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
Stormpulse, a weather intelligence company, has launched a risk management solution (i.e. Riskpulse) which includes an API that third parties can integrate with existing systems: the Pulse API. Riskpulse moves beyond weather related risks to business. Riskpulse constitutes a comprehensive risk management solution that delivers insight into crime rates, travel alerts, environmental risks, and more.
Do you live in the now or keep a foot back in the past? Better yet, what should an API provider do?
At the end of July Last.fm (our Last.fm API profile) shut off some old API calls, to the disappointment of some mashup users and developers. The company had some good reasons, but it raises the question about what developers should expect, especially from free APIs.
Creative Market, an online marketplace featuring handcrafted design content such as graphics, templates, themes and fonts, has just announced the upcoming release of the new Creative Market API which allows developers to integrate the Creative Market platform into websites, applications and other services. Creative Market also launched a new Photoshop extension that uses the Creative Market API to provide Photoshop users access to premium design content from within the Photoshop program.