HTML5 introduces the Speech API for Speech Synthesis and Speech Recognition. This is the easiest way to use the spoken word in your app or website. Speech Synthesis or more commonly known as Text To Speech (TTS) is now available in most modern browsers. Gone are the days of waiting for Text To Speech engines to render MP3 audio files from text and then download them from servers. Today the browser can instantly speak text on the client side and with quite reasonable quality.
Single purpose API
We've added 17 APIs to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Marine, Transportation, Text-to-Speech and others. Included is an API from Pole Star that allows developers to track marine vessel navigation. Here's a summary of the new additions and how they could aid developers.
||The NetIQ API integrates identity verification and user authentication into applications. It is available in REST architecture with JSON protocols. NetIQ provides security, identity, and asset...||Identity||09.22.2016|
||The Voice API allows developers to integrate call control functionalities with third party applications. Developers can build voice-based interfaces such as voice conferencing applications, and...||Voice||09.15.2016|
Harvard University CS50 Courses
||This API provides a RESTful interface and allows you to request data programmatically from CS50 Courses in JSON, JSONP, or XML format. At least once per day, CS50 synchronizes with the Courses of...||Education||08.26.2016|
Harvard University CS50 Food
||This API provides a RESTful interface and allows you to retrieve Harvard University Dining menus in JSON, JSONP, or XML. Each night, CS50 screen-scrapes nutritional facts, menus, and recipes from...||Food||08.26.2016|
University Domains and Names Data List
||The University Domains and Names Data List API by Hipo Labs retrieves JSON files with domains, names, and countries of national and international universities. Created by @hipolabs, developers of...||Lists||08.24.2016|