January 11, 2018

Alexa is Coming to a Car Near You. Will Your Station Be Heard?

You may have been following the news from CES this week. If you have, then you know that Toyota and Lexus are adding Alexa access in 2018. The number one manufacturer of car infotainment systems, Panasonic, is also adding Alexa access. Garmin is doing the same thing. Both companies will introduce Alexa to a lot of car models.
January 8, 2018

2017 Was the Year of the Smart Speaker, Voice Assistants and XAPPmedia

The biggest technology story of 2017 was clearly the rapid rise in smart speaker adoption and proliferation of voice assistant access into everyday appliances. XAPP quickly recognized the importance of this shift in consumer technology adoption for media organizations and brands. In 2016, we began optimizing our interactive voice platform, One Voice AI, to enable companies to quickly establish a presence on Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and Microsoft Cortana individually and simultaneously.
December 28, 2017

Top XAPPmedia Blogs of 2017 – Alexa Best Practices, Infographic for Brands Looking at Voice, Bravo Tango and Much More

2017 was a big year for voice assistants. It was also a big year for XAPPmedia. After launching just three voice apps in 2016, XAPPmedia was tapped to develop more than 650 in 2017. Here are the top seven blogs from this tremendous year. We look forward to seeing what new exciting developments 2018 has in store for both voice assistants and XAPPmedia.
December 15, 2017
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XAPP Helps Cumulus Launch Network of 300 Custom Alexa Skills

Cumulus today announced that it has launched a network of 300 custom Alexa skills. The XAPPmedia team was proud to help Cumulus bring its radio stations […]
December 13, 2017

WIRED: The Future is Screenless

Amazon Alexa presents an enormous opportunity for brands to connect directly with consumers in their homes. But creating an engaging voice-first experience also has its challenges. Ricki Harris of WIRED discusses this topic in a new article featuring XAPPmedia CEO Pat Higbie and other voice industry leaders’ opinions on why brands should embrace a screenless future.
December 4, 2017

Welcome SurferNETWORK

Today, XAPP’s newest partner, SurferNETWORK announced our collaboration to bring even more radio stations and podcasters to Amazon Alexa and other voice assistants. We are excited to be working with the SurferNETWORK team because of their 19-years of experience bringing radio, sports teams, independent artists and labels, and more the ability to distribute their content on mobile and web.
November 28, 2017

Infographic: 15 Voice Assistant Facts Every Marketer Should Know

Voice assistants represent a new channel to reach and engage consumers. XAPP’s market research team pulled together 15 key data points about voice technology adoption that every marketer should keep in mind while planning for 2018.
November 16, 2017
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XAPPmedia Helps Jazz FM Becomes The First Custom Alexa Skill for Radio in the UK

Jazz FM yesterday announced it became the first UK radio station to launch a custom Alexa skill. XAPPmedia has helped over 500 U.S. radio stations launch Alexa skills that connect them directly with their listeners and we were excited to help Jazz FM start this trend in the UK.