Remember Amazon’s Echo, the voice-enabled speakers that come with Amazon’s voice assistant Alexa?
It turns out that you can now use Amazon’s Alexa right in your browser (Both mobile and desktop). According to the company,“Echosim.io lives in your browser, so anyone, anywhere can access it and test their Alexa skills. You no longer need an Alexa-enabled device to test your skills. Developers worldwide can use Echosim.io to experience Alexa. Its simplicity makes it easy for anyone to understand what an Echo is and what it does without having to explain Alexa’s unique UX.”
Of course, I took out for a spin and asked questions like “Who is the president of Nigeria,” unfortunately, Alexa replied me with “The President of America is Barack Obama.”
Bear in mind that this isn’t meant to be a voice assistant for the web, but Amazon is making the world see how the Echo speakers work. If you’d like to check it out, head on over to the Echosim.io website. (You will need to create an Amazon account before using).