on what is captured on them, where they are made and other characteristics; Upload new materials to the library, organize albums, add names and locations; Share albums and photos for sharing.
Google has provided examples of the use of technology by the first partners. So, the manufacturer of electronic frames Nixplay offers the opportunity to show pictures from Google Photos. The developer of accounting and spending programs Xero added the ability to automatically recognize and import receipts from photos from the library. The company Legacy Republic, developing services for the digitization of photos, has implemented the function of downloading scans in Google Photos.
“Imagine that your wedding photos will automatically be shown on the anniversary next to the pictures of your parents, grandparents – all through your Google Photos account,” said Brian Knapp, co-founder and CEO of Legacy Republic.
While the API is presented as a preliminary version, and in a few months will be publicly available. Developers can already read the documentation and join the affiliate program Google Photos.