Firebase Web App – Cloud Vision API

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This is probably one of the coolest technologies Google has ever produced. If you haven’t heard of Cloud Vision API, its basically a bunch of image detection APIs that incorporates with Google’s Machine Learning. Seeing it for the first time at a GDG event, I was blown away by its capabilities (Label Detection being my favorite). From figuring out text and landmarks in pictures, to detecting emotions on people’s faces! I knew I had to try it out myself. Developing this app proved to be more complicated than I expected it to be since I had to learn my way around the Google Cloud Platform. Please take note that Cloud Vision is not an entirely free service and you are limited to > 1000 units per month. But don’t worry, if you are new to the Google Cloud platform, Google will graciously provide you with $300 credits which is sweet!

So please try out my web app and I hope it pushes you to learn new stuff yourself. Just upload an image, then choose which type of detection you want, hit submit and wait for the results!

Elmer Balbin

Web developer from Bacolod, Steam Sale hunter, and casual DotA 2 player.

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