How to Develop Voice Assistant Apps Like Never Before
In case you’ve never heard of Voice Assistant (VA) apps before, they are programs created and/or designed for use with computers and mobile devices to make speaking to people easier, quicker and more convenient. So, how to develop voice assistant apps like Alexa? Well, the first step is to decide on the topic of your application. Then choose a platform (PC or smartphone) and begin building it from scratch. Keep in mind that there are several platforms available and it helps to understand the benefits of each before you begin your development process. But if you do decide to pick one, there are a few things to keep in mind:
Think of your Voice Assistant as an extension of yourself. The idea here is to give the VA the ability to understand and execute directions without having to actually utter the words or phrases out. You should be able to program the VA to work for specific purposes such as asking her to call you a taxi, asking you a question about the weather forecast, asking you a sales question etc. In fact, most voice assistants are capable of doing virtually anything you want them to. You don’t have to be a computer wizard to set up such a voice assistant.
Now, on to the actual development of your Voice Assistant application. When creating your application, you’ll want to choose a topic that is specific to your target audience. You can use a form to collect data or you can write directly to the device (such as your phone’s screen). As mentioned earlier, it is possible to personalize your voice assistant so you may want to ask her to spell out your name or ask how to use a particular feature.
Once you’ve chosen your topic, you’ll want to choose a voice assistant developer to help you. There are several options available to you. The first two options would be to hire someone locally, find a developer on a freelancing site, or use a turn-key service.
Hiring a developer via a freelancer will involve using an online bidding site. This may be fine if you want to develop one of these devices yourself, but you will likely end up with a high price. If you use this route, you’ll be limited to what the freelancer is offering but you won’t have to pay a set price. On the flip side, if you develop using a Turn-key service, you will likely pay a set price and you won’t be limited in what features you’ll be able to use.
Now, once you have decided on your Voice Assistant developer and purchased your development kit, it is time to actually develop your application. Again, the internet provides several places to find developers who can help you. You can find voice assistant developers via searches in Google, Yahoo, MSN and even in the classifieds. If you find one you like, you can contact them or get a quote. This will generally be the same price as hiring a local developer, but it’s nice to have the peace of mind knowing that if you have any problems you can call them and get an immediate resolution.
Another option for developing a voice assistant application is to use a turn-key service. These services will provide you with everything you need to create and manage your voice assistant application including, but not limited to, a website, database, marketing materials, toll-free numbers and support. The turn-key service will also take care of all the technical details so that you can focus on creating your application. This is a great option for those who aren’t familiar with developing mobile applications, since it allows you to focus on building your business instead of worrying about the technical details.
One final option for learning how to develop voice assistant apps like having a class. You could take a course or hire a tutor. There are also courses you can buy online and offline that offer similar information. If you decide to take a course, check to see if they offer ongoing training and certification. If they do, then this is the most effective way of learning how to develop a voice assistant for your business. If you choose to hire a tutor, make sure you go over all of the information they provide with you thoroughly so you don’t miss anything important.