Do you have an idea for an app that uses image recognition but do not want to reinvent the wheel? Are looking for a quick proof-of-concept without spending months plowing through the latest computer science papers? Then one of the following commercial services might be right for you:
General image recognition
Moodstocks - General image recognition API (on device & cloud), iOS/Android/Phonegap/HTTP API/Xamarin, free plan available
Camfind - Image recognition API (Cloud only), iOS/Android SDK, ready made app for iOs/Android, free plan available.
Qualcomm Vuforia - Image recognition API (on device & cloud ), iOS/Android SDK, free plan available
Catchoom - Image recognition API (cloud only), iOS/Android SDK, free plan available
Recognize.im - Image recognition API (cloud only)
Rekognition - Image recognition API (cloud only)
Face++ - Face recognition API (Cloud only)
Animetrics - Face recognition API (Cloud only)
Unlike other, bigger lists of image and face recognition APIs that include open-source libraries and sometimes abandoned Github projects, this list focuses on ready to go commercial solutions with at least a free trial sign-up. To my surprise, these two basic criterias made the list amazingly short. Did I miss some?