Developing for a Voice First World


A Puzzling Development 1

A Puzzling Development

By early 2018 I had already published a few fairly basic Alexa Skills, but my first attempt to build a fully robust Alexa Skill was "The Oddly Uncanny Fannee Doollee",…
Amazon Alexa and the Matter of Cat Facts 2

Amazon Alexa and the Matter of Cat Facts

On June 1st, 2020 I visited the Alexa Skills store and did a search for "cat facts".  The result of that search yielded an astonishing 15 pages of Alexa Skills.…
sonic branding

Sonic Branding, That Sounds Familiar

The three note chimes of NBC, the static “ahhhh” of HBO, Sonic Branding is not a new concept, but with the rise of Voice First technologies, it can be argued…