Amazon's Alexa in your browser

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#4 Product of the DayMay 28, 2016


Richie Holland


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Jus@codesauced · Jus, Codesauced
Hmm... This is what I got: "Alexa, order me some green beans", Alexa: "Alexa is for prime members only so I've added sleeping pills to your basket". What the actual F?
Ravi Yadav
Ravi YadavHunter@raaveyadav · Developer Evangelist
Based on a project started out by @sammachin at a hackathon: There's no always listening mode. You have to click and hold the microphone button. All services are not supported.
Alfonso C. Betancort
Alfonso C. Betancort@abetancort · Shot, develop & print 300 rolls of film.
The only thing missing is a link to a GitHub repo...
Ryan HooverPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
The landing page doesn't say much. What does this do?
Ravi Yadav
Ravi YadavHunter@raaveyadav · Developer Evangelist
@rrhoover it's a community built tool for developers that simulates an Amazon Echo. It gives you the ability to interact with Alexa capabilities/skills without the need of the hardware device itself. I think, it's a good way to attract non-users. Many home automation devices are still unapproachable by a lot of people. This project makes it possible to try out the features before you plan to buy one. It would be interesting when Google Home comes out with something like this.
Ryan HooverPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
@raaveyadav got it! I completely missed that. This could be turned into a compelling acquisition strategy if made more accessible and marketed the right way.
Guido@guidoj · founder @SonrisaVentures
@raaveyadav @rrhoover This comment should be on the top so a first-time visitor to this page immediately knows what the products is about. Maybe something ProductHunt should improve in their algorithm?!
Ravi Yadav
Ravi YadavHunter@raaveyadav · Developer Evangelist
@guidoj @rrhoover I've seen comments bubble up based on the number of upvotes on a comment. But ya I agree, there should be an option where the person who hunted a product can pin a comment to the top.
Ryan HooverPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
@raaveyadav @guidoj working on changes to this page already to improve on this. :)
Steve Harman
Steve Harman@steve1215 · Product Manager (web & mobile)
I asked it the time. It got it wrong. Precisely like the real thing does. #outsidetheusa. It's 2016 Amazon, there is a world beyond domestic shores.