Amazon announced a new feature on May 30th that is designed to improve Alexa skill discovery. Nameless invocation, also known as CanFulfillIntentRequest, enables you to make your skill and your brand  discoverable  through content that consumers are searching for.

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Dialogflow recently recognized XAPPmedia as one of only five agencies listed on its website. We are proud of joining this exclusive group in large part because we really like using the product. One great example where team XAPP put Dialogflow to good use is the award-winning Bravo Tango brain training Google Assistant Action we built in collaboration with 360i for National Geographic.

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XAPPmedia today announced that is has launched more than 1,000 paid voice apps for leading consumer brands and media companies that operate on Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. The voice apps are provided with robust managed services that include uptime monitoring, high availability failover, incident support, analytics reporting and ongoing optimization.

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We knew from the beginning that working on National Geographic’s Bravo Tango Brain Training Google Action was going to be different. National Geographic was more focused on helping the type of military veterans portrayed in its television program The Long Road Home than promoting the show.

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Smart speakers and voice assistants in general are turning out to be a more important consumer shift for radio than mobile. To give radio broadcasters a quick tutorial on how to succeed on Alexa, last week XAPPmedia held a 30-minute webinar which discussed key market data, listener stats and best practices related to putting radio on Alexa.

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LONDON, May 8, 2018 – LOVE SPORT, the broadcaster that took club podcasters to radio, today announced a collaboration with XAPPmedia to make 10 shows available to fans through Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant and the respective Echo and Google Home smart speakers. It is the first known portfolio of podcasts to be made simultaneously available on both Alexa and Google Assistant in the UK.

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This week, XAPP hosted a webinar on the topic of how radio can succeed on Alexa. Inside Radio listened in and highlighted a few key points from the 30-minute session in a recent article this week. One of the main takeaways was that while voice assistants and smart speakers have brought radio back into the home, they will also be coming to the automobile faster than you think.

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Radio ratings participants are about 68% more likely to own a smart speaker than the general population according to January data from NuVudoo. The data show that 33% of media ratings participants with either a PPM or Diary owned a smart speaker, up from just 16% in August 2017. Amazon Echo, Google Home and other […]

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Amazon’s Alexa is being adopted by car makers ranging from Ford and Toyota to BMW. Ford says 20 million cars will have Alexa access in 2018 and that is a good start. Those announcements show a trend, but new testing by Amazon may accelerate Alexa availability by introducing an Echo Dot model for cars.

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XAPP has helped launch over 800 Amazon Alexa radio skills over the past 12 months. These launches range from big radio groups like Cumulus and Scripps to regional groups and single stations like Radio Dubuque and The Journey. On May 1st, XAPP will hold our first webinar discussing what we learned launching 800 radio stations on Alexa.

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