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In our continuing “Hello World of APIs” tutorial series we are looking at the Yahoo Weather API that provides the latest weather information. As with our previous tutorials, we will detail what a developer needs to know to understand the API and build an application that integrates with it.
Ten APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories such as Augmented Reality, Weather, Voice, and Mapping. Highlights today include Houndify API, which enables voice commands for applications, and Velocity Weather API from Baron. Here, we summarize 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.
IBM has announced that it is acquiring the digital and data assets of The Weather Company in a deal reportedly worth more than $2 billion. The acquisition will hing on IBM's ability to create value by applying Watson to The Weather Company's data to create predictive weather analytics solutions.
IBM Insight Cloud Services constitutes a new data analytics service that offers API access to internal business data in conjunction with Twitter and Weather Channel content.
Pebble has introduced voice recognition features with its new Dictation API. The API uses Nuance voice recognition to extend voice recognition to both iOS and Android apps.
NTT Communications has released an industry first speech-recognition API compatible across browsers. The API is available on SkyWay, NTT's WebRTC platform.
Google Maps API makes it possible for The Weather Channel to tap into the power of crowd-sourced data to make its weather maps more accurate.
api.ai has announced the launch of api.ai for connected cars, a customizable Siri-like voice interface that can be easily integrated with connected car platforms and services.
At Google I/O 2015, Google announced the Voice Interaction API on Android M. Now, Google has provided more details around the API and how it integrates with third-party apps.
Twelve new APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory as well as iOS, Node.js and Ruby client libraries for Weather Underground API.
Seven APIs have been added to the directory including 4 recent Twinword natural language processing offerings. Also added were 2 new libraries for the National Weather Service.
CallDirek opened its mobile top-up and international communications API for integration with third-party apps. App integration expands its already vast footprint.
ChallengePost's Kandy Throw Down Hackathon invites developers to create winning applications using Kandy's free API for real-time communications.
We've added APIs to Transportation, Home Automation, and Enterprise categories today as well as U.S. Dept. of Labor SDKs and code samples.
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.