CastingWords is an online transcription service aimed at technology oriented online speakers. The service is primarily aimed at podcasters interested in making their work accessible more readily. The CastingWords API provides 100% human transcriptions and allows access to all of the services CastingWords offers. The service uses REST calls to submit audio and can return in a variety of formats once transcribed. An account is required with service and users can access the API using an API key.
Of the many APIs we published this week, twenty were highlighted on the blog by our team of writers. In this post, we’ll shine a spotlight on those twenty, which included the Gnip YouTube Comments API. The basic idea of the API is to aid social media managers with harnessing the value from users comments and applying those values in ways that will help the company.
The CastingWords API allows you to put their 100% human transcription service into your company's workflow. The API's technical webpage describes the API as "RESTish," with responses returned in a variety of formats. The site states that, "The goal is not to follow REST's practices closely, but rather to make an easy API to get up to speed with using a dynamic language or curl.