The Amazon Alexa Flash Briefing Skill API is available after signing up for an Amazon developer account, for developers who know about HTTPS, RSS, and JSON formats. A user creates a Flash Briefing Skill by activating content preferences in the skills portal of the Alexa app. This allows businesses to use the Flash Briefing Skill API to create, format, and channel Flash Briefings such as previews to news, jokes, lists, and audio content.
Twelve APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Internet of Things, Banking, Social, and Languages. Highlights today include APIs from Amazon for developing for Alexa, and banking APIs from BBVA. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.