iAsk for Amazon Alexa

Developer: App Maker

Current Version: 1.1

Last Updated: 5 months ago

Download Size: 5.6 MB - Download

Description:

Please Note: This is a 3rd party Amazon Alexa app which in not affiliated with Amazon at all.

FEATURES

• Try Alexa and Echo for free and the only thing you need is a free Amazon account
• Ask Alexa many different questions like news, weather, math, science...
• Control your smart home devices
• Re-order products from Amazon
• Ask Alexa' to give you a Flash Briefing for your news
• Find out if there is traffic on your commute
• Add items to your shopping and to do list
• Check sports scores
• Check movie listings and times
• Get recommendations for local restaurants
• Get information about local businesses
• Ask about the weather forecast
• Use any Alexa Skill available


*REQUIRES AN AMAZON ACCOUNT

*DOES NOT SUPPORT MUSIC PLAYBACK & READING AUDIO BOOKS.

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Release Notes:

*General Improvements & Bug Fixes

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Most Helpful Reviews

5/5
Version 1.1
Review by Big Voice

Pretty Darn Good - I think it is really a pretty great translation. I use Alexa like crazy at home, with an Echo and Echo Dots throughout my home. Yes, neither music or my audiobooks work, that is a bummer - but otherwise it seems to be a fully functional Alexa device. I’m at my office right now and I think I successfully turned on and off my lights at home. The effectiveness of skills seems to vary. I attempted the Sleep Sounds skill, which pauses for user input after launching. It appears that the app only accepts a mouse click for any kind of input, which is the same as saying “Alexa” to an Echo. This interrupts the skill and the skill based input prompt is lost. Not a big deal. Overall, this is not bad for Echo enthusiasts. - Improvements desired: * Music and Audio Books * Allow skill based prompts to work Also, users of the app need to remember that they can only configure this app “Alexa” via the Alexa app on their phone. Changing your time zone cannot be done via this app.

Found helpful by 3 out of 10 people
1/5
Version 1.1
Review by Bobby T.

Adware - Every time I open this app it launces safari with an amazon window. As far as I can tell the only reason it does this is to populate a session with their associate id, so if you make any amazon purchses they get credit for it. While this app does work, I effectivley paid for an app that opens a giant ad window every time I run it. And, for the record, this isn’t a requirement for the Alexa integration, as I have tried seeral other apps on the app store which integrate with alexa and do not need to open a browser window every time they are launched.

Found helpful by 9 out of 9 people

More Reviews for Current Version

1/5
Version 1.1
Review by EricPerezTx

Doesn’t Work** 07/01/2017 - First, you download the app with your hopes held high but then you open the actual application and connect with amazon account and that about the extent of the app. It comes up as Offline on the Alexa App which it’s not supposed to.., and there’s no options in the preferences or on the app of course. Hopefully the bugs get worked out and this can soon be reality but don’t waste your 2.99 on this.

Found helpful by 9 out of 9 people
1/5
Version 1.1
Review by SuePress

Save your money and time - Worthless. I want my money back!

Found helpful by 6 out of 6 people
5/5
Version 1.1
Review by Big Voice

Pretty Darn Good - I think it is really a pretty great translation. I use Alexa like crazy at home, with an Echo and Echo Dots throughout my home. Yes, neither music or my audiobooks work, that is a bummer - but otherwise it seems to be a fully functional Alexa device. I’m at my office right now and I think I successfully turned on and off my lights at home. The effectiveness of skills seems to vary. I attempted the Sleep Sounds skill, which pauses for user input after launching. It appears that the app only accepts a mouse click for any kind of input, which is the same as saying “Alexa” to an Echo. This interrupts the skill and the skill based input prompt is lost. Not a big deal. Overall, this is not bad for Echo enthusiasts. - Improvements desired: * Music and Audio Books * Allow skill based prompts to work Also, users of the app need to remember that they can only configure this app “Alexa” via the Alexa app on their phone. Changing your time zone cannot be done via this app.

Found helpful by 3 out of 10 people
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