Category: Echo

Is Voice for Hard-core Gamers?

Is Voice for Hard-core Gamers? As developer’s we’re always questioning what sort of applications are worth the time investment. Our first aim is to maximize user engagement which corresponds with high levels of usage and monetization. At a recent game

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Voice Conference Berlin 2019

VOICE Conference Berlin 2019 TsaTsaTzu’s own Joseph Jaquinta and Stacy Colella have been invited to speak again at the fantastic VOICE Conference 2019 in Berlin at the Expo center on December 9-11. They will be following up last year’s well-received

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Anyone Can Do Simple Voice Games

Anyone Can Do Simple Voice Games We have always preferred to focus on building intensive gaming experience that are … hard to pull off. We have always bucked the industry trends in this regard. For example, we have a very

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Why User Retention is Hard for Voice Applications

Why User Retention is Hard for Voice Applications We’ve all been there. Is there anything more soul destroying to see a vibrant and exciting base of users slowly slip away through your fingers? It all starts well. You set up

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The Berlin Voice Conference 2018

The Berlin Voice Conference 2018 TsaTsaTzu We’ve just returned from a fantastic conference in Berlin on Voice Assistants and Machine Learning –  all courtesy of Software & Support Media GmbH – where we delivered a program on managing the UX challenges

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What We Wish We’d Known About Audio Games Design (Part III)

What We Wish We’d Known About Audio Games Design (Part III) TsaTsaTzu Our game StarLanes was the first massively multiplayer online game for Voice. It also has, as noted in the previous post, a complex, complicated codebase. StarLanes is so

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Masterclass in Alexa Game Production

Masterclass in Alexa GAME Production (Dev & Design) – Aug 22nd Wednesday, Aug 22, 2018, 9:00 AM The Sound Training CentreRory Gallagher Corner, 31 Essex Street East Dublin 2 , IE 15 Voicers Went Amazon Alexa – Workshop/Masterclass in GAME

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Voice – The Killer App

Voice – The Killer App We did another talk yesterday for Design Thinkers eXperience, Service Designers & Innovators in Dublin. Speaking in front of a sold out crowd, Dublin, we discussed the opportunities that Voice Enabled experiences can deliver –

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Amazon’s New Alexa Monetization Options

AMAZON’S NEW ALEXA MONETIZATION OPTIONS Back in November, Amazon announced plans to allow audio app developers to add monetization options to their skills. Its main competitor, Google Assistant, has had such tools in place for almost a year now –

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Monetization APIs: The Only Hurdle?

MONETIZATION APIs: THE ONLY HURDLE? Just because you can do something… does it mean you should do something? Google has had monetization tools in place for Google Assistant apps since mid 2017. We haven’t seen great use made of these

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