With an investment from Amazon’s Alexa Fund, which provides venture capital to promote innovation in voice technology, Voiceflow has teamed up with Amazon to help make skills development more accessible to everyone – no coding required. Voiceflow enables teams to collaboratively design, prototype, and build voice apps for Amazon Alexa without writing any code. The service features collaboration, advanced prototyping features, among many others.
As opportunities in developing voice apps are growing, Voiceflow wants to make building Alexa skills as mainstream as creating web or mobile apps, placing voice technology within reach. It’s continuing to gain popularity as an option for people to build a rapid prototype, explore a proof of concept, or to build a skill without coding. Voiceflow is a tool made by a community member, for the community.
“Developers have built some incredible voice experiences for customers over the years, and we’re always looking for ways to make it easier for them to design, develop and deploy engaging skills for Alexa,” said Paul Bernard, director of the Amazon Alexa Fund. “Voiceflow has quickly established itself as a trusted resource among voice developers, and we’re excited to support the company as it further streamlines skill development and helps developers take their voice experiences to the next level.”
Since Voiceflow’s launch in December 2018, more than 20,000 users have signed up for the service. Popularity of the service is growing, both as an option for those who want to quickly develop Alexa skills but don’t know how to code and as an additional skill building tool for developers.
“We’re thrilled to be working with Amazon to help voice product teams build better, more engaging experiences,” says Braden Ream, CEO at Voiceflow.
The number of Alexa skills available has now topped 100,000 and continues to grow. Voiceflow is helping by making skill development accessible to anyone, not just seasoned developers. “Voiceflow and the community around it make it really easy to make the transition from web and mobile to voice.” Said, Paul Cutsinger, Head of Alexa Voice Design Education at Amazon Alexa. “I’m excited by this Alexa Fund investment because Braden and team are thinking hard about the design aspects of voice user experiences.” Try Voiceflow today for your first or next Alexa skill.