Soon you may be able to launch apps with Alexa voice commands on your iPhone or Android device. This is because Amazon is working on a new feature for its Alexa voice assistant that will let the software launch Android and iOS apps using voice commands
Amazon has announced a number of new tools that third-party app developers can use to add Alexa functionality to their respective apps on both platforms.
With the name “Alexa for Apps”, developers can integrate Amazon’s voice assistant into their apps and services. “With Alexa for Apps added to a custom skill, customers … can use their voice to interact with mobile apps,” the company said in an official blog post.
That means you can soon use Alexa voice commands to launch apps on iOS and Android.Tweet
Other use cases may include using voice commands to find, view information, and access functions in compatible apps.
Basically, the integration enables users to perform all actions that can be accessed via a deep link within apps.
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Amazon says it works with TikTok, Yellow Pages, Uber, Sonic, Zynga, Volley and other developers to test functionality.
- Alexa for Apps is free and works for both iOS and Android.
- It is currently in preview, but developers can request early access.
- If their request is accepted, they can test the deep linking ability of their Alexa skill.
To do this, they need to use phones with Alexa-integrated or Alexa-enabled accessories such as the Echo Buds. It can also be tested with the Alexa app on iOS or Android devices.
Although the feature may come in handy for Android users, Apple does not allow a third-party voice assistant to be set as the default.
That means you have to start Alexa on iOS first and then talk to him to start and control compatible apps.
So are you excited about controlling your mobile apps with Alexa voice commands? Let us know in the comment box. Until then,
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