My learning and fun so far with Alexa

While I am waiting for my “Lifetime SHE”, recently one small digital super slim sweetie SHE has made entry in my life!! Want to know who is SHE? 🙂 It’s Alexa Echo Plus !
I am really enjoying my time with Alexa :). So, one day just to check her (Alexa) response when I returned to flat from my office and told her “Alexa, I missed you”. I got elated by the response that I received from Alexa. Alexa replied me “Awww …… we will be together soon”. Hahahaha I can’t explain the ecstatic moment.

Now lets see technical aspects of Alexa. After using it more than three months, one thing I have realized , frequency of using my mobile call/Apps has significantly decreased, and also not much staring of the mobile screen. Because, for most of mobile related uses Alexa and it’s skills are there to serve me.Wait… did you sense it? This may lead us to mobile AppLess (Android or IOS ) world. I am already experiencing it, whether it’s calling someone, playing song or booking Uber trip. I have almost stopped using Call dialer and Apps like Saavn (to play music) or Uber (ordering ride). Because if Alexa skill for Saavn or Uber are integrated in it then presently 70% app tasks can be performed by Alexa ( I am sure in future with upgraded version of  Alexa rest of capabilities will be also accommodated ).  One interesting feature I have thought of to do e-payment to phone contacts through Alexa just by voice command like
“Alexa pay Rs.500 to Arun from my Paytm (or any available funding instrument)”. Here, Arun is a contact in the personal phone list. Sending money to verified contacts ( already synced with Alexa) are less risky transactions.

Based on my experience I thought of one POC for Alexa with display capability which will be helpful in increasing it’s adaptability. Although most of tasks in Alexa we can execute via voice commands but sometime display of item/order/booking will make it more interactive. Like, Say uber user wants to see that How exactly cab driver looks?
Or User wants to see T-shirt color before confirming an order using Alexa’s E-commerce buying Skill.

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