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Vonage, a provider of cloud communication services, has announced a new API that is designed to provide developers with the tool necessary for creating and managing conversations across various messaging channels in real-time. The Conversation API is the latest addition to the Vonage API Platform.
Sixteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Customer Service, Telephony, and Cryptocurrency. Highlights include an API for copy editing written text and an API for finding Dive site information. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Accepting PCI-compliant payments can be vital to your business because many people still prefer to call and speak to a live person. This article will show you how, in under five minutes, to capture payment details and charge a credit card using Twilio's TwiML verb and Stripe.
Google has announced updates to the Cloud Text-to-Speech API that will provide developers with 12 new languages/variants as well as 76 new voices. The API now includes 95 WaveNet voices, which the company claims are far more natural-sounding.
Are all CPaaSes (Communications Platform as a Service) created alike? Telesign's director of product management Vince Oh thinks not. In this interview with ProgrammableWeb.com editor-in-chief David Berlind, Oh explains how Telesign's parent company gives it a unique competitive advantage.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thirteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Messaging, Payments, and Shipping. Highlights include an unofficial Google News API and an API for enabling applications to accept Bitcoin payments. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Six APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Mail, Application Development and Telephony. Highlights include SDKs and an API for Dronecode open source drone operation platform and an API for sending mail without going to the post office.
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.
HubSpot announced a beta for its Calling API. The API allows third party telephony providers to use their own calling features with HubSpot. Without this API, HubSpot partners needed to rely on HubSpot's native calling features. The beta is open to Sales Hub and Service Hub Enterprise Customers.
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.
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.