Behind the Scenes: Creating the Westworld Skill on Amazon Alexa

By Jenna Cheng

 

Since our company was founded in 2011 by former Pixar executives, we have aspired to bring characters to life through computer conversation. With more than seven years of experience in the computer conversation space, predating the introduction of Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, we’ve been at the forefront of innovation, building software and domain expertise to deliver incredible voice experiences.

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How to Build Secure Voice Applications for Your Brand

By Martin Reddy



Smart speakers continue to rapidly become more integrated into our daily lives. There are now 50 million+ people globally activated on Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant-enabled devices, and thousands more adding devices to their homes every day. Besides driving user engagement, e
nsuring security for voice applications is critical for brands, so it is important to understand the key security procedures and privacy policies when choosing a software platform.

Protecting the security and privacy of our customers’ data is a top priority at PullString. Our platform, PullString Converse, provides a visual authoring environment for creating engaging voice applications that can be deployed to popular platforms like Amazon Alexa. As an enterprise-level solution, it’s critical for us to provide a secure product where customers can be confident that their data is stored safely and protected from unauthorized access. We take this responsibility very seriously. This article describes the various ways we achieve this goal. 

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Three Ways Voice Assistants Can Improve Health Care Provider Relationships

By Jenna Cheng

"Alexa, can you play some jazz music?"

"Hey Siri, set a countdown timer for 90 minutes."

"Ok Google, remind me to take my blood pressure medicine at 2 PM."

Most owners of a smart speaker or voice assistant device probably haven't progressed much beyond playing their favorite radio stations or turning their lights on and off. And the idea of using a voice assistant to set a specific reminder at a specific time is probably something most of us have not done.

When you see what automation services like IFTTT.com can do, and understand how they integrate Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant into their different home automation and smart technologies — HVAC, appliances, entertainment, and security systems including video camera — you realize these voice assistants are capable of so much more.

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Creating a Quiz Game Skill - The Temperature Game Part 2

By The PullString Customer Success Team

This is part two of a three part series on designing, developing, and launching a voice-first trivia skill on the Amazon Alexa platform.

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Announcing PullString Converse 1.2: Create Multi-modal Voice Experiences More Efficiently

By Guillaume Privat

When organizations new to the voice space ask us how to get started, we typically recommend taking a “crawl, walk, run" approach: start with a delivering a basic Alexa skill in market to learn about the skill creation process as well as what their customers are looking for; then add additional functionality to enhance the experience as more is learned.

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5 ways voice assistants are changing your customers' behaviors

By Guillaume Privat

This is the third post in our  blog series, “the Conversational Marketer,”  about the impact voice assistants are having on digital transformation and marketing strategies.  

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Creating a Quiz Game Skill - The Temperature Game Part 1

By The PullString Customer Success Team

This is part one of a three part series on designing, developing, and launching a voice-first trivia skill on the Amazon Alexa platform.

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Find inspiration for your next voice App with our new PullString Skill

By Guillaume Privat

A lot of our customers ask us how they can leverage voice apps (Alexa skills or Google Assistant actions) to improve their customer journeys, or drive efficiency internally with other stakeholders.

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Conversational Commerce with PullString

By Michael Fitzpatrick

Conversational commerce through platforms such as Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and IoT devices has the potential to be one of the most significant transformational technology shifts since the introduction of e-commerce.

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40+ Voice-First Use Cases for Enterprise Orgs

By Michael Fitzpatrick

 

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PullString Converse 1.1: A Revolutionary Approach to VUI Creation

By Guillaume Privat

Today, we are happy to announce the release of PullString Converse 1.1!

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Enhance your Customer Journey with Voice Apps

By Guillaume Privat

This is the second post in our  blog series, “the Conversational Marketer,”  about the impact voice assistants are having on digital transformation and marketing strategies.  

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A Unified Approach to VUI Design

By Martin Reddy

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4 reasons why CMOs should care about voice

By Guillaume Privat

We are starting a blog series, “the Conversational Marketer,”  about the impact voice assistants are having on digital transformation and marketing strategies.  This is the first post in the series

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The Technology Within Conversation Cloud

By Martin Reddy

This blog post is the first in a series of articles that will go into depth about the underlying technology being developed at PullString, Inc. We kick off the series by talking about the Conversation Cloud, the scalable runtime infrastructure that powers all of our customers' voice apps.

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Create and Deploy Engaging Voice Experiences Faster with PullString Converse 1.0

By Guillaume Privat

Today, we are happy to announce the release of Converse 1.0!

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PullString Speaking at KeyBanc Capital Markets Annual Emerging Technology Summit

By Michael Fitzpatrick

 

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Free Webinar on Building Conversational Experiences this Thursday, February 22nd

By Michael Fitzpatrick

Oren Jacob, CEO and co-founder of PullString, will be speaking this Thursday at 11am Pacific about building convincing conversational experiences with the technology around us. This free webinar is designed for people interested in building voice experiences for Amazon Alexa, Google Home, and other voice-first platforms.

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The Year Ahead for Voice Apps on Amazon Alexa

By Jessica Kitchens

There are some exciting new Amazon developer features currently in beta. Keep ahead of the pack by considering how these initiatives could impact future skill designs. Here’s a rundown of what we anticipate 2018 has in store!

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The Importance of Developing a Voice Strategy

By Jessica Kitchens

 

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