Facebook shuts down Face.com APIs

Posted on Jul 9 2012 - 10:06am by CONTRIBUTOR

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With the acquisition last month, Facebook now is shutting down Face.com facial recognition API over the next 30 days. Back in 2010, Face.com released an open API for the public allowing third-party developers so as they can incorporate the technology in their apps. In an email sent out to developers who utilize the APIs, the company says:

“We’re excited to move forward to work with all our friends at Facebook. Part of this process includes closing down other products and services that we are no longer able to support, and this includes the Face.com developers API.”

Face.com founder Gil Hirsch said in a blog post at the time when the company was acquired:

“Now, lots of developers use Face.com technology to power various apps and make wonderful products.  We love you guys, and the plan is to continue to support our developer community. If there are new developments you can expect to hear from us here, on the developer blog, and through our developer newsletter.”

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