We are excited to have our API available for out-of-the-box development in one more major platform – Python!
Ivan Penchev was enthusiastic to port the PHP client in Python and no sooner said than done – here it is https://github.com/ivanpenchev/imagga-py.
In no time Georgi Kostadinov put it at work, and what a better way to try it than prototyping basic tool that searches among recent Instagram photos based on colors, using Imagga Color API. He was kind to publish his code as well: https://github.com/gkostadinov/Instagram-Color-Search-Python.
Instagram Color Search prototype
Thank you guys, you’re awesome!
You can try our APIs by applying for trial account at www.imagga.com. Currently we have PHP, Java, Ruby and Python clients for our APIs.
by Chris Georgiev
Since our great experience as an API partner in Seedcamp’s Seedhack about a month ago in London we were quite keen to showcase how what we do can applied in online fashion and retail. That’s why we came up with the idea to pick up one of the most recognized players in the online fashion industry – ASOS, and do some mashup with our color extraction and search API.
And the result is already here! - http://colorslike.me/asos/. The interface is pretty basic currently, but it’s still handy – you can pick one or more colors, provide an image URL or upload a photo, and you’ll get images of similarly colored items (predominantly dresses and shirts) from ASOS. Pretty cool, isn’t it?
One of the first eager testers of the demo got quite inspired and came out with an awesome use case for color search using a picture – “In case someone’s wondering what kind of clothes would suit their cool green Alfa Romeo Montreal - http://colorslike.me/asos/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fcolorslike.me%2Fasos%2Fupload%2Fdfa%2F1363004214-923771896.jpg“:
I agree, it really matters to look stylish in your retro Alfa Why don’t you try it and see if it’s going to work for you as well!
Why do you need color search functionality in your web site? Actually we believe that the color search is like the smart phone - you may haven't figured out that you can't live without it before you start using it for the first time ;).
If you have already identified the need on your own - please feel free to skip this blog post. However even for you there might be some interesting reasons and applications that you haven't thought of before:
Here is an idea how for example Pinterest could be even better service if they have had color search build in.
Color search by reference object color
And last but not least - the fact that you can integrate such functionality quite easy by using our awesome color extraction and multi-color search API should make it even more tempting to experiment and see how well this is going to work for you!
And what do YOU think? Have you figured out any good reasons why would anyone need such kind of functionality? We'd love if you share your ideas with us!
by Georgi Kadrev