Manchester-based Apadmi has become the first recognised Skill Builder in the north of England by Amazon Alexa. The news comes after Apadmi has been working across the region to help educate businesses and developers about voice technology.
The mobile tech specialists have been promoting voice technology and the importance of developers learning skills in this field since autumn last year, when they held their first workshop for engineers. These workshops outline best practice development process, and considerations for designing technology specifically for voice.
Since then, they’ve collaborated with Amazon to hold voice events for the tech community, as well as further workshops aimed at developers from introductory level through to advanced, at Amazon Alexa’s London HQ and in Manchester city centre.
Apadmi has used its events to get more software specialists excited about developing for voice, sharing the extensive knowledge of its staff about voice development tools outside of the standard Alexa development kits.
Marcus Hadfield, Chief Strategy Officer at Apadmi, commented: “Voice might not be new, but it’s starting to gain a lot of momentum in the tech industry. It’s critical that developers learn best practice now, and get the basics of voice design right, so that they can build on those concepts with greater ease as soon new updates are released.”
The news comes after Apadmi’s most recent Alexa skill launch: The Drum Voice, which allows readers of the global marketing publication to speak with its editor, Gordon Young.
Notes to editors
More about Apadmi: https://www.apadmi.com
List of agencies here: https://developer.amazon.com/alexa/agencies-and-tools/agencies-uk
Read about our voice event: https://www.apadmi.com/blog-everyones-talking-about-voice/
Read about our skill workshops: https://www.apadmi.com/blog-alexa-skills-workshop-voice-design-101/
Find out about our case study on The Drum: https://www.apadmi.com/work/the-drum-voice-on-alexa/
See The Drum Voice skill: https://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Drum-Voice/dp/B07DQHXSCT/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-skills&ie=UTF8&qid=1529406448&sr=1-1&keywords=the+drum+voice
See The Drum Flash Briefing skill: https://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Drum-Flash-Briefing/dp/B07DLNQBPZ/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-skills&ie=UTF8&qid=1529406717&sr=1-2&keywords=the+drum+voice
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