Obtain early access to the Amazon Echo SDK, that aims to engage customers with answers, music, and news. It works with recognition features based on the Amazon Web Services cloud. The potential of this kit is to build projects using the Alexa AppKit to enhance applications with speech processing functionalities. Sample code in Node.js is available at https://developer.amazon.com/public/solutions/alexa/alexa-skills-kit/docs/using-the-alexa-skills-kit-samples-node
SmartFile, a leading FTP and file sharing solutions provider, has released "SmartFile for Developers", described by SmartFile as "the World’s First Developer Centric PaaS for Files." SmartFile for Developers is a file management platform-as-a-service (PaaS) that allows developers to integrate web, smartphone and internal applications using the SmartFile API.
Canon, HP, Samsung Electronics and Xerox have announced the launch of the Mopria Alliance, a brand new non-profit membership organization that was created to promote and increase the accessibility of wireless printing from smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices. The need for printing functionality to be possible from a wide range of devices has led to an increase in the number of available printing APIs. At the time of this writing, there are 45 printing APIs listed in the ProgrammableWeb API directory.