Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) has launched a new SDK (software developer kit) for Alexa, the brain behind its Amazon Echo device. As per the reports, the Alexa Skills Kit makes available important tools, such as application program interfaces to ensure that developers can build better capabilities for Alexa.
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Amazon wants to take its offering to another level in the future to cover the better market share. In this series, the company has made available Alexa Voice service to developers and third party hardware creators. The initiative has established Alexa as a free agent that is capable of helping developers in an effective way.
The Amazon Echo targets the Internet of Things concerning smart homes and ubiquitous computing. Users can think beyond what looks impossible to everyone with the help of this feature. In simple words, users can easily control lights and other equipment with the help of their voice. It doesn’t work like a normal device that uses voice features. Users can ask questions to the Amazon Echo regarding weather, traffic, and other important issues. Apart from it, they can also use it as a hands-free and execute a host of works that otherwise take a lot of time.
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) had announced a few days ago that anyone in The United States could pre-order Amazon Echo for $180, but the delivery would only be made after July 14, 2015. The company had made this device available only through invitations in November 2014. The company wants to make Echo available to a wider community so that Alexa can become more competent and skilled as a virtual assistant.
The initial reports made public by the company unveil that the device doesn’t need any experience in natural language recognition or speech understanding. Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) will keep floating new updates from time to time to enhance the consumer experience.