Scape CEO and co-founder Edward Miller previously described Scape’s “Vision Engine” as a large-scale mapping pipeline that creates 3D maps from ordinary images and video. Camera devices can then query the Vision Engine using the startup’s “Visual Positioning Service” API to determine their exact location with far greater precision than GPS can ever provide. The Visual Positioning Service was made available to select developers via Scape’s SDK.
Comparing a patient’s DNA to reference data will allow doctors to find other people with similar DNA variants and see how they were diagnosed and treated. SolveBio’s founding team is currently focused on building a system that can integrate genomics data into diagnostic and research applications, which it will make available as an API.
Application programmable interfaces (APIs) enable the IT function to conveniently build and implement new applications in the ecosystem. Having the right integration architecture and data-management capabilities is critical to effectively connecting the existing software solutions in the backbone. With the right API ecosystem, applications can be built and refined in days rather than months. APIs can seamlessly build on the data foundation and existing system functionality, which allows customer-facing domains (for example, aftermarket services) to respond flexibly to customer requests and new business needs.