August Newsletter (2021)

Mark Ammendolia
July 31, 2021

Get inspired with Voiceflow Templates

We're thrilled to announce the launch of our new Templates Library - a collection of ready-made, downloadable projects designed to give you the inspiration and know-how to get your next experience off the ground.

No matter what type of experience you're building - an interactive story, podcast catalog, or shopping cart flow - each template supports several use cases to help you build an experience that matches your vision. Our templates are carefully designed to ensure maximum versatility and ease of use, and so we look forward to seeing how you use them in your next project!

In the coming months, we'll be adding new templates and resources to our expanding library. Have a template you want us to build? Submit your ideas here.

Visit our Templates Library

Featured Template: Company Directory

Our Templates Library is launching with 12 downloadable projects that can be customized into a variety of experiences. This month, we're featuring our Company Directory template.

This project uses high-level intents to create a general-purpose FAQ-style experience that can be repurposed in a number of ways:

• Classroom snapshot: curriculum, activities, and FAQs for a class
• A condo association's about us and information hub for new residents
• A content creator's voice-first link in bio that showcases their portfolio
• Historical encyclopedia: character tree, timeline, and dates/events of significance

Try this template

Get testing with Transcripts

Last week we released Transcripts, a brand new way to organize and analyze all of your user-testing in one place. Transcripts allow teams to get better insight into their users' problems by logging their conversations and making it easier for teams to identify which parts of the experience best complement their users.

If you have any questions or would like to see a demo of Transcripts, don't hesitate to shoot us a message by replying to this email or sending us a tweet @VoiceflowHQ.

*This BETA feature is currently available to all users.  

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Demystifying Multimodal Design with Cheryl Platz

Have you ever wondered how you might approach designing the bridge of the Starship Enterprise, where crew members move fluidly between voice controls, physical controls, touchscreens, holograms, and more? If you answered yes, then you should definitely sign-up for our latest webinar.

In this chat, multimodal design expert Cheryl Platz walks us through the 4 key themes in her new book Design Beyond Devices.

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How to build an Interactive Study Guide

It's back to school! In this session of Start with Sam, we'll build an interactive study guide experience ideal for teachers, students, or parents. Learn how to dynamically quiz a class or yourself using visuals, audio, and multiple choice steps.

This workshop is perfect for anyone – and can serve as a great introduction to the how-tos of conversation design. Save your spot by clicking the link below!

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What you missed last month

AMA with Cathy Pearl

In this live AMA, we welcome conversation design expert and voice pioneer Cathy Pearl. Cathy is the Design Manager at Google Assistant and has also written one of the most popular books on conversation design: Designing Voice User Interfaces.

AMA hosted by Emily Lonetto | 60 mins

How to Make a Linktree Experience Using Voiceflow

In this session of Start with Sam, we make a Linktree experience using Voiceflow. Easily serve up multiple links, create a branded experience, and get creative with how you engage with your audience in this starter workshop.

Workshop by Sam Burns | 37 mins

What is the Voiceflow API, and how do you use it?

Extend your Voiceflow project to power any conversational interface with the Dialog Management API. Use custom actions, custom NLPs to create a unique and functional experience.

Written by Tyler Han | 9 mins

What's coming up this month?

Product: Product: Text step, Button step, Dialogflow one-click publish - stay tuned!
Design Beyond Devices: Demystifying Multimodal Design, save your spot
Community: Get involved with our community docs or forum, learn more
Ready to start your learning journey? Watch our tutorials here