DOCOMO's Text to Speech API accepts inputted text in English, Katakana or Hiragana, and translates this into a natural sounding spoken voice. The API can be integrated into an iOS application using the DOCOMO Text to Speech iOS SDK.
CloudRail has released a new Unified Messaging API for deploying chatbots and other conversational user interfaces (UI). The API provides a unified interface bundling Facebook Messenger, Line, Telegram, and Viber together so that developers can deploy chatbots across these platforms.
Twenty-Two APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Big Data, Bitcoin, Sports, and Banking. Highlights include APIs for detecting data leaks and for integrating with retail Point of Sale solutions. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.