June 2, 2010
Single purpose API
Today's mashup of the day, the crowdsourced playlist creator, marks telephony-as-a-service provider Twilio's 100th mashup added to the ProgrammableWeb directory. The tremendous interest in the Twilio platform put it in the top five APIs of 2010 by mashup count. In this post, we'll look at three Twilio applications that have recently received funding.
Knowledge is powerful, and finding effective ways to study further and increase that knowledge is definitely worthwhile. Some people find it easier than others to get new information to 'stick' in their mental databases, but for those who may find it a little more challenging, helpful tools are a welcome solution. ZOWi is one of these learning tools. It's a platform and app that provides users with a convenient way to engage in oral questions and answers. By providing the ZOWi API, the company also makes it possible for developers to access content for a vast amount of questions and answers in real time.
Maluuba Introduces Natural Language Understanding API, Bringing Voice Recognition Technology to Third-Party Apps
Maluuba is a company that has created a patent-pending, voice recognition and language engine. According to Crunchbase, Samsung Ventures funded $2 million to Maluuba in February 2012, and the Maluuba language engine "is a product of two years of advanced research in artificial intelligence, machine learning and linguistics." Yesterday, Maluuba announced the introduction of a preview alpha release of what the company describes as the "first of its kind" natural language understanding API (nAPI).