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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.

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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.

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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.

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Skill Review: City of University Park, Texas

The City of University Park, Texas voice app developed by Imaginuity is an initiative to connect with citizens and promote civic engagement. Besides updates on traffic operations, it offers coverage on events and community news in general. This voice skill catering to the residents of Texas debuted in the University Park has been designed to boost civic engagement.

Skill Review: Amazon Storytime

Amazon Storytime by Amazon Education Consumer Team is an interactive skill with engaging stories for children aged 5-12. By offering a wide-ranging collection of stories about family, friends, and more, the voice app attempts to elicit interest in kids to listen to bedtime stories. Furthermore, the skill attempts to excite kids with “spin a magic story wheel” backed by a surprise set of stories. With this voice skill, kids get to choose what kind of stories they would like to listen to. Now that’s something parents often struggle with and, therefore they are always on the lookout for different stories to keep their little ones entertained.

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Skill Review: Washington State Ferry

Intended as a resource for travelers, the Washington State Ferry voice app by Blink UX provides real-time information on departure times, seat availability, and the last scheduled ferry for the day. Designed for travelers on the go, this voice skill has been curated to be a helpful alternative to its users.

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Skill Review: Bamboo Luminaries

Bamboo Luminaries by Bamboo Learning, Inc is an interactive educational skill packed with engaging facts and quizzes. It’s a skill curated to help children know more about leading personalities who belonged to different eras and famed for their novel ideas and renowned actions.

Skill Review: MBTA Alerts

Intended as a resource for public transport riders, the MBTA Alerts voice app by Kevin Kazmierczak provides alerts on the subway or commuter rail lines. To receive relevant alerts on the respective public transit, the user is expected to provide the specific subway or commuter rail line names.

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Skill Review: Bamboo Math

Bamboo Math by Bamboo Learning, Inc is a math learning-oriented interactive skill with 5 different levels ranging from easy to hard mathematical questions. The mathematical challenges the skill offers are for children aged 5 to 12 but open to adults as well. The skill offers children the convenience to try out difficult levels that cover the 4 arithmetic operations – addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

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Skill Review: City of Las Vegas Information

The City of Las Vegas Information voice app developed by the City of Las Vegas is an initiative to cultivate a sense of connection with its citizens and enhance civic engagement. The skill itself has donned the guise of a platform with a horde of beneficial facts and service information. Besides providing information on planning commission meetings, the skill also provides fun facts quiz surrounding the city of Las Vegas.