Experiences designed around the human voice will fundamentally improve the way people use technology. The Alexa Fund—named for Alexa, the cloud-based voice service that powers Amazon Echo—provides up to $100 million in investments to fuel voice technology innovation from developers, manufacturers, and start-ups of all sizes.
Today Amazon announced a new recipient of the Alexa Fund, Invoxia. Invoxia is a France-based tech company and creator of Triby, a new Wi-Fi connected communication device that lives in your kitchen. Triby magnetically sticks to your fridge and can play music, make calls, and display messages. Invoxia will work with the Alexa Skills Kit and Alexa Voice Service to integrate Alexa into Triby, so customers can simply say things like “Alexa, ask Triby to call mom.” Triby will be the first third-party product to integrate Alexa with far-field voice capabilities. Learn more about Invoxia and Triby at http://www.invoxia.com/en.
“We’re excited to work with Amazon and the Alexa Fund to integrate Alexa into our Triby devices,” said Sébastien de la Bastie, Managing Director at Invoxia. “Triby is equipped with Invoxia’s In Vivo Acoustic technology allowing it to capture voice from a distance and interact with Alexa hands-free, without pushing a button. By adding Alexa to Triby, our customers will be able to use their voice to make calls, access news, weather and other information, and control their smart home. We can’t wait to bring it to more people.”
Why Work With the Alexa Fund?
Invoxia joins 10 previously funded companies: Petnet, Musaic, Rachio, Orange Chef, Scout Alarm, Garageio, Toymail, Dragon Innovation, MARA, and Mojio. Beyond financial support, the Alexa Fund builds on Amazon’s track record of helping innovative individuals grow ideas into successful products and businesses. With established business and technology expertise, Amazon can help take ideas from initial concept to the marketplace by offering tools such as early access to SDK capabilities, hands-on development support for hardware or software, enhanced marketing support on Amazon.com, placement at Amazon showcase events, membership in AWS Activate, and more. Tell us about your idea.
It’s Easy to Get Started
You may also want to check out these additional Alexa developer resources:
Order Echo - Amazon.com Page
Alexa Skills Kit (ASK)
Alexa Voice Service (AVS)
Alexa Developer Forums
Getting Started with the Alexa Skills Kit
Alexa Skills Kit Voice Design Handbook
Create a developer account on the Amazon Appstore
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