XAPPmedia Becomes First Voice AI Platform to Provide Managed Service for More Than 1,000 Voice Apps on Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant
XAPPmedia, the leader in interactive voice engagement for media and brands, today announced that over 1,000 voice apps have been launched for leading brands and media companies on Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant using the One Voice AI platform. One Voice AI is used to publish simultaneously to multiple voice assistants and provide a robust, high availability managed service for voice apps in production. XAPP set out to prove the scalability of voice app production and management twelve months ago when the company had just 30 voice apps live. It took just 12 months to reach the 1k milestone.
Along the way, XAPP has delivered voice apps for some of the biggest brands in media including Westwood One, Scripps and National Geographic whose Bravo Tango Google Assistant Action earned the People's Voice Webby Award in 2018 for Best Use of Machine Learning. Top consumer brands and agencies such as Progressive Insurance and 360i have also chosen XAPP's One Voice AI solution. Some relevant operating statistics include:
- Total Voice App Count Managed by XAPPmedia as of May 31, 2018: 1,012
- Total Voice Assistant Breakdown: Alexa 95%; Google Assistant 5%
- Total Voice Apps Launched Primarily for Markets Outside the U.S.: 5%
- Largest Voice App Count for a Single Customer: 386 Cumulus Media / Westwood One
- Total User Sessions Served to Date by XAPP Voice AI Customers: over 8 million
"Smart speakers are an important channel to reach radio listeners and we are already seeing strong uptake for our Alexa skills such as Westwood One Sports and Cumulus radio stations. Our team expects to see a lot more growth of smart speaker listening and XAPP is clearly playing an important role for Westwood One, Cumulus and the entire industry," said Suzanne Grimes, EVP Cumulus Media / President Westwood One. She added, "We chose to work with XAPPmedia because their platform offered us fast time-to-market, cross voice assistant publishing and the scalability we needed to launch over 300 media properties on Alexa and Google Assistant. We also were happy to see that the Westwood One Podcast Network's Dan Bongino Show was the 1,000th of XAPP's voice apps on the One Voice AI platform."
Stephen Gasque, Director of Broadcasting and Multimedia Communications for National Association of Realtors, commented, "I run Real Estate Today, the official radio program of the National Association of Realtors, and I would like to congratulate XAPPmedia for hitting the incredible milestone of 1,000 voice apps. However from my perspective, they appear to only have one app: ours. That's because their customer service is stellar. Thanks to XAPPmedia, Real Estate Today is on Amazon Echo and Google Home. We're also launching a video series that will highlight the screen capabilities of the Echo Show and Spot. Thanks, Xapp!"
"XAPPmedia provides Voice AI technology designed for quality, speed of deployment, scalability and hassle free operation for brands and media that want to engage consumers on Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. Smart speaker use has surpassed 20% of U.S. adults and it is accelerating in countries around the globe. Voice assistant reach on smartphones is also growing fast. Voice AI gives marketers the ability to connect directly with consumers and savvy brands are realizing the importance of moving quickly to provide this new level of convenience and discovery. We fill that need with a platform that offers fast time-to-market and meets the scalability and managed services expectations of enterprises. We take care of everything and the market has responded positively to that value proposition," said Pat Higbie, XAPPmedia CEO and co-founder.
About XAPPmedia: Fast, Scalable and Hassle Free Voice AI Apps for Brands and Media
XAPPmedia is the leader in delivering interactive voice experiences for brands and media that create direct consumer connections through voice assistants such as Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and Microsoft Cortana. More than 1,000 voice apps have been launched using XAPP's One Voice AI software platform that accelerates voice app production, provides multi-assistant publishing from a single code base and is incorporated into a high availability managed service for media and brands. XAPPmedia was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Washington, DC. One Voice AI and Voice Cast are trademarks of XAPPmedia, Inc. Learn more at https://xappmedia.com.