Voice Assistant as a Webmaster Utility – How Many Bad Reviews I Have Today?
Probably the best way to tap into voice assistants is to build something useful for yourself first. In that case you do not have to worry about end users, conversational design or publishing the skill to the app store. You can fully focus on getting the useful data that you are interested in. If you are a webmaster, there are certainly things related to your site that you want to be able to check often. Convoworks has plenty of generic components that will allow you to access data from a database, iterate through it and make decisions about what is important and what is not.
The Hacker Noon article Alexa, Ask My Website How Many Bad Reviews I Have Today? will lead you from the beginning how to create such a tool, Alexa skill which will tell you how many bad review are on your website. It uses Site reviews WordPress plugin which is quite a popular solution with more than 40K active installations.
Among other things, in the article you can find how to fetch post based data, iterate through it, how to deal with serialized data and how you can catch a date from user intent.
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