Last year, Google has launched its own personal assistance for Android Smartphones and tablets, Called Google Now. You can find locations, open applications and set alarms with Voice commands. And recently Microsoft has launched its own virtual assistance called Cortana.
With the invention of the Smartphone, the step towards the ultimate development has been taken on a very gross root person-to-person level. To connect humans with latest growing technology, the app developers need a tool which is helpful, economic. For this purpose Speaktoit Inc has come up with the idea of api.ai. It is a natural language understanding platform which allows developers to voice-enable their apps and devices.
api.ai has announced for connected cars, a customizable Siri-like voice interface that can be easily integrated with connected car platforms and services. In future, developers can design their own voice recognition apps that connect more devices including Smartwatch, Smart-TV, House devices and more. The api.ai API can be used for navigation, mapping, infotainment, and many other types of in-car applications.
The voice interface of this api.ai is highly customizable and capable of working with any operating system including Android, Windows and iOS. The platform includes pre-built voice interface and allows developers to build custom voice-enabled applications. So developers can extend this APIs.
API.ai allows independence programmers to integrate speech interface to their applications and devices. It automatically convert voice into programming language and perform operations with selected objects. After integrating this service, you can use your applications from anywhere like Smartwatch, Smart TV and also smart Car with voice commands. You have to specify your activities with objects so Api.ai can understand users request.
For example if you say,
Hey Calendar, schedule lunch with
Mary Johnson at 12 pm tomorrow.
Api.ai convert this sentence into following codes.
“name”:”Lunch with Mary Johnson”,
All you need to do is, just integrate this API with your application. Its dam easy. Isn’t it?
speaktoit is about to connect all the smart gadgets like Smart TV, Phones, Computers, Smartwatch, and Car. All these devices are connected to each other and users can control these devices with the same speech to text interface.
This was the review of Api.ai API which powers the Assistant Android Application. This is the best option for any app developer to integrate voice interface.