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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.
In an effort to woo developers to build features for Google Assistant, the search giant's virtual personal assistant offering, Google this week announced a number of new functionality that is available or will be coming to its Google Assistant platform. This includes a new push notification API.
MessageBird has added a Voice API to its portfolio of cloud-based communications APIs. The Voice API adds calling features and functions to third party apps and services. Other APIs in its cloud-based communications portfolio include chat, SMS, MMS, voice messaging, and many more.
As we inch closer to the end of the week it’s time to bring you a review of the stories we couldn’t cover with a look at what is going on in the world of APIs. This time we look at the Optimizely Event API, MeaningCloud's new APIs and Voximplant's Web SDK now including support for Safari.
On Wednesday, Amazon announced that it has updated the Alexa Smart Home Skill API to support new experiences it has added to its Alexa devices. The new experiences include Routines, which allow customers to control multiple devices using a single voice command, as well as new Groups functionality.
The week is half done and we bring you some of the stories we couldn't cover with a look at what is going on in the world of APIs including Amazon releasing the Alexa Voice Service Device SDK to bring Alexa to connected devices, Coinbase's latest foray into bitcoin based security patents and more.
The week is in full gear and we bring you a review of the stories we couldn’t cover with a look at what what going on in the world of APIs. We look at a customized speech recognition API from AssemblyAI, a new banking payments API from Oracle and some confusion over just how secure the Uber app is.
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
In this tutorial, you will learn how to use the Nexmo Application and Voice APIs to create a text-to-speech outbound phone call securely and then how to receive inbound calls by implementing a Webhook. This tutorial assumes you are working with a Unix or Linux-based operating system.
Mozilla is experimenting with three new features for its Firefox browser through the Firefox Test Pilot Program. The three features; Send, Notes, and Voice Fill; enable encrypted file sharing with auto-deletion, a notepad within the browser's sidebar, and a Speech to Text engine.
We bring you a holiday edition of the API news that we weren't able to cover. Today's news includes a new version of the AWS Java SDK, Facebook offering an explanation to developers regarding a recent change to the Graph API, and extension to the Azure Text Analytics API and more.
Twilio has introduced an Add-on Management API developers can use to programmatically install, configure, and enable Add-ons in apps. Developers can now add Twilio Add-on capabilities to applications that end users can easily enable without the need for manual configuration and email interactions.
Leading communications platform as a service (CPaaS) provider, TeleSign, opened a new self-service portal for access to its APIs and SDKs. While the CPaaS market is booming, more access to TeleSign cloud-based communications services should help attract innovation within the TeleSign ecosystem.
Amazon has introduced a Door Lock API that allows internet-connected lock providers to enable their locks to lock and eventually unlock doors with Amazon Alexa. The Door Lock API is part of Amazon’s Alexa Skills Kit, a collection of APIs and tools that developers can use to add skills to Alexa.
A little less than a year after launching a private beta of the UK government's notification platform, GDS has upgraded to v2 of the associated API. GOV.UK Notify is a service that allows the government to text, email, and send letters to citizens and track the progress of such notifications.
Named-Entity Recognition involves identifying an entity in a text and assigning it a class label. These classifications can include People, Locations, and Organisations, among others depending on the tool. This comparison looks at the performance of 10 natural language processing APIs.
Agora.io has launched an Agora Interactive Broadcasting API developers can use to add real-time interactive broadcasting capabilities to web and mobile applications. Agora Interactive Broadcasting supports up to 7 active speakers and 10,000 participants, and is available via the Agora SDK.
We've added 12 APIs to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories such as Analytics, Messaging, Dashboards, and Voice. One highlight today is the recently released Nexmo Voice API, which can convert text to speech in 23 different languages. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.