The Layer Ruby SDK by Benedikt Deicke is a Ruby client library for the Layer Platform API and the Layer Client Rest API. The Layer Platform API is a platform for all types of communication for the internet, web applications, and mobiles applications and the Layer Client Rest API provides developers with a set of endpoints for querying and performing operations. Layer allows users to build text messaging, voice messaging, and video functionality into applications for communication.
Nine APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in the Cloud, Automation, Environment, and Messaging categories. Also added are SDKs for Optimal Payments, Nike+ , Commercetools, and Maventa invoicing. Here, we summarize the new additions and how they can assist application developers.
Knowledge is powerful, and finding effective ways to study further and increase that knowledge is definitely worthwhile. Some people find it easier than others to get new information to 'stick' in their mental databases, but for those who may find it a little more challenging, helpful tools are a welcome solution. ZOWi is one of these learning tools. It's a platform and app that provides users with a convenient way to engage in oral questions and answers. By providing the ZOWi API, the company also makes it possible for developers to access content for a vast amount of questions and answers in real time.
In this, developer-blogger Alex Kras shows us how to overcome the 60 second audio file limitation of the free tier of Google's Cloud Speech API by taking a longer audio file, breaking it up into short chunks, and then cycling through those chunks to make a complete transcription.