Asesor is an asynchronous, distributed medical question/translation/answer app. It brings together patients in rural areas of 3rd world countries, translators for those patients, and doctors to answer those patients' questions. Through the app, patients can simply use their telephone to call in and record their medical question. Translators from around the world can then see that question, and translate it into English. Doctors around the world then see the question in English and provide an answer. The original translator can then call the patient back straight from their browser and deliver the doctor's answer in the patient's native language.
“Hello, who am I speaking with please? Is this LoveUrApi007, who’s attempting to register at my site?” Why can’t there be a little more trust on the web? Have you ever wished that you knew with a little more certainty that user registrations on your website were authentic? Especially with the amount of telemarketing calls that hit those of us that using land lines, it would be nice to add a little more authenticity to the use of phone numbers in today’s technology. Phoneify and its Phoneify API is are trying to help.
The Allen Institute for Brain Science, a non-profit medical research organization in Seattle, Washington, worked for several years to build a map of gene expression in the human brain. It released a Mouse Brain Atlas in 2007, then used similar techniques to complete its Human Brain Atlas in 2010. Last week, at its first hackathon, the Institute launched an API for the Human Brain Atlas, allowing researchers all over the world direct access to that information.
AOL has just launched a new telephony web service for developers: the Open Voice API. This API is intended to "provide third-party developers and VoIP device manufacturers with open standards protocols that will enable them to easily integrate the AIM Call Out service into softphones, as well as SIP-enabled hardware and cell phones with wi-fi connectivity."