This Amazon Alexa sample code demonstrates simple access to Alexa Skills for “How To” implement the required steps involved in creating a skill. 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 open-source, Internet of Things (IoT) platform FI-WARE wants to become the core infrastructure that will empower our connected future. FI-WARE promises to support smart city infrastructure, enable intelligent factories and precision agriculture, and help entrepreneurs to carve out viable market share in a connected, IoT-enabled world. ProgrammableWeb spoke with the Chief Architect of FI-WARE, Juanjo Jose Hierro, about the progress of the open-source platform and how it will create a space at the table for innovators and businesses of all sizes.
Vonage is bolstering its cloud communication suite with the APIs it purchased through its Nexmo acquisition. A new feature for its Vonage Business Cloud platform, called Number Programmability, leverages the Nexmo API suite to empower Vonage numbers with a host of new features.