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Eight APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Internet of Things, eCommerce, Language, and Voice. Also recently added to the directory are several SDKs for the QuantiModo quantified self platform. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
We have added six APIs to the ProgrammableWeb directory in such categories as Translation, Recognition, Email and File Sharing. Also recently added were several SDKs for DreamFactory API platform and what3words location pinpoint service. Here's a rundown of the new additions.
SoundHound's Hound app allows users to ask complex questions and get an accurate answer really fast. The app combines voice recognition and language understanding functionality to achieve this. The Houndify API allows developers to integrate it in to their own apps and hardware creations.
We've added several APIs to the directory today in Tools, Email, and Translation categories, among others. Also added were client libraries for Google Distance Matrix API.
SpeechTrans is an advanced universal translator service that allows for instant communication in more than 44 languages, with no need for an interpreter.
We've added 6 APIs to the directory today in categories such as CRM, Advertising, and Translation. Also new are source code samples for Google Custom Search API and Yelp APIs.
Dart 1.9 has been released with new features. It also comes with the news that the Dart team has abandoned plans to integrate Dart VM into Google Chrome browser.
Translation Cloud has launched the Translation Cloud API that allows developers to integrate the crowdsourced translation platform into their applications.
Facebook has acquired voice recognition API provider Wit.ai. The Wit API allows developers to add speech recognition and voice control to any app, regardless of platform.
Lionbridge has become a translation partner for eBay as part of eBay's European Cross Border Trade initiative.
New APIs from Lingo24 help developers integrate high-accuracy machine and professional translation into their applications and products.
Teleco.IO has opened access to its telecom asset management API. Europeana has added a new API method to its Europeana API.
Lionbridge's new onDemand API supports a broad range of translation options, cost levels and content types. After the release,we spoke with chief marketing officer Marc Osofsky.
SpeechTrans releases the SpeechOne API that allows verbal communication with digital devices. Plus, How Marvel’s API will change cultural criticism.
Today, Heroku makes a huge announcement around its support for PHP. PHP is currently one of the most popular languages driving the web. Although PHP drives the likes of some of the webs giants (e.g. Facebook, Etsy, etc.), PHP has traditionally lacked some qualities (e.g. runtime, management, infrastructure elements) that peers like Ruby on Rails, Python with Django, and Node have delivered for quite some time. On April 30, at Facebook's F8, a new PHP is announced with full Heroku support. On the evening of the announcement, ProgrammableWeb caught up with Heroku's Adam Gross.
As a translation service powered by human translators and accessed via an API, Gengo has a fairly unique business model—an API-as-product that uses the API to engage a human workforce to carry out sophisticated business processes.
ReadSpeaker Launches SpeechCloud API Allowing Developers to Add Text-to-Speech Functionality to Apps and Devices
ReadSpeaker, a leading online text-to-speech solutions provider, has announced the launch of the brand new speechCloud API (SCAPI) which allows developers to create applications and enable Internet-connected devices with text-to-speech functionality.