Amazon Alexa has opened a new level of opportunity for small business and enterprises.
We all have experienced the panic attacks of remembering that the coffee maker is still on, the garage door wasn’t closed and then you started to doubt whether you have closed the main door. You are far away from the home and helpless. Smart homes are breaking this cycle.
Technology is making our life very easy and convenient, with each passing day you’ll get a new invention making your life easier. Today You can manage your Motion sensors, utilities, light appliances, switches, remote, doors and windows with your voice control. Just take your phone out of your pocket and turn off the coffee maker, check the lock status of doors and turn off the lights.
We all are aware about the popularity of Alexa; amazon Alexa is redefining virtual assistance. Alexa is a cloud based voice recognition service API that has the capability to enable next generation voice enabled IoT ecosystem. The basic features of Alexa are alarms and timers, checking for weather and sports, streaming music, and answering questions by using the Bing search engine and Wikipedia.
But we humans are never satisfied with the basics, Alexa is now trained to connect to smart home devices to provide a new level of experience to the users.
According to the investment firm Mizuho, “Amazon Echo can exceed a revenue of $ 11 billion by the end of 2020.”
This is the new revolution for businesses and enterprises; today people are opting for smart homes rather than traditional products. Companies like Philips, LG, Wink, Iris and many more has already integrated with Amazon Alexa and there customers are loving their innovative approach.
How does Amazon Alexa work?
To use Amazon Echo we need to write a script and upload it to Amazon Lambda Server.
Whenever you send a command to Alexa; a call will be sent to Alexa skills set using message queuing transportation(MQTT) protocol.
The Alexa Skills Kit (ASK) allows, developers, designers, and brands to create engaging skills and reach millions of customers. ASK is a collection of tools, documentation, code samples, and self-service APIs that provides quick and convenient ways to add new skills to Alexa. ASK works with the field of field of voice design to leverage Amazon’s innovative work and knowledge. We have to write the skills that need to be implemented in ASK. These are known as intents like open, turn on, the commands we give to Alexa. And we create intents which match the commands.
With AWS Lambda, you can easily run code without managing the servers. Lambda doesn’t require administration , you can run code for virtually any type of application or backend service. You can set up your code to automatically trigger from other AWS services or call it directly from any web or mobile app.
Have a look at some trending Smart Home Amazon Echo devices enabled with an Alexa skill:
1. Locks and home security:
ADT and Alexa have combined to protect your home in a smarter way. With Alexa you can seamlessly arm and disarm your system, control door locks and even close your garage door. ADT is not the only company that supports Alexa, August Smart Lock and Scout Alarm are also in the competition. Although their functionalities are different, but they have the same aim of home security with virtual assistance.
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Amazon has recently upgraded its skill kit to support thermostats. You can control your home temperature just by commanding to Alexa. Companies like Ecoobee, Emerson Sensi and Nest Learning are leading in smart thermostats providers.
Honeywell is a startup that gathers the courage to step into smart thermostats by following Nest concept. And soon gained the limelight among the smart Alexa supported thermostats.
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Alexa doesn’t only turn on and off your home lights, it can change the color of the bulbs, adjust the brightness and much more. The trending smart product in lights in Lifx, it offers custom Alexa skills for voice activated color changes.
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Let’s talk about the services that are integrated with Alexa now, Alexa is supporting various interactive services for the users.
If you are thinking of a startup or you are already having a startup, then you can consider these services as an idea. Don’t worry, we will guide you whenever you need. Have a look at some interesting services of Alexa:
Spotify integrates with amazon echo and allows control of your music with the voice commands. Thinking about how to play Spotify with Amazon Alexa? Just link your Spotify account to amazon Alexa app in the settings section and then change your default music services to Spotify. That’s it you are done, all you have to do now is ask Alexa to play your songs and you will get your songs.
Spotify is the leading music provider, you can be the next. Tell us your idea and we will create one for you.
Do you know you can ask Alexa to book a ride for you? Yes, Alexa can book your Uber ride just by voice control. Ask Alexa to book your cab, cancel your ride or how far is the cab; Alexa will have all the answers.
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Domino’s has always been the fastest pizza chain with its online pizza trackers and ordering pizza from pizza emoji option. Ask Alexa to order your pizza and you will get your pizza delivered at your place without even touching your phone.
Do you have a food chain? Why don’t you try Alexa? Tell us your requirement and we will give you the most innovative solution.
Alexa skills are not limited to these services only; Alexa can be trained for any skill set.
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