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Urban Airship, the most globally deployed mobile push messaging service, has announced three new world-class events will utilize its push messaging platform to keep attendees and viewers more engaged than ever before. The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, the 60th annual Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, and the 127th Wimbledon Championships will all use Urban Airship for feature rich mobile apps and push messaging to enhance each event's experience.
Are you a developer wishing you could insert Siri-like capabilities into your app? Wit is in the alpha phase but worth a close look. In the graphic below, and if you go to their website, y0u see how it translates language into meaning. Every example parses an intent. Examples are weather forecast (from the graphic), restaurant booking, get (something), heating control. There are an infinite number of intentions--because you can define them. Then it figures out subsequent pieces (the when and place in the example below. The Wit API returns Json and authenticates with OAuth2.
Ten APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Natural Language Processing, Writing, Security, and Games. A highlight today is the AYLIEN News API which provides access to news content and data. Here's a summary of what's new for developers.