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Alternatives to Alexa

Echo, Twilio, Nexmo, Braze, and Agora are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Alexa.
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What is Alexa and what are its top alternatives?

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.

Top Alternatives to Alexa

  • Echo
    Echo

    It is a high performance, extensible, minimalist web framework for Go (Golang). ...

  • Twilio
    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

    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
    Braze

    Braze is a comprehensive customer engagement platform that powers relevant and memorable experiences between consumers and the brands they love. ...

  • Agora
    Agora

    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. ...

  • Postscript
    Postscript

    Postscript lets you easily create and manage SMS marketing campaigns with detailed analytics designed to increase sales and revenue, not just clicks. ...

  • Plivo
    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. ...

  • MessageBird
    MessageBird

    At MessageBird we believe that communicating with a business should feel as natural as communicating with a friend. That's why our SMS, Voice and Conversations APIs continue to revolutionize company-customer interactions. ...

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Echo

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High performance, extensible, minimalist Go web framework
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PROS OF ECHO
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    Easy to use
  • 10
    Highly customizable
  • 10
    Performance
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    Open source
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    Lightweight
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    Middleware
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    Minimal
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    Twilio

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      Powerful, simple, and well documented api
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      RESTful API
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      Clear pricing
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      Great sms services
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      Low cost of entry
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      Global SMS Gateway
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      Good value
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      Cloud IVR
    • 11
      Extremely simple to integrate with rails
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      Simple
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      Great for startups
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      SMS
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      Great developer program
    • 3
      Hassle free
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      Text me the app pages
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      New Features constantly rolling out
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      Easy integration
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      Two factor authentication
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      Many deployment options, from build from scratch to buy
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      Predictable pricing
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    Hi, Stackshare community, I plan to build an app where people can go live, and users can watch him, 1 to many, follow each other, and text.

    I am expecting a huge number of users to use the app in the first month (100k+)

    I made the UX/UI design, and my designer asked me to find a developer.

    I want your advice. What server is the best for video quality and fast text messages (like uplive, bigo)?

    Ex. Agora, Twilio, Amazon Chime, Aws, or fiberbass

    I need for both operating systems, (ios, android). Do you recommend Flutter?

    • I have AWS server in my country (Bahrain), and 80% of the audience are from the same area. Does it help in the video quality between the audience?

    Thank you for this helpful website.

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    Hello,

    My app will be a live streaming app (like tango, BigoLive) An app developer asked me to choose a tech stack and a team. expected auditions from (Bahrain-KSA-UAE-Kuwait-Oman)

    200 (broadcaster) at a time (minimum) (for 12 hours a day);10K watching the 200 (like 50 to 500) each live.

    What servers are the best to use and give smooth high quality like Bigolive? For live streaming, and texting, and everything.

    Which one is the best combination for my app? (Firebase, AWS, Twilio. Agora)

    Thanks

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    Nexmo

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    API for SMS, Voice and Phone Verification
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    PROS OF NEXMO
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      For outbound and inbound SMS
    • 12
      Cheap
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      Simple REST API
    • 3
      Broad coverage
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      Most reliable global communication vendor w/simple APIs
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      Super fast and easy to use
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      Excellent support team
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      Implement inbound SMS
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      Cheap short-code SMS
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      Julien DeFrance
      Principal Software Engineer at Tophatter · | 3 upvotes · 509.3K views

      Nexmo vs Twilio ?

      Back in the early days at SmartZip Analytics, that evaluation had - for whatever reason - been made by Product Management. Some developers might have been consulted, but we hadn't made the final call and some key engineering aspects of it were omitted.

      When revamping the platform, I made sure to flip the decision process how it should be. Business provided an input but Engineering lead the way and has the final say on all implementation matters. My engineers and I decided on re-evaluating the criteria and vendor selection. Not only did we need SMS support, but were we not thinking about #VoiceAndSms support as the use cases evolved.

      Also, on an engineering standpoint, SDK mattered. Nexmo didn't have any. Twilio did. No-one would ever want to re-build from scratch integration layers vendors should naturally come up with and provide their customers with.

      Twilio won on all fronts. Including costs and implementation timelines. No-one even noticed the vendor switch.

      Many years later, Twilio demonstrated its position as a leader by holding conferences in the Bay Area, announcing features like Twilio Functions. Even acquired Authy which we also used for 2FA. Twilio's growth has been amazing. Its recent acquisition of SendGrid continues to show it.

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      Braze

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      Customer engagement platform
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          Yasmine de Aranda
          Chief Growth Officer at Huddol · | 6 upvotes · 141.3K views

          Hi there, we are a seed-stage startup in the personal development space. I am looking at building the marketing stack tool to have an accurate view of the user experience from acquisition through to adoption and retention for our upcoming React Native Mobile app. We qualify for the startup program of Segment and Mixpanel, which seems like a good option to get rolling and scale for free to learn how our current 60K free members will interact in the new subscription-based platform. I was considering AppsFlyer for attribution, and I am now looking at an affordable yet scalable Mobile Marketing tool vs. building in-house. Braze looks great, so does Leanplum, but the price points are 30K to start, which we can't do. I looked at OneSignal, but it doesn't have user flow visualization. I am now looking into Urban Airship and Iterable. Any advice would be much appreciated!

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          Agora

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          PROS OF AGORA
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            RESTful API
          • 2
            Easy setup
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            Hello. So, I wanted to make a decision on whether to use WebRTC or Amazon Chime for a conference call (meeting). My plan is to build an app with features like video broadcasting, and the ability for all the participants to talk and chat. I have used Agora's web SDK for video broadcasting, and Socket.IO for chat features. As I read the comparison between Amazon Chime and WebRTC, it further intrigues me on what I should use given my scenario? Is there any way that so many related technologies could be a hindrance to the other? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks. Ritwik Neema

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            Hi, Stackshare community, I plan to build an app where people can go live, and users can watch him, 1 to many, follow each other, and text.

            I am expecting a huge number of users to use the app in the first month (100k+)

            I made the UX/UI design, and my designer asked me to find a developer.

            I want your advice. What server is the best for video quality and fast text messages (like uplive, bigo)?

            Ex. Agora, Twilio, Amazon Chime, Aws, or fiberbass

            I need for both operating systems, (ios, android). Do you recommend Flutter?

            • I have AWS server in my country (Bahrain), and 80% of the audience are from the same area. Does it help in the video quality between the audience?

            Thank you for this helpful website.

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            Postscript

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                Plivo

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                API platform to build Voice & SMS Applications
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                PROS OF PLIVO
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                  SMS gateway
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                  Pricing
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                  Voice API service
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                  24/7 Support
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                  Trial account with positive balance
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                  Senior Software Engineer · | 2 upvotes · 70.8K views
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                  I use Plivo because Tropo discontinued their services. It provides clean event logs, categorized and filterable. Super easy to troubleshoot problems. Tropo was a fine service but event logging was horrendous.

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                  MessageBird

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                  Making business communications feel as natural as communicating with friends.
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                  PROS OF MESSAGEBIRD
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                    User friendly
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                    Quality
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                    Low Cost of entry
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                    Powerful
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