Love it or hate it: 4 Amazon Alexa skills that won’t leave you indifferent

Amazon Alexa market Analysis

Dear reader, I like to imagine you reading this blog with your morning coffee. After putting down your newspaper, and as teh site loads, you think to yourself, “it seems like everything is so political these days, at least my Alexa market intelligence reports don’t talk about politics”. I’ve got bad news for you!

Today, we’re looking at skills that exclusively received either 5 or 1 (out of 5) star reviews. In other words, people either loved or hated these skills. There were only 4 skills (in the US marketplace) that had over 15 ratings and fit this description. As you might expect, half of these are about Trump. The other two seem to have broken integration with other services.

Take a look at the random reviews, it’s almost like if they are about two different skills! The ratio of 5 star reviews and 1 star reviews is in the skill header and formatted as % 5 star : % 1 star.


When Is Trump Gone? by Jake Bathman – 2.8 out of 5, 51 ratings, 49 reviews – 45:55

An on-demand countdown to when Donald Trump leaves office, down to the second.

Positive random review: I am graceful for the freedom to my opinion and respect the opinion of my equal,  and to be able to shoutout  I love Alexa’s “When is Trump Gone?” (5 out of 5)
Negative random review: Hey snowflake – I put up with that socialist Obama for 8 Years – you can put up with Trump for 8 years (1 out of 5)

Allstate by Allstate Insurance – 3.3 out of 5, 20 ratings, 19 reviews – 58:42

The Allstate Alexa skill can help you find an agent or information about your policy.

Positive random review: This app works great for me! Now I don’t have to go online to find out when my bills are due anymore, I can just ask Alexa!😊 (5 out of 5)
Negative random review: I can get it to link my account, in theory.  but every time I ask it a question it cannot answer.  even a simple one like when is my next bill due.  Perhaps that is because I have multiple policies?  I don’t know, but not impressed. (1 out of 5)

57:43

Tweeter-in-Chief by Otto Radio – 3.3 out of 5, 16 ratings, 16 reviews – 57:43

President Trump has turned Twitter into a direct pipeline to the American people. Get unbiased context and daily updates so you don’t miss a tweet.

Positive random review: Super easy to use and now I don’t have to check twitter every day to learn what Trump tweeted and what it means. Tweeter in Chief breaks it down for me. Thx Otto Radio! (5 out of 5)
Negative random review: This is a very negative translation of tweets and clearly a liberal only view, no nuetrality whatsoever.  Can any so called “media” just report the news and let the reader/listener make his/her own decision?  Geez… (1 out of 5)

Nethome Plus Smart Home Skill by Midea Group – 2.7 out of 5, 16 ratings, 16 reviews – 41:59

Using this skill, you can control Nethome Plus air conditioner: turn on/off, change operating mode, set temperature and use other functions.

Positive random review: Works perfect with alexa voice commands. (5 out of 5)
Negative random review: my account lonked but it keeps saying device is unresponsive.  my nethome app works so i know the a/c is online (1 out of 5)


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