Shiken is an innovative company providing education tools for medical students. We’ve worked with them since last year, when we helped them launch their first online revision tool. Now we’re pleased to announce the launch of a new project – the Shiken Alexa Skill.
Skills are voice-driven Alexa capabilities. They’re like apps – you can enable and disable them, and use them to create a more personalised experience when you speak to Alexa, Amazon’s voice service.
We spent the beginning of this year getting familiar with Alexa through our own office Echo device. Once we discovered its patterns and limitations, we knew an Alexa Skill would be the perfect accompaniment to Shiken’s web platform. Research has shown that speaking out loud can improve memory and even facilitate faster learning. With the Shiken Skill, students of the platform can now study by asking Alexa to ‘Start Shiken’ and answering questions out loud, enriching their experience of using Shiken.
Try out the Shiken Skill is available for free on the Amazon Skill Store.
If you already have a Shiken web account, you’ll be able to link it to the Skill to access questions you have purchased on the store. If you don’t have an account or are logged out, you’ll still be able to answer random sample questions to test the service out.
We’re already planning future versions that will give users more customisation options when starting a revision session, including the ability to filter by category and question type.
This is the first external Alexa Skill we’ve created and we’re proud to be able to expand our offering and explore new technologies for our clients’ benefit.
Get in touch today to learn more about creating a Skill for your business.