Team XAPP has focused for the past four years on building great interactive voice experiences. Sometimes, those experiences are so subtle that people don’t even notice all of the engineering behind them because they seem like such a natural voice interaction. Other times, the experience noticeably delights consumers because they aren’t expecting their home voice […]

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XAPPmedia found a new voice in 2016 with the creation of our new Alexa skill development tools. We’ve helped a wide variety of clients, from authors to energy bar brands, find their own voice by developing custom Alexa skills for the growing voice web audience. We also expanded our interactive audio ad business with new deals in the U.S., Europe and Latin America. Read below to learn more about what we’ve been up to this year.

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Voicebot recently interviewed XAPPmedia CEO Pat Higbie and Rise Bar Founder Pete Spenuzza about Rise Bar’s new Alexa skill, Rise Above, developed by XAPPmedia.

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Yesterday Voicebot covered the release of XAPPmedia’s new Alexa Skill for The Investors podcast, We Study Billionaires. The article interviews XAPPmedia CTO John Kelvie and co-host of The Investors podcast, Preston Pysh about the development process what they learned along the way. It also contains a video demonstrating our new Amazon Alexa feature for podcasters that enables listeners to browse titles by hearing a short description for each episode.

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We Study Billionaires is the first podcast Alexa skill using Amazon’s AudioPlayer interface and the Scan Feature developed by XAPPmedia to deliver an interactive voice experience for listeners of the number one ranked stock investing podcast, The Investors Podcast.

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Irvine, California – December 8, 2016 – Rise Bar launches “Rise Above,” an Amazon Alexa skill that provides healthy lifestyle tips to eat simply and rise above in sport, business and life.

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In an article last week, The Marketing Site featured Brand Haiku, the latest Alexa skill to be developed by XAPPmedia.

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How long will it be before we have an Internet of Bots? Today’s video demonstrates that we aren’t too far away from that becoming a reality.

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WASHINGTON D.C., October 13, 2016 – XAPPmedia, the leader in interactive voice engagement, announced the availability of Brand Haiku, a new Amazon Alexa Skill based on the book Fifty-Seven Brand Haikus written by brand strategist and filmmaker Joseph Benson. This is believed to be the first book to be fully transformed into an interactive voice experience for Amazon’s Alexa.

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LOS ANGELES – October 4, 2016 —Triton Digital, a leading technology provider for the audio industry, today announced its representation of XAPPmedia’s premium interactive audio ads on Slacker Radio, a leading Internet radio service. This is in addition to Slacker’s own audio inventory and programming, which Triton Digital has been representing since 2010.

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