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Facebook has made several announcements this week that will benefit developers by expanding the ways that they can reach audiences beyond the social network’s walls. The announcements include upgrades to both the Audience Network SDK and the Facebook Live API.
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.
Slack has recently announced several upgrades to it’s messaging platform, these upgrades aim to improve communication inside larger organizations. These new enhancements include a new API for creating templated workspaces and a new announcement channel for communicating key information.
Twilio has released a beta version of its Conversations API. The unified API allows developers to aggregate messages across channels (SMS, MMS, Chat, and WhatsApp) into a single conversation. Additionally, administrators can control the conversation and supplement with experiential features.
Recent technology backed by machine learning is making it possible to recognize people and objects from images, videos, sounds, body parts, speech, phrases, characters, even typing. Developers can find over two-hundred APIs for Recognition on ProgrammableWeb. Here are some top choices.
Fifteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Boating, Environment, and Artificial Intelligence. Featured today is an API for automated form data input and an API for airspace management for drones. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Google has added some code to Android that suggests support for RCS may be expanded, though to what extent no one truly knows. For now, it’s clear that phone makers will gain access to a new API and, by extension, improved RCS compatibility. Third-party app writers, however, may be out of luck.
Vungle recently announced the latest version of its advertising SDK. The Vungle SDK now features Cache Optimization to ensure that ads are available quicker than ever before. Further, the SDK supports the MREC ad format, which is a medium rectangle for in-app video advertisements.
Primis hit the Israeli web video market with its video discovery unit launched in 2018. The company has now expanded the usefulness of its platform with new API capabilities. The API features allow publishers to track and engage with viewers based on events like clicks, impressions, etc.
Agora.io, a provider of voice, video, and live interactive streaming solutions, announced the release of the Agora Video Chat SDK for Unity. This new SDK will allow game developers to embed video chat directly into their games. With this release, Agora.io is now a Unity Verified Solutions partner.
Considering adding video capabilities to an application? There are numerous APIs to choose from. ProgrammableWeb provides a huge list of Video APIs to accommodate developers. In this article we summarize the top ten choices based on popularity on the ProgrammableWeb website.
Akamai has announced the release of Akamai Edge Cloud and an accompanying IoT Edge Connect service. With the announcement of these new tools the company is hoping to “streamline and secure the delivery of data to connected devices and in-application messaging at scale.”
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.
Retrieving data about films, TV shows, and movie related details can be easy with Application Programming Interfaces (APIs). Developers looking to create applications for film buffs should check out this list of ten most popular APIs listed in ProgrammableWeb's Movies category.
The video game industry is expected to top $150 billion this year. Developers wishing to enhance gaming experiences can find hundreds of games APIs in ProgrammableWeb's directory. Here is a list of notable video game and game related APIs that are popular with our readers and staff.
Edgybees recently announced its Augmented Reality Ground Underlying System (Argus). Argus is an API kit that allows users to overlay real time video footage with geospatial data, and other data points. The API kit is software only which makes it easily deployable and supported cross platform.
AWS has introduced Secure Packager and Encoder Key Exchange (SPEKE). SPEKE is an API specification that aims to standardize integration of DRMs with encoders, transcoders, and encryptors. Prior to SPEKE, such communication was done on a one-off basis, with a custom API between DRM and encryptor.
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.