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Zype has announced the release of video analytics APIs that allow users to create custom views around video stream hours, impressions, and devices used. The APIs aim to further the company’s vision of connecting content owners directly with their audiences.
Eight APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Internet of Things, Real Estate, Electronic Signature, and CRM. Featured today are APIs from Sensorlab for retrieving sensor data such as motion and ambient light changes. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Amazon just made setting reminders with Alexa a lot easier. The Reminders API allows developers to include reminders within a particular skill in three simple steps. Prior to the Reminders API, customers needed to remember to create the right skill at the right time to get a specific reminder.
Amazon has made its Music Skill API generally available in the Alexa Skills Kit. This API is meant for music service providers, such as Spotify or Pandora, and allows them to add their music service to Alexa-powered devices. Once connected, subscribers will be able to ask for their tunes by voice.
Today at Signal, Twilio’s developer conference, the company announced two new wireless options that aim to expand what is possible for IoT developers. First up is Twilio Super SIM, providing developers with a single SIM card that can operate globally via Twilio’s partnering cellular networks.
Microsoft took its next step in protecting user data by making two products available for public preview under the confidential computing project. The DC-series virtual machines and Open Enclave SDK have completed private betas and are ready for public preview. The goal is to protect data in use.
Amazon has released three new APIs that expand the capabilities of doorbells, cameras, and other smart devices on users' front porches. The APIs help Alexa respond to doorbell presses, motion detection, and enable two way communication between someone at the front door and Alexa interactions.
Adobe has announced the integration of Magento Commerce Cloud with Adobe Experience Cloud and the company has released Magento version 2.3. The latest version of Magento includes new Bulk APIs, Asynchronous APIs, and a new GraphQL implementation.
Amazon Announces Alexa Presentation Language Preview and New Alexa Skills Kit SDK Frameworks for Java
Amazon has announced a preview of its new Alexa Presentation Language (APL) which allows developers to build visual Alexa skills that are voice-first and can be customized for different types of devices. Amazon has also announced the availability of a new Alexa Skills Kit SDK Frameworks for Java.
Google is testing its Cloud Inference API in an alpha release. The API allows developers to index and load datasets from multiple data sources from Google Cloud Storage, execute inference queries over loaded datasets, unload or cancel datasets, and get status updates for datasets sent to processing.
Amazon has released the Alexa Gadgets Toolkit (Beta) which includes a number of self-service APIs, technical documentation, and sample code that developers can use to build an Alexa Gadget that incorporates some of the available Gadget Interfaces such as wake word detection, speech, and reminders.
Fortnite was released in the summer of 2017 as an early access title on several platforms. In about a year, the popularity of this multiplayer, survival shooter game has skyrocketed. An official public Fortnite API is not currently available. This article highlights a few unofficial Fortnite APIs.
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.
To date, Sonos has worked with strategic development partners on an invite only basis. It's work with companies like Amazon and Samsung have helped ground the company in the smart home space. On September 6, 2018, Sonos will open its developer program to the braoder developer community.
Arcentry, provider of cloud infrastructure diagrams, has opened up an API to its diagram building software. Now, cloud and open source diagrams are programmable from third party apps. Diagrams can be created, changed, and deleted in real-time through integrated apps.
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.
Google joined Apple with a ban of on-device cryptocurrency mining apps from Google Play. Apple made its decision in June of this year. Both companies will continue to allow remote mining. As cryptocrime continues to accelerate, and mining is resource intensive, the decisions weren't surprising.
A recent issue has brought to light the lack of customer service provided by Google Cloud Platform. Google has promised to improve yet the same issues appear to be commonplace. Anyone looking for a platform upon which to run production products has a serious reason to pause when considering GCP.
As various services like Facebook deal with competitors by packing more functionality into their apps, those apps are increasingly experiencing usability issues. In the old days of the API economy, outside developers could leverage a service's APIs to build something better. But those days are gone.
Amazon has introduced a Python version of its SDK for Alexa Skills Kit in beta. The Python SDK adds to the Java and Node.js versions which are now generally available. Through the SDK, Python developers can handle requests, build responses, manage attributes, and make Alexa API calls.