With Google Gadgets, developers can enhance dynamic web content. The tutorial overviews Gadgets API extensions such as Calendar and G-mail which can be useful to run the gadgets in Blogger, Google Sites, and Google toolbar. Additional resources include how to create a user interface, how to work with remote content, and how to encode for internationalization.
Amazon has released the Alexa Gadgets Toolkit (Beta) which includes a number of self-service APIs, technical documentation, and sample code that developers can use to build an Alexa Gadget that incorporates some of the available Gadget Interfaces such as wake word detection, speech, and reminders.
Twelve APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Database, Payments, and Environment. New to our directory is an API from Amazon that allows developers to create unique identities for users to authenticate them incognito. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.