🎵 Alexa Skill update – Blind Test

Hey Alexa fans!

Introducing the Blind Test
Blind Test is a fun game that you can play to test your musical knowledge.
The concept is simple. Listen to the song extract and find the name of the artist!

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So, what’s in this updated version? Well…

New songs 
Hundreds of new tracks to discover!
How many will you recognize?

New features 
Blind Test calculates your score so you can challenge your friends. 🙂

So if you don’t have it yet on your Alexa,
grab it now and enjoy the music!

📈 A new monitoring tool for Alexa Skills!

Hi there,

Once we published Music Quiz, our first Alexa skill, we quickly wanted to see how it was performing. We quickly discovered that we had to put in place a logging system and then that navigating through all the data generated by an Alexa skill was a nightmare.

To get more transparency and true actionable insights,
we decided to build a tool that would allow us to:

know exactly what’s going on between our skills and our users,
⇒ find and fix bugs and
⇒ enhance the user experience 

After weeks of work, here is the dashboard we have finally built:

 

The Logs section,  which allows you to search for specific sessions.

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User logs

We are also bringing out specialized analytics for conversational apps.
You can see it as “Google Analytics” for Alexa.

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Awesome, but… Can I use it for my skills?
Sure! All you have to do is log to Alexa Designer and install a small tracker code in your lambda function.

Cheers
The Vocal Apps Team 

PS: If you have privacy concerns, contact us so you can have everything installed in your server.

 

 

😎 Alexa Designer: Announcing upcoming update

Good news: A big update is coming soon!

Since we launched our private beta of Alexa Designer in January, we have received tons of feedback from the Alexa developer community.

Well, we took into account your feedback.
We reviewed and improved many points in this version.

Long story short, here is what the v2 is all about:

New dialog algorithm
Improved UX & better onboarding
In depth user analytics
Automated testing

Those features will come as part as an opt-in beta in April.
Stable version is expected in May.
Feel free to test it & send us your feedback and suggestions.

Cheers,
The Vocal Apps Team

 

🙋 Hello Alexa!

Dear Alexa Dev Community,

Today, we are super excited to announce the release of the public beta of Alexa Designer!

Alexa Designer is a set of tools created by Vocal Apps to empower every single developer, designer, hacker, big co, startup, student, curious mind… interested in creating an app for Alexa.

WHO WE ARE

Alexa Designer is developed by Vocal Apps, a team of passionate Voice Interface Designers located in France.
We are not affiliated to Amazon although we have their support.

BE A SUPER ALEXA DEVELOPER!

Start developing now with your Amazon account.
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Feel free to give us your feedback by email.

Cheers,
The Vocal Apps Team