Getting Up to Speed on the Alexa Gadgets Toolkit

If Amazon’s made anything clear, it’s that they want their Alexa assistant in almost every device in the home. From microwaves to even wall clocks, Alexa’s everywhere—and she’s about to spread to even more devices soon in the form of “Alexa Gadgets.” Manufacturers and developers can design their own Alexa Gadgets with the Alexa Gadgets […]

4 Ways to Ensure Your Voice Assistant Complies with the Law

Voice assistants might be simple enough for anyone to make thanks to the wide amount of development tools available. However,  even scrappy apps must comply with the law.  The chatbots and voice assistant technology has grown explosively. Now, the tech faces greater scrutiny from regulators and an increasingly privacy-minded public. That’s not necessarily a bad […]

How to Quickly Raise Voice App Retention

Voice-first applications are more popular now than ever! Smart speaker adoption is set to surpass 100 million by the end of the year, and businesses are scrambling to provide voice applications to cash in on the growing platform. While the future seems bright for voice platforms, some developers might be wringing their hands.How can one […]

9 Free Resources for Google Action & Alexa Skill Builders

Whether it be an Alexa skill or Google action, building a voice app can be tough for both large teams and independent developers. But with the proper Google and Alexa skills resources or tools, you can save yourself a great deal of time and stress. Thankfully, there are tons of free tutorials and tools available […]

What Amazon Alexa Brings to the Discussion on Voice Assistant Marketing

Hey Alexa, what’s up? It’s a question many users are asking as virtual assistants become more ubiquitous in our lives. Because users are turning away from typing into Google search boxes and social media and turning to their assistants instead, it’s a good idea for brands to follow suit. It’s time for voice assistant marketing. […]

The Fast & Easy Guide to Designing a Voice Assistant Personality

When developing a voice assistant, one of the most important things to remember is to give it a personality. Failure to do so can make it feel cold and robotic, which is hardly the time of presence users want to invite into their home. So before you dive into developing features and conversation flows, spend […]

Why You Should Invest in Real Time Speech Analytics Right Now?

With a growing focus on voice applications offered via Amazon Alexa, Microsoft Cortana and Google Assistant, businesses are looking for ways to engage with consumers by voice. This shift in interface provides yet another data point for brands, businesses and bot makers to track: voice activity. In the coming year, speech analytics will become an […]

A Brief Chatbot History, from the 20th Century to Now

Did you know that chatbot history dates as far back as the 1960s, well before the average consumer had access to the internet? Chatbots have come a long way since the second half of the 20th century. From simple conversation partners, they turned to powerful promotional tools for media brands and e-commerce businesses. So, where […]