Accessing the device location requires customer consent. Once a skill is deployed and enabled, a user can visit the Alexa app (or http://alexa.amzon.com) to enable the permission.
Amazon today announced the List Skills API, an addition to the Alexa Skills Kit that will let developers integrate Alexa within their own list applications. The goal here is to make it as easy as possible for people to add items to their lists by asking Alexa to do it for them.
Voice is considered the next great user interface, but the challenge is finding a way to cost effectively enable its use. At the APIcon 2014 conference this week, Alex Lebrun, co-founder and CEO of Wit.AI, showed how developers can make use of an API to add voice-recognition capabilities to their applications.
Simbo.ai, a provider of medical record documentation products, has announced a new API that will allow healthcare providers to create voice-based Electronic Medical Records (EMR) programmatically. The new SimboAlpha API leverages automated speech recognition to power its feature set.