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John Kelvie

Monitoring For Alexa Skills and Google Actions

By John Kelvie |

We are pleased to announce the release of our monitoring and alerting for Amazon Alexa Skills and Google Assistant.

Monitoring works with either HTTP-based or Lambda-based voice apps, and regularly pings your service to ensure that it is alive and responding in a timely fashion.

Any issues, and you will get an email alert immediately. It’s easy to setup, and works in tandem with our already in-depth logging features.

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John Kelvie

Silent Echo For Alexa - Now In Beta

By John Kelvie |

We are pleased to announce the Beta version of Silent Echo - Speak to Alexa without Talking!

The Silent Echo service includes:

We think these are very useful tools, and hope you enjoy them and find them helpful as well!

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Introducing Actions On Google Support

By John Kelvie |

We love the Google Assistant and Actions on Google, and have been working with them since their release late last year.

We are pleased that we now have support for them natively in our tools, both our bst proxy as well as Logless diagnostics dashboard. And we are thrilled to be recognized by Google on their Monitoring & Tools page, the only monitoring provider to have this recognition.

We believe Bespoken’s offering is a great asset for developing first-class Conversation Actions!

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AI, Alexa Skills, and the Diagnostics Singularity

By John Kelvie |
Terminator Robots
But the chatbots seemed so nice...

Much has been written about the impending artificial intelligence singularity — the point at which machine intelligence outstrips humankind’s, promptly enslaves it, and potentially causes the universe to collapse. Some people think the bot takeover is not far off.

But what do we do in the meantime? Well, given the danger, we should keep a close eye on these bots…by carefully instrumenting them via logging, monitoring, and analytics :-) Together, we refer to this instrumentation as diagnostics. And, interestingly, we are seeing a convergence here as well. It has far less apocalyptic implications, but it does have many practical ones. What are they and what is driving them?

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Alexa Dev Chat Podcast Interviews Bespoken

Discussing Tools to Build, Test, and Monitor Amazon Alexa Skills

By John Kelvie |
Alexa Dev Chat Podcast

It was a pleasure to appear on Alexa and Echo Chief Evangelist Dave Isbitski’s Podcast, Alexa Dev Chat (SoundCloud | iTunes). Bespoken came to Dave’s attention as part of the weekly Developer Office Hours for Alexa. I enjoyed coming on the podcast to discuss how Bespoken is helping Alexa developers more easily build and maintain skills and offer some tips on making the most of the platform.

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