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Amazon today announced the open source release of its Alexa Auto SDK, which lets automakers integrate its Alexa service into their vehicles. Voice-based services like Amazon Alexa are a perfect fit for automobiles, as consumers are in many cases required by law to use hands-free devices.
Cloud communications provider MessageBird today launched Programmable Conversations, a single API that allows developers to integrate with a number of popular communication platforms. The platfroms supported in today's launch are SMS, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, WeChat, Telegram and Line.
Nineteen APIs have been added to ProgrammableWeb in categories including Credit Cards, Messaging, and Gambling. Highlights include an API for issuing physical and virtual Stripe payment cards, and the Alexa Customer Profile API for retrieving Alexa customer contact information.
Twilio has announced the Twilio API for WhatsApp which allows developers to integrate with applications nearly every messaging channel via one Twilio Messaging API. Among the messaging channels the API supports are SMS, MMS, Facebook Messenger, RCS, LINE and the newly added API for WhatsApp.
Last year, Facebook announced that it would launch a set of business-centric tools around WhatsApp. The company has also long stated that it would eventually monetize its various messaging platforms. Facebook has taken a step towards both goals with the introduction of the WhatsApp Business API.
Messaging service Kik launched a cryptocurrency called Kin through a near-$100 million initial coin offering (ICO) last September, and now its Kin Ecosystem Foundation will give as many as 25 developers up to $3 million in Kin to bolster the cryptocurrency's ecosystem as part of a new program.
Streamlio has announced the release of Apache Pulsar 2.0 which includes several new enhancements including Schema Registry and Topic Compaction. This latest release of Apache Pulsar also includes the general availability of Pulsar Functions which are lightweight, stream-native compute processes.
Twilio has announced the launch of a public beta for its Recording Composition API. The Recording Composition API allows developers to transcode, combine and mix Group Room video recordings, which are stored in separate audio and video tracks, programmatically, eliminating manual complexity.
While the majority of the APIs within the ProgrammableWeb directory are REST-styled APIs, that isn't the only architectural style in use, not by a long shot. In this article we look at our directory data to see what underlying technologies are most popular across the various Push/Streaming APIs.
Microsoft has unveiled a Speech Devices SDK that allows manufacturers of microphone-enabled devices to integrate their devices with the cloud-based Microsoft Speech service. The Speech Devices SDK consists of a pre-tuned library that is paired with a microphone-enabled device.
One of the cool things our directory data allows us to do is to get a glimpse at both short term and long term trends in the API space. One slice of data worth looking at is the categories have had the most growth. This article looks at which categories have grown the most in the last five years.
Microsoft announced that it is launching a unified API for all of its AI speech services at its annual Build conference this week in Seattle. The new API, which is part of the company's Azure platform, will combine into a single API four APIs that are currently made available as separate services.
Thirteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Messaging, Real Estate, and Cryptocurrency. Highlights include APIs from data intelligence solution provider Melissa for ensuring correct business contact data. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Many businesses are building remote development teams to accommodate developers who work outside company headquarters. This distributed approach to work is catching on as companies seek the best talent possible. This article looks at the many collaboration tools for bringing developers together.
Twilio today announced that it has added support to its API for LINE, a popular free communication app that allows its more than 168 million users to make calls and send messages. LINE support is part of Twilio Channels, a feature of Twilio's API designed to build messaging experiences.
Ericsson has released a study that provides insights from a number of leading telecom service providers on how they are engaging and positioning themselves in the IoT market. Most of the service providers interviewed are relying on standards and open APIs to enable third-party development.
Rev.io, a provider of a usage-based billing platform for telecom and IoT companies, announced today a new REST API that gives the company's customers and partners the ability to programatically access usage-rating, metered billing, customer data, and inventory catalog information.
Twilio has moved Programmable Wireless out of beta and has made the product generally available (GA). The GA release of Twilio Programmable Wireless introduces updated data pricing, a Quote-based data pricing model, and improvements to the usage section of the Programmable Wireless Console.
Google has announced a large overhaul of its Cloud Speech-to-Text product (formerly the Google Cloud Speech API). Google Cloud Speech-to-Text now supports a selection of pre-built models, automatic punctuation, recognition metadata, and standard service level agreement (SLA).
Amazon has launched a beta version of a Gadgets Skill API that allows developers to build game skills for Echo Buttons that work in conjunction with Amazon's Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Show, Echo Plus and Echo Spot devices. Using the new API, developers can create new kinds of gaming experiences.