Introducing the Crowdflower Cloud Module for Real Time Photo Moderation

Edited: The Crowdflower RTPM service has been disabled and as such, this cloud module is no longer available as of February 2014.

Today we are proud to announce a partnership with CrowdFlower, the world’s largest crowdsourced workforce, to bring crowdsourced photo moderation to your Parse-powered applications with the CrowdFlower Cloud Module. Cloud Modules are the easiest way to integrate a Parse app with third-party services and libraries like the already released Twilio, Mailgun, and SendGrid Cloud Modules.

The CrowdFlower Cloud Module, the latest addition to the Parse ecosystem, gives Parse application developers access to RTFM or Real Time Foto Moderation. Many applications include photo sharing amongst friends, family, and the world. Moderating these images can take a lot of time and resources. By crowdsourcing this tedious task, developers that create applications that include photo-sharing, like the Parse-powered TOMS app, don’t have to create a complex workflow to manage moderation. Parse developers now have the power of millions of eyes moderating their content with just a few lines of code.

Here’s a look at how the Crowdflower Cloud Module works:

var crowdflower = require("crowdflower");
crowdflower.initialize("crowdflowerKey");

Parse.Cloud.define("myCrowdFlowerFunction", function(request, response) {
  crowdflower. submitImage({
    image : {
      url: request.params.url
      metadata: {
        objectId: request.params.objectId
      }
    }
  }, {
    success: function(httpResponse) { response.success("Image submitted!"); },
    error: function(httpResponse) { response.error("Uh oh, something went wrong"); }
  });
});

To learn about this new Cloud Module, take a look at our documentation page.

Mattieu Gamache-Asselin
December 18, 2012
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