Amazon Echo Devices Now In Mainstream

The Amazon Echo and Dot have been getting alot of attention lately, and this week it has been getting even more intense.  First, Morgan Stanley reported that Amazon has sold more than 11 million Echo devices.  It should be noted that the vast majority of these were sold into the US market.  There were also several thousand sold into Germany and the UK, which are the three languages (US English, UK English, German) that Alexa supports. Read More >>> about Amazon Echo Devices Now In Mainstream

Things You Should Know About Creating Custom Alexa Skills

For developers who need to develop a custom experience for the Amazon Alexa voice assistant, the key is in creating a Custom Alexa Skill.  This is accomplished via the Alexa Skills Kit (ASK) which is a collection of API's, tools, documentation and code examples.   We have already seen how to get started with creating skills, as well as the next step needed once you are registered.  Let's get going with a deeper understanding of voice interaction. Read More >>> about Things You Should Know About Creating Custom Alexa Skills

VoiceDesigned working with Aspire 3 Accelerator

It is exciting to announce that VoiceDesigned is joining forces with the Aspire 3 Accelerator to take a close look at innovative entrepreneurrial developments around the voice assistant market.  This is a three month program for early stage companies which focuses on product development and markatability.  I couldn't be more thrilled to be a part of this.

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Siri Text to Speech with iPad Playground

Many mobile programmers are unaware that they have access to a rich speech synthesizer capability built into Apple's mobile environment and has been ever since iOS 7.   iOS software development has come a long ways.  We'll look at how easy it is to use the text to speech API available to iOS programmers on an iPad using the Swift programming language. Read More >>> about Siri Text to Speech with iPad Playground

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