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October Newsletter (2020)

Mark Ammendolia
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October 31, 2020

Monthly Digest | October 2020

It was an exciting month for the Voiceflow team with the release of our updated Google Actions Integration and new-look test tool. To top it all off, Voiceflow was brightly featured at Google Assistant Developer Day as a market leader in voice application development and one of two partners integrating Google's latest APIs.

Here's what we've been working on:

Product Update

Revamped Prototyping Tool

We're making several improvements to our prototype Test Tool in the coming month, and you've seen the first batch roll out. You can now enable chips/buttons, mute audio, and select whether you'd like voice or text input. Visit our changelog for more details.

Additional Updates:

  • New shortcuts and canvas control configurations
  • New settings page
  • Unlocked Editor permissions
  • SSML Editor improvements
  • Updated Canvas Markup styling
Learn More

Coming Soon

Google Actions Integration 2.0

At the beginning of October, we released early access for our new Google Actions Integration with the Google Actions Console.

This introduced a faster way to upload and publish your Voiceflow projects to Google's primary developer environment for Google Actions.

This integration will be coming to our platform and will be the primary way to build Google Actions moving forward. If you have existing Google Actions built on Dialogflow, we will be reaching out to support your migration over to Google Actions Console for those projects.

Learn More

Events

Introduction to Voiceflow Workshop

New to Voiceflow? Tune in as Rob Hayes, Head of Product at Voiceflow, walks through the basics of Voiceflow and shows you how to take advantage of all the features in your Voiceflow canvas.

Save your spot

Check out the rest of this month’s events, now available to stream:

How to Optimize your Voiceflow Projects | Fix It Hour with Nico

In this session, we show you how to handle "sorry I didn't hear that," and other errors that occur in voice. Using tools like Wit.ai and Voiceflow, handle complex asks from your user and get them back onto their happy path.

Workshop | 64 mins | Stream now


How to Build an Artist and Painting Finder with the MET and APL | Fix It Hour with Nico

In this session, we show you how to handle "sorry I didn't hear that," and other errors that occur in voice. Using tools like Wit.ai and Voiceflow, handle complex asks from your user and get them back onto their happy path.

Workshop | 64 mins | Stream now

Check out upcoming events

THOUGHTS

For your reading list

Why we're building Voiceflow | Blog

Voiceflow CEO and Co-founder Braden Ream shares his vision for the future of the company and the impact it will have on voice and conversation design.

Written by Braden Ream | 10 mins

10 things every voice app should do | Blog

Tips on building natural and engaging conversation designs using Voiceflow's context model from Voiceflow's CEO and co-founder Braden Ream.

Produced by Mark Ammendolia | 22 mins

Check out more stories

THIS MONTH

What's coming up?

Product: Canvas header update, Test Tool visuals, coming soon

Events: Introduction to Voiceflow Workshop, here

Community: Get involved with our community docs or forum, learn more

Education: Ready to start your learning journey? Watch our tutorials here

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