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Eighteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Data, Blockchain, and Voice. Highlights include the Lyrebird API which allows developers to integrate a user's artificial voice into an application. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Don't let the name fool you: VoiceSell will not sell your voice data to third-party entities. In fact, quite the opposite. The company, which emerged from stealth today, offers e-commerce vendors a secure way to add voice support to their web sites. The idea is to improve accessibility and security.
While brick-and-mortar shopping is not dead, it certainly isn't surviving without it's eCommerce counterparts. Powering eCommerce technology are Application Programming Interfaces, or APIs. Here, we take a look at some notable eCommerce APIs that can be found in the ProgrammableWeb directory.
Looker has introduced a number of new developer tools to extend both its use to the business community and the developer community. A new SDK and set of open source tools aim to support new Looker apps and use cases through third parties, and four new visualizations provide new business insights.
Many of us have a love/hate relationship with appointment reminders. Maybe the least annoying notification is a text message, and it's also the easiest. The Twilio REST API lets you create intelligent reminders, and you can also benefit from simple integration with your CRM and reservation systems.
Vonage is bolstering its cloud communication suite with the APIs it purchased through its Nexmo acquisition. A new feature for its Vonage Business Cloud platform, called Number Programmability, leverages the Nexmo API suite to empower Vonage numbers with a host of new features.
RingCentral further integrated its communications features within enterprise systems. RingCentral Embeddable uses RingCentral's core voice and SMS features and allows access to such features within third party apps. The new e-Discovery and message retention APIs allows better compliance reporting.
The Linux Foundation's Automotive Grade Linux project is an open source project aiming to build an industry standard for infotainment and telematics. The project has released its latest version, Unified Code Base 7.0. The new release moves the project closer to speech-enabling all vehicle apps.
This week Microsoft announced its updates for the month of February to its Cognitive Services Speech SDK, currently in version 1.3. Included in the update is the selection of the desired input microphone by using the AudioConfig class, beta support for Unity and new sample code.
Google has announced updates to its Cloud Speech to Text and Text to Speech APIs that include additional languages, voices, and more affordable pricing models. The goal of these updates is to help developers build better intelligent voice applications and make the products more widely available.
At the end of last year, LinkedIn announced major changes to its APIs and developer program. Those changes will soon take effect, and developers need to migrate accordingly by March 1. New developer program features, version 2 of its API, and the use of OAuth 2.0 will all be requirements on March 1.
The Cognitive Computing section of our Most Interesting APIs in 2018 series includes APIs from categories such as AI, ML, Recognition, Predictions, Sentiment and more that aim to make computers think like computers. Dozens of APIs were added in these areas this past year, here are some highlights.
This segment of the Most Interesting APIs in 2018 includes all APIs encompassing Business and Productivity that made our list. We focus on APIs that streamline and improve business processes, and new technology that can be integrated that may transform how a company or organization does business.
Mergers inevitably increase the IT complexity an organization faces. APIs are universal connectors, so the ways in which businesses monitor and manage their APIs can turn those connections into points of leverage and opportunities for the increased insight and control needed in an M&A.
Google announced the release of the Google My Business API v4.3 with new functionality such as the ability to read and respond to questions and answers from customers, bulk-read reviews, see unclaimed locations that Google thinks you may own, report issues with GoogleLocations results and more.
Moonlighting, a freelance hiring platform that first opened in 2014, recently announced the open release of the Moon API. The API allows staffing professionals and recruiters to post short and long-term projects on the company’s platform, reaching over 650,000 users.
Qualcomm may have just made life easier for Bluetooth headset makers looking to integrate with Amazon's Alexa. Qualcomm's new Smart Headset Platform includes both a reference design and a development kit that allows Bluetooth headset makers to easily integrate their headsets with Alexa.
Taking advantage of APIs is a quick and inexpensive technique for a business so long as those APIs are available and remain constant. Changes happen to APIs all the time and this is the story of Stitch, a company that found a way to succeed, despite the uncertainties inherent to the API economy.
As enterprises embrace digital business models, they are evolving toward becoming data-driven organizations and harnessing analytics. This article explores the challenges of using traditional analytics approaches, how API management can address these challenges, and mine valuable data for analytics.
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.