Modern Conversational Interface Design Misconceptions

By Martin Reddy

Conversational user interfaces (or CUIs) are platforms that mimic a natural human conversation, such as the voice assistant platforms Amazon Alexa, Apple Siri, Microsoft Cortana, and Google Assistant. Until recently, computers relied on graphical user interfaces (GUIs) that require additional hardware for visuals and input such as a keyboard or touch pad. Today, CUIs provide an opportunity for the user to communicate with the computer through natural language understanding techniques based on advanced artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms. 

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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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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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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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Designing VUI with a Unified Approach

By Martin Reddy

 

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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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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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"Alexa, this is your holiday season!"

By Michael Fitzpatrick

Amazon announced that the Amazon Echo Dot was the number one selling product globally, from any manufacturer, in any category, over the past weekend!

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The Intersection of Utility and Delight

By Jessica Kitchens

How to make transactional experiences on bots more successful.

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The Socratic Method for Bot Writers

By Sarah Wulfeck

What would Socrates think about chatbots? Would he suspend his own disbelief and play along with them, or would he constantly try to poke holes in the dialogue limitations? Would he consider chatbots to be impersonal, or would he revel in both their innate logical design combined with human authorship? 

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