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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?

Companies
5 companies reportedly use Alexa in their tech stacks, including Platform, PlayAsYouGo, and Crit Cola.

Developers
131 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Alexa.

Alexa Integrations

Power BI, Raspberry Pi, Voiceflow, Gupshup Enterprise, and Remember The Milk are some of the popular tools that integrate with Alexa. Here's a list of all 8 tools that integrate with Alexa.
Public 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
Arthur Boghossian
DevOps Engineer at PlayAsYouGo · | 3 upvotes · 3.3K 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?
Echo
It is a high performance, extensible, minimalist web framework for Go (Golang).
Twilio
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
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.
Plivo
Plivo provides basic building block APIs in the form of Plivo XML and HTTP API, to create telephony apps, so developers can completely do away with learning the nitty-gritty of the telephony plumbing.
OpenTok
It adds the clarity and emotion of face-to-face communication to your brand whether you're developing for the web, iOS, or Android. We make the integration of high-quality live video a breeze so that you can focus on building a great product.
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Alexa's Followers
119 developers follow Alexa to keep up with related blogs and decisions.
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