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Introducing Spokestack—a First-of-its-Kind Service Enabling Custom Voice Assistants on Mobile Apps

January 13, 2020 GMT

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 13, 2020--

Spokestack today unveiled its first-of-its kind developer platform for creating custom mobile voice assistants at Project Voice, the #1 event for voice tech and artificial intelligence in America. The Spokestack platform provides mobile developers a full suite of services to integrate custom voice assistants into their mobile user experience.


Spokestack is filling a void in the voice developer tool market by making it easy for developers to create voice navigation, search and brand enhancing conversational experiences for their mobile users. There are over a billion mobile devices with voice capabilities powered by Apple’s Siri and Google’s Assistant, yet less than a handful of mobile apps have a way to have proprietary, branded conversations directly with their users. Spokestack hopes to join companies like Twilio, Optimizely and others who help mobile developers create smarter applications with less work through their easy to use developer tools.

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“More people than ever are using their phones as voice assistants, yet the majority of mobile apps do not have a voice interface to answer their requests,” said Mike Tatum, CEO of Spokestack. “Spokestack’s mission is to provide everyone from Fortune 500 brands to individual developers with the tools to have conversations directly with their customers through their mobile applications.”

“We couldn’t be more thrilled to have Spokestack launch with a workshop at Project Voice this year,″ said Bradley Metrock, executive producer of Project Voice. “The timing is right for the company’s technology and approach, bringing voice to mobile apps, and we’re looking forward to Spokestack being part of Project Voice for many years to come.”


The Spokestack Platform
Spokestack is a one-stop cloud platform that makes it easy for developers to integrate voice navigation, search and brand enhancing conversational experiences to their app.

Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) and Voice Activity Detection (VAD)
Easily add ASR and VAD to your app with one of our open source libraries. Spokestack ASR and VAD allow you to turn user utterances into text, which is the first step to responding to a user.

Custom Wakeword
Use your brand name or any keyword of your choice to put your app into listen mode, also with the help of one of the Spokestack libraries. Like “Siri”, “OK Google”, or “Alexa”, your app will respond to your wakeword while it is open.

Custom Voice
We can create a custom voice for your brand with as little as five minutes of recordings. We can also work with your own voice talent in a professional recording studio to produce a high quality branded voice for your app.

Natural Language Understanding (NLU) Engine
Use the Spokestack NLU engine to communicate the unique requests, context and pronunciations of words that matter to you and users. Combined with Spokestack TTS, Spokestack NLU helps create a voice-enabled user experience optimized for your brand. Keep your data and customer conversations in your app where it belongs.

Project Voice Developer Workshop

Spokestack joins Amazon, Google, Samsung, Microsoft, and VoiceFlow in providing workshops for developers at Project Voice. Capping a full day of insights from industry leaders in voice, the Spokestack team will host a workshop at 5:30 pm ET today at The Chattanooga Convention Center. During the workshop, the Spokestack team will teach developers and attendees how to add custom voice experiences to their mobile applications. The top three experiences created via Spokestack will be awarded more than $1,000 in cash and prizes.

About Spokestack

Spokestack is a mobile voice developer enabling custom AI voice assistants for any app. Spokestack’s developer platform is available publicly today at https://www.spokestack.io. For updates: @spokestack.

About Project Voice

Project Voice is the #1 event for voice technology and AI in America, coming the week after CES. The conference takes place in Chattanooga from January 13 - 17, and is sold out. For updates, follow Project Voice’s Twitter @ProjectVoiceAI or visit ProjectVoice.AI.

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