This Amazon Alexa sample code demonstrates simple access to Alexa Skills for Hello World. Alexa Skills is a set of API interfaces that allows you to build activity skills for services, devices and applications. The Skills Kit are resources that allows you to develop integrations for Amazon's Echo Device voice service, Alexa. This includes skills for playing music, setting an alarm, having a conversation and more. Amazon is an Ecommerce, Business and Web Service Platform that provides electronic commerce and cloud computing services.
The trouble with the Internet of Things (IoT) is that it is more a concept than an actual platform on which to a developer can build applications. Cisco is looking to change that. Cisco, in partnership with nine other companies, today announced a plan to build Intercloud, a global cloud computing platform that will present developers with a standard set of APIs for building IoT applications.
Nine APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Internet of Things, Email and Games. Featured today are APIs from Split for deploying targeted software rollouts and from Mailsac for testing email services. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.