August 30, 2018

Launch is Day One. How High Availability, Low Latency and Continuous Monitoring are Critical for Voice Apps on Alexa and Google Assistant.

Alexa skills and Google Assistant Actions are growing like weeds. Now that more than 50 million consumers in the U.S. have access to smart speakers, 100 million worldwide are expected to use the devices by year end and about 1.5 billion devices have access to a voice assistant through smartphones and PCs, everyone wants access to the large and growing audience. That includes some of the world’s largest brands and media companies.
March 13, 2018
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XAPP is Bringing Podcasts to Google Home and Assistant

A new Google Assistant feature was announced Friday called Media Response API. XAPP has been working with a beta version of the Media Response API for several months during a developer review period. We are happy to say that three XAPP podcast customers are officially live on Google Assistant and Google Home today using the new capabilities.
March 1, 2018

Three Ways XAPP is Improving User Experience for Podcasts on Alexa

Many podcasters are surprised when their podcast shows up on Alexa, usually through a TuneIn integration. This is great until someone actually tries to listen - it is a totally broken user experience. That is what we set out to address with Voice Cast for Podcasters.
March 19, 2015

XAPP Expands Voice-Activated User Engagement Features

We first introduced XAPPmedia a year ago this month and our first product, XAPP Ads, was designed to help Internet radio and audio streaming services increase the value of their advertising inventory. Over the past year, we have been busy. We worked with our customers, partners, advertisers and ad agencies. Many saw the bigger picture behind interactive audio, including opportunities beyond advertising.
October 22, 2014

Experience XAPP on Your Phone Today

Many people have asked us whether they could get a demo app to better understand the user experience and show colleagues what the XAPP Ad format enables. Previously, we only made this available to integration partners, but now anyone can download the XAPP Ad demo app for their iPhone.
October 7, 2014
Content Discovery

Content Discovery – Making the Most of Your Audio Assets

We have received a lot of interest in our latest product, XAPP Content Discovery. Our first product, Interactive Audio Ads addressed the challenge of mobile audio monetization straight on. Interactive Audio Content Discoveries leverage the platform even further. Instead of advertisers generating engagement for their offers, publishers can use the platform to promote their audio content libraries.
August 26, 2014
"Play Next" Custom Action

Custom Actions for Mobile Audio Ad Conversion

Recently, we announced custom phrases as a new XAPP Ads feature. This week we are announcing a new and even more powerful feature: custom actions. Whereas custom phrases allow you to designate the phrase uttered by consumers, custom actions allow you to invent new consumer engagement techniques for conversion.
August 14, 2014
Getting Consumers to Speak Your Brand Name

Consumers Say your Brand Message to Engage

We've had many inbound requests from audio publishers, advertisers and agencies lately at XAPP, so we can tell the idea of interactive audio advertising driven by voice engagement has inspired many people’s creative thinking. That creativity has also led to requests for new features. One of the simplest and most interesting is the ability to designate custom phrases.