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What is Alexa?

It is a cloud-based voice service and the brain behind tens of millions of devices including the Echo family of devices, FireTV, Fire Tablet, and third-party devices. You can build voice experiences, or skills, that make everyday tasks faster, easier, and more delightful for customers.
Alexa is a tool in the Voice and SMS category of a tech stack.

Who uses Alexa?

8 companies reportedly use Alexa in their tech stacks, including PlayAsYouGo, development, and Platform.

181 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Alexa.

Alexa Integrations

Power BI, Raspberry Pi, Todoist, Voiceflow, and Remember The Milk are some of the popular tools that integrate with Alexa. Here's a list of all 12 tools that integrate with Alexa.
Decisions about Alexa

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Alexa in their tech stack.

Arthur Boghossian
DevOps Engineer at PlayAsYouGo · | 3 upvotes · 70K views

For our Compute services, we decided to use AWS Lambda as it is perfect for quick executions (perfect for a bot), is serverless, and is required by Amazon Lex, which we will use as the framework for our bot. We chose Amazon Lex as it integrates well with other #AWS services and uses the same technology as Alexa. This will give customers the ability to purchase licenses through their Alexa device. We chose Amazon DynamoDB to store customer information as it is a noSQL database, has high performance, and highly available. If we decide to train our own models for license recommendation we will either use Amazon SageMaker or Amazon EC2 with AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB) and AWS ASG as they are ideal for model training and inference.

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Alexa Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Alexa?
It is a high performance, extensible, minimalist web framework for Go (Golang).
Twilio offers developers a powerful API for phone services to make and receive phone calls, and send and receive text messages. Their product allows programmers to more easily integrate various communication methods into their software and programs.
Nexmo connects your apps directly to carriers around the world. Integrate SMS and Voice messages using one simple API. Use Nexmo Verity to register users, verify transactions, and implement two factor authentication.
Braze is a comprehensive customer engagement platform that powers relevant and memorable experiences between consumers and the brands they love.
Agora.io provides building blocks for you to add real-time voice and video communications through a simple and powerful SDK. You can integrate the Agora SDK to enable real-time communications in your own application quickly.
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Alexa's Followers
176 developers follow Alexa to keep up with related blogs and decisions.