Amazon Alexa

Here’s Every Amazon Alexa Project at the TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon NYC

Inexplicably held on Mother’s Day, hundreds of developers joined together for Techcrunch Disrupt NYC this year to create interesting programs that could improve the world. With over 700...

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Amazon Alexa

Amazon Confirms the Most Requested Alexa Feature is Coming

Just last week, Amazon launched free messaging and voice calling for Alexa, allowing anyone to make a call or send a text or voice message between any Alexa... Read More

Amazon Alexa, Voice

Amazon Alexa Just Launched Free Messaging and Calling

Everyone has been excited by the announcement of the Amazon Echo Show, an Alexa-powered device that features a screen, but there was an equally disruptive part of today’s... Read More

Amazon Alexa, Google Home, VUI Design

The Value of Building Prototypes for Amazon Alexa and Google Home

Having an idea for a product is a funny thing. It’s easy to imagine in your head what the experience will be, and it’s exciting to think about... Read More

New Features

Introducing Sharing for All Sayspring Projects

Starting today, you can now share your Sayspring project with other people. They will be able to view each step of the project in their Sayspring account, and... Read More

VUI Design

Poor Voice Design, Angry People

In a world of countless daily digital interactions, we have all experienced the annoyance of a bad user experience. When an errant pop-up obscures the screen, or when... Read More

Research

Amazon Likely Just Sold Over 9 Million Echo Devices

Santa may have been a frequent visitor this Christmas, but it seems that Alexa was a close second. While Amazon doesn’t release specific figures, piecing together what sales... Read More

Amazon Alexa

Amazon just dropped a huge hint that Alexa is about to get even smart...

The foundation of Amazon Alexa’s “intelligence” is the individual apps, called Skills, that a user can enable to enhance the functionality of the service. Anyone can build a Skill... Read More

VUI Design

The Impact of Voice Design on Naming

Naming is hard. When you’re deciding what to call your startup, product or even band, finding the right words that evoke the desired emotion while creating something memorable can be a... Read More

Amazon Alexa, Research, Voice

3 Things To Know About The Market Opportunity of Devices Like Amazon ...

Gartner recently released a research report on what they’ve titled “Virtual Personal Assistant (VPA)-Enabled Wireless Speakers.” While Amazon Alexa-powered devices such as Echo and Dot make up most... Read More