This blog post includes all the required information for developers, but if you have any further questions please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
freeapi.evature.com/v1.0?rid=1234&site_code=thack&api_key=thack-london-june-2012&locale=UK&input_text=hotel%20in%20chicago%20on%20mondayYou 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:
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"You can find more information about EVA as well as some ideas of what our customers do with it, in these videos:
Say It: "flights from Madrid, Spain to San Francisco International Airport, United States, departing June 14th, 2012"
Good luck to all hackers. We are looking forward to seeing some truly innovative designs!
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