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 a Java application using the DOCOMO Text to Speech Java SDK.
In an effort to woo developers to build features for Google Assistant, the search giant's virtual personal assistant offering, Google this week announced a number of new functionality that is available or will be coming to its Google Assistant platform. This includes a new push notification API.
Twilio has launched Twilio Flex, a cloud-based contact center platform that is fully programmable and allows businesses to engage with customers via a variety of channels. Twilio Flex is currently in preview and the company plans on making the platform generally available by the end of 2018.