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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.
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.
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.
Eleven APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Sentiment, Analytics, and Auto. Featured APIs include the Twinword Emotion Analysis API for analyzing sentiment in text, and the Google Cloud Inference API, currently in Alpha release. Here's a look at what is new.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cisco has introduced the Aironet Developer Platform (ADP) which gives developers an easy to use platform for building IoT applications with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Low Energy devices. ADP currently supports Cisco's Aironet 3800 series access points, and is designed for use with off the shelf products.
Google has introduced a production ready, first version of Android Things. Android Things is Google's managed OS for the Internet of Things. Android Things launches with production-ready support for a number of certified System-on-Modules (SoMs), and additional SoMs for development and prototyping.
Amazon has made in-skill purchasing (ISP) generally available for Alexa skills. With ISP, skill developers gain another avenue to generate revenue through otherwise free skills. Skill users gain access to premium content and enhanced features to enrich an Amazon Alexa skill experience.
Six APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Travel, Auto, Internet of Things, and Movies. Highlights include the Feedity service which allows for API creation from an RSS feed and Travelgate X GraphQL APIs. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
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.
Google is billing Android Things Developer Preview 8 as a release candidate. The final preview, available now, includes the final set of APIs for Google's IoT platform ahead of its stable v1.0 release. The preview also debuts new behaviors in the Android Things Developer Console. Here's what's new.
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.
Sixteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including IoT, Payments, and Religion. Highlights include an API for adding parental controls to applications to limit screen time, and an Apple Pay web payment request API. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
DJI, a China-based drone maker, this week announced that it is opening its drone platform up to third party development with a new Skyport adapter and payload API that makes it possible for third parties to create drone-based remote sensing solutions for specific industries and applications.
Google's updated developer preview of Android Things adopts the latest version of Android Oreo, the latest version of Google Play Services, and adds new APIs for managing Bluetooth performance. Google also took pains to address developer feedback in version 7 of this preview.
New technologies like IoT deliver invaluable data, but transforming that data into actual user functionality is the key to happy customers, and that’s the job of APIs. APIs are a connector between applications and IoT data; this article offers three tips for using high-performing APIs at the edge.