Voice Applications for Alexa and Google Assistant

Voice Applications for Alexa and Google Assistant
Voice Applications for Alexa and Google Assistant by Dustin A. Coates
English | 2019 | ISBN: 1617295317 | 264 Pages | PDF | 10 MB

Voice Applications for Alexa and Google Assistant is your guide to designing, building, and implementing voice-based applications for Alexa and Google Assistant. Inside, you’ll learn how to build your own “skills”—the voice app term for actions the device can perform—from scratch.
In 2018, an estimated 100 million voice-controlled devices were installed in homes worldwide, and the apps that control them, like Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, are getting more powerful, with new skills being added every day. Great voice apps improve how users interact with the web, whether they’re checking the weather, asking for sports scores, or playing a game.
Voice Applications for Alexa and Google Assistant is your guide to designing, building, and implementing voice-based applications for Alexa and Google Assistant. You’ll learn to build applications that listen to users, store information, and rely on user context, as you create a voice-powered sleep tracker from scratch. With the basics mastered, you’ll dig deeper into multiuse conversational flow and other more-advanced concepts. Smaller projects along the way reinforce your new techniques and best practices.
What’s inside

  • Building a call-and-response skill
  • Designing a voice user interface
  • Using conversational context
  • Going multimodal
  • Tips and best practices