Developing for a Voice First World


Amazon Alexa and the Matter of Cat Facts 1

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…
Fannee Doollee Stac

An Oddly Uncanny Children’s Skill

As I get deeper into Voice First development I am looking for ideas of projects that lend themselves to voice interaction. I decided to try and put together a fun…
My BQ Skill for Alexa

My BQ Making Progress

My Second Alexa Skill, My BQ has passed certification and is now available. My BQ was developed as way for athletes to easily discover the finish-time required to qualify for…