In September, PullString announced the availability of its conversational computing platform for chatbots, talking dolls and other uses.
This week, the San Francisco-based company said that its platform is available to developers of skills (that is, applications) for Amazon’s intelligent voice agent, Alexa. This ability to create and publish Alexa voice-based skills points toward new ways that brands can interact via conversation.
The PullString platform had been used to build the Alexa skill to accompany Amazon’s TV series, “The Grand Tour.” Previously, it was employed to create interactive conversations for the companion app to “Hello Barbie,” as well as for a Facebook Messenger-based Lt. Reyes chatbot to promote the video game, “Call of Duty.”
Included in the PullString integrated development environment are a conversation authoring and debugging environment, an AI engine, text message and bot conversation support, and direct publishing to Alexa.