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Three Takeaways from VOICE Summit 2018

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After three full days of sessions, introductions, conversations, and selfies at VOICE Summit 2018 last week, we walked away with three important takeaways. 1. Voice – Past, Present, Future The enthusiasm and scale of VOICE Summit 2018 was amazing. We went from a small group of founders a few months ago at the Alexa Conference to something that can be legitimately characterized as an “industry” at this point – more than 3,000 attendees and 200 speakers from all over the world. It is a convenient time to step back and reflect on what voice is and why it is making all these strides. Fundamentally, what we continue to see is the strength of use cases where voice is incorporated into the core of products. From…

Bespoken Announces Completion of $2.4 Million Seed Funding Round

Proceeds to Enable the Voice AI Testing Software Company to Add Features and Expand Sales and Marketing Lima, Peru – July 12, 2018 – Bespoken Holdings, the worldwide leader in automated testing and monitoring for voice interactive artificial intelligence, announced today that it has completed its seed funding round. The company raised $2.4 million, which will be used to add features to its product suite and to expand sales and marketing. The company is a featured partner with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. Bespoken was founded in 2017 and currently has over 2,500 developers and QA people using its tools and testing products. Over 1,000 Alexa Skills and Google Actions are being tested and monitored with Bespoken software. Bespoken has a broad portfolio of testing…

[Video] Continuous Alexa Skill Testing with Bespoken Validation

We are making Alexa skill testing easy. In this video, watch how Bespoken will monitor your Alexa skill script continuously – before and after publication – to ensure it’s working properly. Follow along in this 90-second video and then try Bespoken testing on your Alexa skills for free. Create a free Bespoken account or log in. Want some help getting started? The Bespoken team has been writing and testing hundreds of interactions with Alexa and can recommend a few helpful tips and tricks to get you started with automatically testing and monitoring your Alexa skills using the Bespoken Validation. To start, it will help to understand how the test script sequence works and how the comparisons between inputs and outputs are configured. Write and Execute...

How to Test and Monitor Alexa Skills in the Bespoken Dashboard

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Now that you can run automated tests on your Alexa skills using Bespoken. Take a closer look at your Alexa skill data, and check out the different notifications available to help you automatically monitor Alexa skills 24/7/365. No one is immune to outages or bugs. That’s why in tandem with offering automated testing, we offer monitoring services for your HTTP- or Lambda-based Alexa skills. We will watch out for issues like:

Automated Testing for Alexa Skills

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With the release of the new Bespoken Dashboard, you can now use the Validation feature to run automated testing for Alexa skills – and it can all be done without speaking aloud. How does Automated Testing for Alexa Skills Work? When you’re logged in to your Bespoken Dashboard, select the Validation tab and create a sequence of tests for your skill. We take your test sequence and run it through Alexa Voice Service (AVS) and your skill. Like this.

7 Voice-First Experiences with Testing Alexa Skills

Testing – in nearly any form – does not typically get people excited. Except us. When it comes to voice apps, we are obsessed with tests. We are committed to sharing different testing experiences and best practices, because we believe testing will drastically improve the quality and engagement of voice apps for millions of users worldwide. If enough voice-app players integrate a complete testing plan into their systems, we will see the legitimacy of the voice-first industry begin to take hold.

Introducing the New Bespoken Dashboard: For Building Better Voice Apps

When Bespoken made its first introduction to the world in Aug 2016, we declared we were going to help you build Alexa skills faster and better. Remember this? We are happy to introduce bespoken.tools (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…

Alexa Skill Testing Checklist with over 10 Resources

Alexa Skill Testing Checklist PDF

We’ve been talking about Alexa skill testing a lot lately – in meetings, on calls, and in the digital world. Recently, in a post published on the Amazon Alexa Developer Blog, guest contributor John Kelvie gives a helpful and detailed overview of the 4 aspects of testing. Check it out here: Building Engaging Alexa Skills: Why Testing and Automation Matter To accompany John’s article, we have created this checklist to use while testing your voice apps. And within the list, we provide links to over 10 resources that will help you test and set up your unit testing framework and continuous deployment services.

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