September 18, 2019
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Most people don’t tend to think of APIs as a potentially life threatening issue. But the folks at Rave Mobile Safety have determined that giving first responders access to a wide variety of data sources can save lives. A new Smart911Connect offering from Rave Mobile Safety allows emergency response centers accessing the company’s Smart911 database to leverage a set of APIs to access everything from building floor plans to healthcare records.
Voice is considered the next great user interface, but the challenge is finding a way to cost effectively enable its use. At the APIcon 2014 conference this week, Alex Lebrun, co-founder and CEO of Wit.AI, showed how developers can make use of an API to add voice-recognition capabilities to their applications.
In this interview we talk with Thomas Howe, winner of the O'Reilly Media and StrikeIron ETel 2007 Mashup Contest with his application After Hours Doctor's Office. He developed this inventive and useful application on top of a variety of web service APIs including the StrikeIron SMS Pro API, the Amazon Mechanical Turk API and the Tellme service.