Amazon has released two significant updates to its Alexa Voice Service API that will make it easier for developers to build hands-free, voice-enabled products. Hands-free speech recognition and cloud endpointing are new features to the existing API release. No upgrades are necessary to use.
Sixteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including IoT, Payments, and Religion. Highlights include an API for adding parental controls to applications to limit screen time, and an Apple Pay web payment request API. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.