We’re excited to announce Addteq’s Amazon Echo API Integration has received the 2016 API Award for the category: Internet of Things API’s. The 2016 API Awards is the industry’s largest award event at the API World 2016 Conference & Expo, the world’s largest API conference & expo with 3,000 attendees. Every year hundreds of nominations are received, and the API World advisory board selected our product based on three criteria: Reputation in the API Industry, Recent Media Coverage, and Innovativeness of the API initiatives.
"The Amazon Echo API Integration is a great example of how more and more of the tech industry is realizing that APIs are not just how we integrate tools and apps, APIs are the new way of doing business and building new revolutionary technologies.” Said Geoff Domoracki, founder of API World.
What is the Amazon Echo API Integration Anyway?
Amazon’s Echo is a hands-free speaker you control with your voice. Amazon Echo connects to the Alexa Voice Service to play music, provide information, news, sports or any custom user defined functionalities. Alexa provides a set of built-in capabilities, referred to as "skills". For example, Alexa’s abilities include playing music from multiple providers, answering questions, providing weather forecasts, and querying Wikipedia.The Alexa Skills Kit allows you to teach Alexa "new skills". We wrote custom skills that will query the JIRA server using the REST API for information regarding a particular issue. The response is formatted so that Alexa can read the information to the user.
By using Docker, Addteq, Atlassian and Amazon products, the Addteq team members were able to connect Amazon’s Echo to an active JIRA instance in order to query for Issue information. The team connected the Echo to their Docker clusters. They had four Docker instances running on Codefactori (Codefactori is Addteq’s platform as a service for Atlassian tools) to increase/decrease the size of the cluster. By doing this, Addteq was able to achieve Codefactori automation.
Addteq’s Amazon Echo API Integration was given an award at the API World 2016 Award Ceremony.