ProgrammableWeb's API Directory has a list of 62 real time APIs including the most popular: A tie between the Twitter Streaming API and Thrutu API. Real Time APIs can aid developers in producing applications pertaining to monitoring, travel, user verification, search, data validation and more.
Voice-over-IP (VoIP) makes it possible to embed telephony services within an application. But the quality of many of those VoIP calls can be highly inconsistent. To address that issue, Twilio today announced a public beta of its Global Low Latency (GLL) capability.
Amazon Alexa users are accustomed to asking the device for information and receiving a prompt response (typically with the appropriate information). Amazon recently announced that notification capability will soon be available that makes Alexa, and Alexa-enabled devices, the conversation starter.