Alexa to integrate into Amazon shopping app

21 January, 2018, 01:44 | Author: Marjorie Miles
  • SEEK reveals voice-activated job search and career insights for Amazon Alexa devices

Alexa is coming to your phone.

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Westbury-based NEFCU plans to launch a service this year that will let its members check balances, hear transaction history, find a branch or ATM or get interest rates using Google Home or Amazon's Alexa, two talking speaker devices. That changes today on Android and on iOS soon. So, unless you're willing to open up the app every time you'd like to conjure up Alexa, it's probably not super useful yet. "Being one of the first brands in the country to develop Alexa skills gives SEEK an opportunity to experiment with what type of career content resonates with users through voice search technology". The company previously partnered with HTC and Huawei on integrations specifically for the HTC U11 and the Huawei Mate 9. This update is not live yet, but Amazon says it will be available on all devices in the coming days. It was capable of showing us the weather, looking up nearby restaurants, adding items into our Amazon shopping cart, and telling jokes. Adding it to the Alexa app is the first time it'll be freely available on nearly any device. The company has also launched a development kit to help vendors bring the technology to other mobile gadgets such as headphones, smartwatches, and fitness devices.

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