Today we are excited to announce Face++ Cognitive Services. It is a new version of Face++, a collection of leading, deep learning-based image recognition technologies, a platform that enables your applications read the world better, and another step towards our dream of visual intelligence. You can start using our all new APIs & SDKs following the Get Started Guide, with free and premium options on your demand.
When the first version of Face++ launched nearly five years ago, we established our vision as Power Human with AI . We believe in the power of artificial intelligence, and have been dedicated to deliver leading, reliable service to every developer and customer. Fortunately, our effort has paid off. Since Face++'s debut, thousands of users have employed Face++ facial recognition APIs and SDKs, making Face++ the most popular platform offering computer vision service in the market. We also made great achievements in facial recognition research field, winning several world-class competitions including FDDB, 300-W and LFW.
As we continue to expand our capability set of computer vision available to Face++ users, we challenged ourselves to find a polished way to deliver service for developers and businesses of all sizes, and now we're ready to unveil what we've been working on.
Face++ Cognitive Services is an all new platform. To support its features, we ultimately rebuilt the platform from the ground up, with our prestigious computer vision algorithms at the core, even faster, simpler, and better.
All the APIs and SDKs offered by Face++ Cognitive Services are powered by up-to-date algorithms, which are much more efficient, accurate and robust. We goes far beyond the old version of Face++, and once again lead the market of facial recognition technologies. For example, based on our internal test result, the response time of new Face Detect API is 65% shorter than the old version, and the response time of Analyze API is 69% shorter. You can test the performance of our service on your own. — It's completely free to start.
We've made great effort to develop a better product with simplicity and reliability. Besides the re-designed interface and profound demonstration, Face++ Cognitive Services platform provides a complete console dashboard and documentation center, which enable you to explore every detail of our products, to scale and view your usage and billing. We also offer SLA and support plans for premium options.
The name Face++ Cognitive Service echoes our initial dream of Visual Intelligence. While dedicated to offer the best facial recognition technologies, we exploit our advantage of artificial intelligence and expand the capability set to include image recognition, OCR, object recognition, etc. These capabilities are built on the same deep learning technology, with leading accuracy and performance. We shall officially launch new capabilities next month.
We're committed to meet the requirements of every customer. Face++ Cognitive Services offers both free and premium options for all users. You can get free access to all Face++ APIs, with no usage limits, no upfront fees, no commitments. And we offer premium options including Pay-As-You-Go and Monthly Plan, for businesses of all sizes, meeting the demand of higher performance and technical support. There are two featured licensing plans for SDKs as well. For more details, please refer to the Pricing page. The premium service shall be launched next month.
The old Face++ website has been switched to old.faceplusplus.com. The old version of API service will remain running for a certain month. However, every user is highly recommended to use the all new Face++ Cognitive Services, since we will gradually shut down the old service in the following months.
Unfortunately you cannot use the same account and API credential of old version in Face++ Cognitive Services. Face++ Cognitive Services is an all new platform, with rebuilt website and APIs. You need to first register on our website, get your API Key and check the API Reference. We've made the starting process simple and easy. Turn to Sign Up page and start building in a few clicks.
We've been greatly motivated by positive feedbacks from our customers, and we look forward to continuing to serve you. If any problem, please do not hesitate to contact us.