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Google has updated the APIs for Google Sheets and Google Slides, giving developers access to advanced tools such as image recognition, speech recognition, location and maps, and email and calendaring. Together with the Classroom API, enterprise developers have far more control over business apps.
Social learning platform A Cloud Guru helps cloud professionals learn and prepare for AWS certification exams. The platform grew to 40,000 users within 6 months, and its founders attribute that growth to their serverless approach that has influenced the mindset of the entire company.
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.
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.
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.
The Pearson Student Coding Contest is open and accepting proposals. I'll be participating as a judge in this contest aimed at undergrads building apps to improve online learning.
We've added 7 APIs to the directory today in Education and Banking categories, among others. Also added, client libraries for YouTube and Amazon Product Advertising APIs.
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.
Smart lighting system, Digital Lumens, has released an API to allow customers to integrate movement sensors and lighting controls into their own building management applications.
The SkyPrep API provides access to easy-to-use, automated online training functionality for businesses and educators. The API is in beta.
We’ve added 5 APIs to the ProgrammableWeb directory today in Payments, Application Development, and Education categories. Also: Google Geocoding Node.js and .NET libraries.
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.