If you're a geek headed to Austin, here's another reason to get excited. If you won't be making the trip to SXSW, there's another reason to check back with ProgrammableWeb. On Sunday Google is hosting a developer event highlighting its many APIs and co-hosting a "SuperHappyDevHouse" that "combines serious and not-so-serious productivity with a fun and exciting party atmosphere." We'll be covering both events.
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.
PayPal has launched the much anticipated Webhooks support for its Payouts functionality. This allows users to receive notifications on their Webhook URLs for PayPal Payouts transactions. These notifications are currently for status scenarios such as processing, success and denied.