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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.
In its latest iOS update, Shazam has removed support for almost all third party SDKs. Some SDKs were removed in the latest Android update, but not nearly to the extent of the iOS move. Shazam was acquired by Apple last year, and Apple shies away from third party SDKs in general.
WHOIS API, Inc. announces the launch of IP Geolocation API and IP Geolocation Database. Designed as complementary services, the tools enable users to identify the location of website visitors’ IP addresses down to the latitude and longitude, time zone, country, city, and ZIP code.
Microsoft has made numerous announcements regarding its Azure Maps services and SDKs. Some features previously in preview are now generally available. Plus, the company has launched preview versions of new features and services. Included in the new previews are web and Android SDKs.
Google recently announced that the Places SDK for Android has reached version 1.0.0. It replaces the Google Play Services version of the Places SDK, which has been deprecated and will eventually be turned off entirely. The core feature of the new Places SDK is a completely refreshed static library.
Smart2Pay is known as a hub for alternative payment solution providers. Its API offers access to main payment processors that aren't typically top of mind for merchants. Now, the company has launched a Mobile SDK that allows app developers to easily accept payment through WeChat and Alipay.
Google has open sourced its Cloud Search Connector SDK. The goal is to ease the search of third-party content and identities within a company. Google originally partnered with around 50 partners around the world to build third-party connectivity for Cloud Search and has now opened up a public SDK.
Recent reports and Android open source documentation indicate an Android Game SDK for Unity is in the works. Neither Google nor Unity has made announcements regarding the project; however, the move is a natural step for both Google and Unity given the current mobile device and gaming environment.
Neurotechnology introduced a lite version of its VeriLook SDK. The new SDK, Face Verification SDK, has a smaller library and is targeting mobile technology and apps that need enhanced security (e.g. banks, ecommerce, login providers, payment processors, etc.). SDK available across most platforms.
Facebook is at the center of another privacy controversy. This time, the most popular Android apps are involved. Almost half of the apps on the Google Play store have the ability to share data with Facebook, and it looks like many of them are sharing automatically (no Facebook account is needed).
These APIs were added to our directory in 2018 in the Mapping and Location categories, and include an API for planning efficient marine shipping routes, an API for planning driving delivery routes, and an API for providing aerial imagery technology and location data technology to applications.
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 article offers an introduction ipapi, a service that provides information about your website's visitors based on their IP address. Using the service, you can determine the customer's location, timezone, default language and currency and details about their network's organizational identity.
Eleven APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Blockchain, Location, and File-Sharing. Featured is an API from the US Department of Veterans Affairs for Veteran health data, and an API that tracks user location using artificial intelligence.
Ping Identity announced a public preview of its PingOne for Customers. The platform allows developers to offload the growing number of identity services to Ping Identity, instead of managing such services on their own. Current services include registration, login, profile management, and more.
Findaspot, a geolocation services company based in Los Angeles, recently announced the release of their flagship service and corresponding API. The service hopes to aid groups in finding a place to meet that is convenient for all parties.
Mapillary has launched an open-source SDK for its street-level image platform. The SDK allows users to process and upload images to the platform. The more images uploaded, the more up to date and more robust maps become within third party apps. Currently, over 390 million images have been uploaded.
Here Technologies has announced a beta of its new location data management cloud service: Here XYZ. XYZ is an open, community driven project that allows contributors to upload, manage, and display location data in a simple, and scalable manner. The service includes APIs and SDKs.
Seven APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Images, Messaging, and Analytics. Featured APIs today include the Sakari API for bulk messaging, the Companies House for UK company data, and the StickerPop API for app stickers. Here's a look at what is new.