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Building on Fortytwo’s expertise in the A2P messaging arena, Fortytwo’s Voice API enables clients to deliver messages to a customers’ mobile phone or landline with a pre-recorded audio file or by using Text-To-Speech which converts messages into a male or female voice in up to fifteen languages.
New improvements have been added to the Amazon Alexa Voice Service (AVS) including voice or button-activated volume and media control, voice-activated timers and alarms, updated APIs, server-initiated message capabilities, and Alexa App enhancements including iOS and Android support.
Google wants to see more voice-enabled apps and the search giant took a big step in order to help make that become a reality. Today Google offered its Cloud Speech API to developers, who can add transcription, dictation, and spoken command features to their own apps. The API is initially free.
We've added 19 APIs to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Payments, Voice, Astronomy, Safety, and Translation. Featured today are several APIs for the Knurld voice recognition platform. Here's a rundown of the latest additions and how developers can benefit.
The latest Star Wars premiere is here. Extend your Star Wars high with a visit to the Star Wars Graph, built upon the Star Wars API (SWAPI). SWAPI pulls data from Wookieepedia (the Star Wars encyclopedia) and includes vast amounts of Star Wars-related data (e.g. characters, movies, starships, etc.).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Voices.com now provides access to its network of over 125,000 voice-over talent via its newly released API. The API allows developers to offer on-demand voice over to clients.
With the release of Sync 3, Ford completely overhauled its in-vehicle infotainment system, and there are some new tools available to developers.