Washington-based “voice experience” company XAPPmedia says it has reached a milestone in app creation. In the past 12 months, the company launched more than 970 Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant apps for brands and media companies using its One Voice AI platform.
In an announcement, the company explains One Voice AI is used to “publish simultaneously to multiple voice assistants” and provide a “managed service for voice apps in production.”
As of May 31, the company reports it has managed 1,012 voice controlled apps. XAPPmedia notes that 95% of these apps are for Alexa, while 5% are for Google Assistant. According to the company, 8+ million user sessions have been served to date by Voice AI customers.
More than one-third of XAPPmedia’s voice apps were created for Cumulus /Westwood One brands; the broadcaster has launched 386 apps to date.
“Smart speakers are an important channel to reach radio listeners, and we are already seeing strong uptake for our Alexa skills, such as Westwood One Sports and Cumulus radio stations,” Cumulus Media EVP/Westwood One President Suzanne Grimes said in the XAPPmedia press release. “Our team expects to see a lot more growth of smart speaker listening.”
XAPPmedia was founded in 2012.