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March 13, 2018 in Blog

Introducing the Bespoken Dashboard: For Building Better Voice Apps

TL;DR The Bespoken Dashboard has become essential for voice app developers for testing and monitoring Alexa skills and Google Actions. See more.

When Bespoken made its first introduction to the world in 2017, we declared we were going to help you build Alexa skills faster and better. Remember this?

We are happy to introduce (bst for short), a set of open source tools built specifically for ASK development. The goal of bst is to help you develop skills not just faster but also better.

The next day we released bst proxy. Then, we tinkered with Alexa audio, introduced a few $ bst commands, and just 2 months later offered an automatic unit testing solution. (Yeah, we liked testing before it was cool.) Seven months after saying hello world, the first version of the Bespoken Dashboard debuted, bringing you an intuitive way to see your Alexa skill logs. Skip to March 2018, and you now have an entire suite of Bespoken software to support your voice-app development. The Bespoken Dashboard has now become a staple in the voice-first community for testing, not only for Alexa skills, but also for Google Actions. Just take a look:

Bespoken Dashboard

The design and layout give you user-friendly access to your voice app testing and monitoring, not just a piece here or a piece there. Our Bespoken Dashboard will show you a holistic view of your voice apps, allowing you to navigate easily between writing and running automated test scripts, switching to our YAML editor for more complex testing, and monitoring. All of this simply by pointing and clicking.

Log in now to experience the Bespoken Dashboard. And if you don’t have a Bespoken account, sign-up for a FREE 30-day trial to test out all of our features. We’ve tried to make the features inside the dashboard a connected experience, staying true to our goal from day 1 – to help you create voice apps faster and better. As you navigate through our dashboard, make sure to:

  • Write test scripts easily – construct complex tests just by pointing and clicking. Simulate multi-step conversation and formulate advanced assertions
  • Turn on Monitoring and Notifications – Once you’ve created your test script, it’s as easy as a click of a button to start automatically testing your skill on a regular interval. And we’ll notify you via email if there are any issues.
  • Use our YAML Editor– switch easily to our YAML editor for more complex testing scenarios.

Are you enjoying our Bespoken Dashboard? If you have feedback to share – good or bad – please don’t hesitate to let us know via email. The voice-first community has seen a whirlwind of activity in the past few years. And the flurry continues with more and more voice-first devices, functions, APIs, and challenges surfacing weekly. As the voice platform continues to grow at a breakneck pace, we remain dedicated to continuing to provide the tools you need to build five-star voice experiences.

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