Alexa skills

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Dear Transport for London,

I am interested in finding out how much people use smart speakers - and the products that the TfL has developed for them.

With that in mind, please let me know:

1. Which 'skills' for Alexa (Amazon's smart speaker) Transport for London has developed or for any other smart speaker.

2. The average daily users for each skill.

3. The average time spent per user.

If you haven't developed any, but have access to data, for instance through external partnerships, I would be very interested in it.

Thanks very much. Do feel free to query anything if I've been unclear.

Yours faithfully,

Rob Blackie.

Lewis Western left an annotation ()

Pretty sure TfL haven't developed any skills. Any you do find are created by external parties who use TfL's public API for grabbing data.

FOI, Transport for London

Dear Mr Blackie,

 

TfL Ref: FOI-2867-1819

 

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 25^th
January 2019 asking about the development of TfL products for use with
smart speakers.

 

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FOI, Transport for London

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Dear Mr Blackie,

 

TfL Ref: FOI-2867-1819

 

Thank you for your email of 25^th January 2019 asking for information
about products for smart speakers developed by TfL.

 

Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of
the Freedom of Information Act and our information access policy.

 

TfL has not developed any skills for Alexa or for any other make of smart
speaker. Third parties may potentially have used our open data to do so
but they do not share usage information with us.

 

If this is not the information you are looking for please do not hesitate
to contact me.

 

Please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to
appeal.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

David Wells

FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

 

 

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