Doubling down on voice experiences that work anywhere

We just launched Jovo v3, which enables you to build highly flexible voice experiences that now work across even more devices and platforms, including Samsung Bixby, Twilio Autopilot, Web Apps, and more. To learn more, take a look at the technical announcement and our GitHub, or contact sales for enterprise support.

A little over a year ago, we released Jovo v2, a more powerful way to build voice applications that work across platforms like Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.

Jovo has since become the go-to open source framework for voice app development, powering tens of millions of live interactions every…


Now more modular, more extensible, and with powerful integrations

Jovo, the open source framework for voice app development of Alexa Skills and Google Actions, releases version 2.0. Read below to learn more about the changes, or see our migration guide here.

Here’s what it can do for you:

  • A completely new architecture, written in Typescript
  • A more modular, extensible approach
  • Powerful new integrations: Content Management Systems, Databases, Hosting Providers

Watch the video here:

What a year. Almost a year ago, we released version 1.0 of the Jovo Framework, with the goal to empower developers and professional teams to build great voice apps, faster. Since then, teams of all…


Introducing the Jovo Debugger (beta)

Jovo, the open source framework for voice app development of Alexa Skills and Google Actions, launches an additional tool that makes developers’ lives easier: the Jovo Debugger.

Read on to learn more, or watch this video:

After building some larger voice apps with the Jovo Framework that included several states and multi-turn conversations, we realized how tedious the whole testing and debugging process still is. If you want to test the whole user flow, you mostly have two options:

  1. Test on a device with your voice, or
  2. use the simulators provided by Amazon and…


Including Language Models, powerful new CLI Features, and more

Jovo, the open source framework for voice app development of Alexa Skills and Google Actions, releases version 1.0. Read below to learn more about the changes, and see our migration guide here.

About 6 months ago, at voicecamp demo day, we open sourced a very initial release of the Jovo Framework. It was simple, but it did its job, and it has since become the most powerful open source framework for cross-platform voice app development.


And it’s built on the blockchain. (just kidding)

Brands are getting ready for voice

If businesses haven’t paid attention to voice technologies in 2017, they most certainly do after this holiday season, which showed how fast Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant are being adopted by mainstream consumers.

The Echo Dot was the #1 top selling item on Amazon, while you can also find Google Assistant on more than 400 million devices now. And at the distinctly voice-dominated CES this year, manufacturers of smart home devices, connected cars, and wearables showed off their Alexa and Google Assistant integrations.

Brands are realizing that it’s time to embrace voice…


Thoughts on Designing Seamless Voice Experiences

“Alexa, what’s new?”

I walk out of the bedroom and listen to the news while preparing breakfast.

I’ve gotten very used to Alexa. It’s not that it has dramatically changed how I consume content, but it’s a great way to get things done hands-free while focusing on other stuff in the living room or the–

Wait.

My mind’s wandering again.

What was Alexa just saying? Who was that guy again, the one who was just mentioned? I recognize his name, but I can’t remember what he looks like.

Let’s find out.

I’m reaching for my phone, which is on the…


And Twitter didn’t like it

There have been a lot of people talking about “fake news” and misinformation since the election in November. Could an increase in “filter bubbles" and the deliberate spread of misleading information be the reason for the growing divide in this and other countries? Many people believe so. Fake articles even appear to be more viral than real ones. Here’s some more information about the debate, in case you want to catch up: Key Moments in the Fake News Debate.

I never wanted to join this discussion. Sometimes I feel like our tech/media bubble is the only bubble that’s currently caring…


Getting rid of onboarding wizards

User Onboarding is a big topic right now. No matter if it’s about sign-up flow, a great first-run experience, or making the user familiar with new product features on an ongoing basis, it feels like many people are now aware of the importance of a good user onboarding strategy. Although I think a good first-run experience is very important (“What happens right after sign-up makes or breaks any web product”), I don’t like the typical onboarding wizards you see in webapps these days.

What’s wrong with onboarding wizards?

Don’t get me wrong, there are many great onboarding solutions out there…

Jan König

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