Sunday, June 10, 2012

Evature at THack London

Evature is happy to participate at THack London.

This blog post includes all the required information for developers, but if you have any further questions please contact us at: info@evature.com

You can  find all API documentation at: http://www.evature.com/docs/index.html

We setup specific access credentials for the event. Please use the following in all of your API queries:
site_code=thack
api_key=thack-london-june-2012
For example:
freeapi.evature.com/v1.0?rid=1234&site_code=thack&api_key=thack-london-june-2012&locale=UK&input_text=hotel%20in%20chicago%20on%20monday
You can use Eva to enable free-text or voice based user interfaces to your applications, enabling typing or saying things like "NY to Madrid on Monday" instead of the usual click-fest.
Applications can be web pages or mobile applications.
If you are building a mobile application, you can use Nuance or Google to implement Speech Recognition.  The resulting text is sent to Eva for processing.

To kick off the festivities we have written a skeleton Android travel-search application!
The application utilizes Google Speech Recognition, EVA and Text to Speech.
The souce code is available at:
https://github.com/evature/androidts
Feel free to fork, modify and have fun with it. Pull requests are always welcome.

For the purpose of the THack we are enabling a currently undocumented feature that is still under development, called "Say It". The feature enables applications to re-iterate the user's request through a text-to-speech API for more natural interactions.

The "Say It" response is shown as a string under a tag by that name in the API response. For example:
Input: "hotel in chicago 11-13/Jun"
Say It: "hotel in Chicago, Illinois, arriving June 11th, 2012 for 2 nights"
Input: "fly madrid sfo next thursday"
Say It: "flights from Madrid, Spain to San Francisco International Airport, United States, departing June 14th, 2012"
You can find more information about EVA as well as some ideas of what our customers do with it, in these videos:


Good luck to all hackers. We are looking forward to seeing some truly innovative designs! 

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Register to try Eva's API for free

In an effort to improve the quality of service to all of the developers and users of Eva's free API, starting April 1st, all free API users will be required to go through a quick and simple registration process, available here: http://www.evature.com/registration/form

Once you complete registration, you will get unique site_code and api_key to be used in all of your queries to Eva.

An example query would look like this:
http://freeapi.evature.com/v1.0?site_code=your_unique_site_code&api_key=your_unique_api_key&input_text=fly+to+ny+on+monday

You can find complete up to date documentation of Eva's API here: http://www.evature.com/docs/index.html

Please contact us if you have any questions or comment: info@evature.com