This Amazon Alexa sample code demonstrates an Alexa Skill Sample that shows how to build a template for a basic high-low game skill, that allows you to guess a number, and have then Alexa will let you know if her number is higher or lower. The high low game is when the player attempts to guess a target number, and for each incorrect guess, is told if the target number is higher or lower than the players attempt. 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.
Fifteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Payments, OCR, Design, and Natural Language Processing. Today's highlights include the Seametrix API for routing marine vessels, and Tisane Labs NLP APIs. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Twilio has really upped the ante with the release of its new iOS SDK for developing voice over IP applications. This means that any iOS App can quite easily add telephony via the Twilio API to its product. By providing an SDK for iOS, Twilio (a ProgrammableWeb sponsor) has lowered the bar for developers wanting to build VOIP applications. It only makes sense for a company that is a pure-play in the API business to do everything possible to encourage adoption among developers, and this release is another is a series of smart moves by Twilo. I expect that this will have a big impact developer adoption and would love to check back in with Twilio to hear how the project goes over the next couple months.