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Five APIs as well as a notable SDK have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Auto, Voice, Business, Mapping, and Currency. Featured today is the MarketFactory Whisperer API for FX trade aggregation, and the Alexa Auto SDK. Here's a look at what's new.
Samsung is preparing to launch an API and SDK for Bixby, its new voice assistant that is integrated into its new Galaxy Home smart speaker. The Bixby API will allow the tech to be integrated into other apps, while the SDK will give developers the ability to make apps with Bixby.
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.
MuleSoft founder Ross Mason has a bit of a reality check for anyone willing to listen. It has to do with how the majority of today's artificial intelligence can only do about half of what it should be doing. According to Mason, it needs to be more of a two way street and for that, you need APIs.
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.
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.
One of the more interesting views given by the directory is a look at what sectors are seeing the most growth in APIs. The directory data model allows for one primary category as well as multiple secondary categories and in this article we take a look at which categories are most represented.
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.
Over 57 million Americans get their health insurance through Medicare. However, one barrier to significantly improved care has been the free flow of Medicare claims data between dissimilar systems. According to the US Digital Service however, version 2.0 of the Blue Button API should fix that.
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.
Amazon has added new functionality to its Video Skill API, which allows the company's voice-driven virtual assistant, Alexa, to interface with video content and services. The new functionality consists of recording, launcher and state reporting capabilities that will work with numerous services.
VoiceBase, a provider of AI-powered speech analytics, yesterday announced an update to its Speech Analytics API. The updated API allows organizations to evaluate and categorize voice calls, as well as to build scorecards, reports, dashboard and key performance indicators (KPIs).
The ProgrammableWeb directory passed the 19,000-API mark in January of 2018 so we're taking a look at what the data tells us since we published our overall growth chart a year ago. We see that the number of APIs submitted to our directory continues to grow signaling high interest in providing APIs.
Ozonetel has announced a speech API for its KooKoo telephony platform. Developers can use the tag to apply natural language processing to their IVR implementations. To demonstrate the offering, the company has published a simple, but powerful interactive demo to showcase.
MuleSoft's annual Connectivity Benchmark Report reveals what’s at stake if IT leaders don’t get the job done on digital transformation; four out of five say that they will lose revenue in as little as 12 months if digital transformation isn’t completed. Can APIs be a way to achieve these goals?
Previously we looked at APIs that readers follow the most using our tracking functionality. This time we measured the APIs readers show interest in by counting the number of times a user clicks an outbound link to a provider's site. This is a metric that may better signal developer interest.
Amazon today announced the beta launch of a new version of the Alexa Skills Kit (ASK) developer console that aims to streamline the experience of creating, managing and publishing Alexa skills. The new version of the developer console breaks the Alexa skill development lifecycle into four phases.
Last week Amazon announced that it is adding cooking capabilities to the Smart Home Skill API, which enables Alexa to control and check the status of cloud-connected devices. Initially, the API will be extended to allow Alexa to control microwave ovens but support for other devices is coming.
In this, developer-blogger Alex Kras shows us how to overcome the 60 second audio file limitation of the free tier of Google's Cloud Speech API by taking a longer audio file, breaking it up into short chunks, and then cycling through those chunks to make a complete transcription.