References of MindMeld SDK are available for developers in the documentation site. The majority of API calls and responses are made from the MMApp object. In the sample applications section, programmers can find code and examples. In addition, users can find API documentation and parameters in the developer console. The YouTube video, "Getting Started With the MindMeld iOS SDK" shows instructions to install the kit.
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.
Nineteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories such as Recognition, Telephony, and Payments. Highlighted today is the Google Cloud Speech API which can return text results from speech and recognize languages, among other functions. Here's a look at what's new.
Access to software that performs complex operations has been, and can still be, costly. Paying for expensive licenses can mean an alternative solution has to be sought or worse still, a feature won't be developed at all. Thanks to virtualization and a many other cloud features, we've seen these complex operations offered as services at a fraction of the cost. One such complex operation is that of facial recognition. This software hasn't seemed accessible at all with only applications such as Google Picasa, Apple's iPhoto, Facebook and more recently XBox Kinect being the most obvious examples where it has been used. These are big companies with big money to spend. This now changes as Face.com is offering a free to use face recognition API for photos.