Uber for Amazon Echo

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Chris Messina
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Once you watch this video, you'll see how cool and easy this is — and what a great example of the conversational interaction paradigm this is.
Of course it may seem like only a modest improvement over opening the Uber app on your phone and making the request... but in reality, if you order and Uber everyday (say, for your daily commute), the friction of that micro-interaction builds up over time. It becomes yet another thing you've got to budget time for, and that takes away from your attention from other, probably more important tasks (especially if you've got kids). If Uber is going to make transportation as reliable as running water, then it needs to be easy to use, access, and interact with. Bringing Uber to the Amazon Echo flows directly from this mission. (Pun intended! 😜)
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@chrismessina Hey Chris, awesome to see Uber experimenting with voice based #ConvComm. Would love to hear you follow up on this once you get a set of data :)
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Chris Saad
Head of Product, Uber Developer Platform
I am so personally psyched about this. I use Amazon Alexa every single day. I use it to control my lights, give me news briefings, listen to music check on the weather/time and so much more. I'm going to use this integration pretty much every day.
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Ouriel Ohayon
ZenGo.com / CEO
so cool. was waiting for this. Echo is becoming such an amazing platform: yesterday they announced Spotify integration. Now Uber. update: to activate it s a little tricky. you need to open the alexa app, go to "skills" search for uber, connect. done. i wish it was easier to find
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I wish Siri interacted with other apps the way Alexa does.
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Drew Reynolds
Software Developer at Gramercy Tech
I think Uber + Amazon Echo fit awesomely together. Running around your house getting ready, order your Uber while changing, packing, etc. Very cool!
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