We tasked our development team to create an Alexa Skill that was simple yet informative. Taking the best feature from our Emergency app; real-time status updates and hazards notifications.
We created a Voice User Interface (VUI) that would empower users who activate the Skill to be aware of imminent hurricanes and prepare them to stay safe.
The ‘Hurricane Alerts by The American Red Cross’ Alexa Skill was designed to be accessible with the invocation ‘Alexa, open Hurricane Alerts’ to start the process of keeping you and your home protected. User flows were plotted to ensure all aspects of a conversation were considered and planned, helping to make accessing hurricane notifications as easy as possible.
Developing an Alexa Skill–especially one that will pass Amazon’s stringent Certification process–can be difficult. Working closely with Amazon’s team we were able to create an incredibly powerful feature for Echo devices that will help to keep a nation safe and prevent disaster.