Top 10 local Amazon Alexa skills (August 2019)​

Amazon Alexa market Local Top skills

This category has varied applications of voice. The most interesting one, in my opinion, is to foster school spirit! Will we see more university skills join the top 10 of the local category? Notice how these popular skills are by individual developers. Imagine if a university with a huge alumni network developed a skill… it could dominate the category (and increase its reach)!

There were several other skills that had more reviews than the ones here, but they had ratings under 4 stars. Apparently it’s difficult to make something that people love in this category!

Culver’s by Culver’s – 4.4 out of 5, 483 ratings, 19 reviews

Now with Alexa, getting the scoop on your favorite Flavors of the Day is deliciously easy. The Culver’s skill allows you to quickly hear about Flavors of the Day at nearby locations, upcoming flavors and more.
Random review: Below Is my original review. Yesterday I turned off location and thenturned it back on. Now when I say exactly this” Alexa, ask Culver’s, what is the flavor of the day” it works perfectly.
Never works.I have to ask several times. Tell it the location each time if she does recognize the question. Easier to look it up on the ipad (4 out of 5)

Trumpcaster by Perfect Indigo – 4.3 out of 5, 130 ratings, 48 reviews

Listen to Trump boasting about his wealth, making fun of Hilary and Rosie O’Donnell and much more…
Just when you thought it wasn’t possible to get any more Trump in your life.
Random review: If you absolutely hate Trump, skip it. If you’re not a hater, it’s funny. Not the best impression, but still funny. If you ask for the trumpcast more than once it’ll give you the same weather, and a new twist. Amusing! (4 out of 5)

TransportMe by Eric Ho – 4.6 out of 5, 43 ratings, 42 reviews

Do you need to quickly find the closest rental bike, scooter or station in your area? Let TransportMe help you!
Random review: Pretty useful! I like that it includes scooters since they’re gaining in popularity around campus. (5 out of 5)

National Calendar by Nate Christiansen – 4.1 out of 5, 130 ratings, 3 reviews

The National Calendar skill was designed to give you fast access to new, fun events/days that can be celebrated in the United States, such as food holidays, pet/family holidays, and normal holidays

Random review: Love it.Would love to be able to add this to my flash briefing!!!! (4 out of 5)

Free Stuff by Jose Garrido – 4.1 out of 5, 91 ratings, 7 reviews

Ask Alexa for free stuff, you’ll get tips on how to get free food or goodies just by asking regularly

Random review: Fun time (4 out of 5)

GBR by CHH – 4.7 out of 5, 20 ratings, 16 reviews

GBR will play various Husker songs and sound clips.
Random review: I enjoy using GBR to play the Nebraska fight song (and annoy my co-workers). As a Nebraskan living in Washington, it makes me feel closer to home! (5 out of 5)

Go Irish by Drew Firment – 4.7 out of 5, 41 ratings, 3 reviews

Enable this skill, then say “Alexa, Go Irish” to play the Notre Dame fight song!
Random review: Go Irish! (5 out of 5)

Georgia Tech Traditions by CraftyC – 4.7 out of 5, 13 ratings, 7 reviews

This still will share facts about Georgia Tech traditions.

Random review: Great app, lots of fun.You should make it more natural such a as when asking “What’s the good word?”Her reply should be “To hell with Georgia!How ’bout them dogs.”Then you reply “piss on em!”Her response then should be “would you like GT trivia…?” (4 out of 5)

Is Pizza Half Price? by Ben Packard – 5 out of 5, 7 ratings, 5 reviews

Simply ask Alexa ‘Is Pizza Half Price?’ and she will check the previous day’s sports scores for any qualifying promotions and tell you the code to use.

Random review: Simple and saves me from having to look at my phone or twitter (5 out of 5)

Danny Brown Talks Phoenix by Myriad Real Estate – 5 out of 5, ratings, 4 reviews

The purpose of our flash briefing is to be the go-to for all things happening in Phoenix and to get the latest updates in the real estate market.

Random review: I love listening to these short tips because it gives me lots of ideas on things to do on nights and weekends. Phoenix is a big place so it’s cool to have someone like Danny giving me all his tips as someone who has lived here his whole life! He also is one of the top realtors in the state, so I enjoy his market updates too. Gives insight to how the city is growing and changing and what that means to me. Definitely would recommend to anybody in Phoenix AZ! (5 out of 5)

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