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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.
Google's Dialogflow Enterprise Edition is now generally available. Since the API-based development suite was acquired, and then renamed, from API.AI, it has remained in beta. Now, generally available, developers can use the tools to build conversational interfaces across many platforms.
Thirteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Chatbots, Conversions, and Internet of Things. Highlights include an API that returns music metadata powered by Artificial Intelligence and an API for Sketchfab 3D art sharing and downloads.
Stride, the team communications solution Atlassian launched in September, today announced new features designed to make it "an even more powerful communications solution." These features include new API capabilities that enable developers to build custom apps and messaging bots.
In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create an AI-powered voice chat interface in the browser. You’ll use the Web Speech API to listen to the user’s voice and reply with a synthetic voice. Tomomi Imura over at Smashing Magazine takes you thru every step so you can go from zero to hero in no time.
Twenty One APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories such as Contacts, Financial, Sports, and Security. Featured today is an API that count people in the workplace for facilities management and an API for integrating any applications with backend chat services.
DropBuddies, the Postmates of Nigeria, launched an API that allows local businesses to include courier services directly within their apps. Without leaving the integrated business' app, users get a delivery quote, ETA, and book a delivery. Once booked, users can track shipments through delivery.
Cybersecurity solution provider Trend Micro has issued a pair of reports that highlight how chat platform APIs can and are being used by cybercriminals to achieve their nefarious objectives. Because of the degree to which Webhook APIs are involved (an API attack vector not previously discussed
Twenty One APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Air Travel, Recommendations, and Payments. One highlight is the recently added Mighty AI which provides AI training data for computer vision and natural language models. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
As the week kicks into high gear, here is another edition of ProgrammableWeb's "In other API Economy News". Today we look at the Audioburst API, billed as the Google for audio; Status.im's API for creating decentralized chatbots, Movesense's announcement of their motion sensor and SDK and more.
Twenty One APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Games, Advertising, Financial and Spam. Highlights today include APIs for locating cell towers, integrating chat for customer service, and querying financial information of businesses and individuals.
Microsoft has joined the likes of Google and Mozilla with its release of the WebRTC 1.0 API. The release enables real-time audio, video, chat, and file sharing across platforms and browsers. With the first release, Microsoft is focused on delivering RTC functionality in existing, legacy websites.
Vidyo has announced that Vidyo.io is now out of beta and generally available. Vidyo.io is a new Communications Platform-as-a-Service that enterprises and application developers can use to add multiparty video chat and collaboration capabilities to Web, mobile, and native applications.
Google intends to shut down the Google Hangouts API on April 25th. The change means developers will not be able to create new apps using the API, and any existing apps that rely on the API will effectively be left for dead on their feet. Why? So Google can further refine Hangouts for the enterprise.
As messaging apps scramble to out-feature the competition, Telegram has launched a gaming platform within its Bot API. Most messaging apps have now included bot capabilities within their apps, but Telegram has upped its game with the ability to build games within the messaging app.
Line has released two new APIs that enable the messaging platform to better engage users without leaving the app. The Messaging API allows three new message types for chatbots to use. Line Notify allows third party services to send information to Line users directly within the Line platform.
Bots are a handy way to automate simple tasks that you might typically do on your own, such as updating calendar appointments. In this tutorial on Full Stack Python, Matt Makai explains how to build your first chatbot using the Slack API and Python to begin returning simple messages.
Part of HipChat’s popularity is down to the fact that it offers integrations with services like Google, Asana and GitHub, as well as hundreds of others. This tutorial on the Medallia blog shows followers how to set up a system that pushes notifications to a Hipchat room to keep your team informed.
Nexmo offers a series of cloud-based communication APIs that make it easy to integrate reliable communication services into any application. This tutorial by Tim Lytle on the Nexmo blog shows followers how to build a simple text message group chat using the Nexmo SMS API and PHP.