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Skill Review: Expedia

Skill Review: Expedia

The Expedia voice skill created by one of the world’s leading travel platforms, Expedia Inc. is dedicated to enriching the travel experience of its users. This voice app takes it up a notch than the usual apps confined to providing timely information and updates to its end-users. The Expedia skill attempts to enhance the user engagement experience by providing recommendations for suitable travel spots personalized to the user’s tastes and interests. Leveraging the easy, intuitive way of voice-activated technology, this skill has embedded features that fit the user’s basic needs.

Arathi Nair On August 5, 2020
Feature Friday: Check Variable

Feature Friday: Check Variable

The “Check Variable” component offers support for providing if/else decisions based on a single condition. It allows for many comparisons including exist, less than, equal to, and many others. This is a core feature for any branching choices or when certain input was not provided.

Aarti Vijay On July 31, 2020
Skill Review: Voice Stories

Skill Review: Voice Stories

Voice Stories by Volley Inc is an engaging skill with episodic interactive stories for mature audiences. The unique facet of this skill is the option to pick a genre and get the conversation going. The user gets to reel the unfolding of each story based on his choices. Hence, it is different from the usual kind of stories which are lead by a series of interactive questions. That being said, this skill is directed not for children but for adults who would like to take a trip down the story lane through the emotions the user opts for.

Arathi Nair On July 29, 2020
Smart Speakers for 311 services

Smart Speakers for 311 services

Citizen expectations are on the rise, demanding faster, more efficient interactions with government entities along with instant access to information. In today’s digital world, citizens expect easy access to their city’s non-emergency services and information about local news, events, and government resources. Their needs must be resolved by the city in a manner that is quick, collaborative, and innovative through multiple channels.

Arathi Nair On July 27, 2020