“Alexa! Open <your business>” 

 

Voice User Interface Design (VUID) For Amazon Alexa “Skills”

 

Alexa “Skills“are essentially Voice Apps which enable Amazon’s voice assistant to connect to hardware and software to perform certain tasks.

Whether it’s turning your heating up or ordering some dinner, there are plenty of things your Echo can do. Thanks to its open API, the list of compatible services and devices is growing by the day, too.

“Alexa is Amazon’s cloud-based intelligent voice service and the brain behind tens of millions of devices. Customers talk to Alexa through the Echo family of devices and over a hundred third-party products with Alexa built-in made by the world’s leading consumer electronics brands. There are also tens of thousands of third-party Alexa-connected devices. With Alexa, device makers can build voice-forward products that offer a natural user interface and reach customers across the globe by joining the network of Alexa devices, skills, and services. You have the flexibility to build devices with Alexa built-in that customers can talk to directly, and connect your devices to the Alexa solutions.”

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