February 28, 2017
Single purpose API
Amazon Alexa, the voice-controlled artificial intelligence behind the Amazon Echo and Echo Dot in-home speakers, has amassed a whopping 10,000 skills. Skills are features, tool, actions, or abilities enabled by developers. As such, Amazon is saying a big Thank You! to its supporters.
As API use continues to broaden, it’s conceivable that APIs will soon evolve into a conduit for sharing information that will expand far beyond application software. Speaking at the APIcon 2014 conference today, author and freelance developer Keith Axline expounded on a theory that he initially explored in an article that first appeared in Wired, titled “The Universe Is Programmable. We Need an API for Everything.”