Witlingo and The Motley Fool have partnered together again to launch The Motley Fool Cortana skill this week. The pair have previously worked together to develop an Alexa skill and Google Action for the multimedia financial services company. The launch of the The Motley Fool Cortana skill gives Witlingo the distinction of being the first voice-first development agency to have an active skill on the three main voice platforms: Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and Microsoft Cortana. “Our goal is to be there for investors, no matter what platform or technology they use, by providing the same jargon-free, no-nonsense approach to managing your money that they’ve come to expect from The Motley Fool for the last 25 years,” said Tim Hanson, Director of Product at The Motley Fool in a joint statement.
The First of Many Skills Migrating to Cortana
Customers who own a Microsoft device or the Cortana Mobile App can access the skill today and later on the Harman Kardon Invoke Speaker. With last week’s public release of the Cortana Skills Kit, I expect that more companies will join The Motley Fool and Witlingo in releasing skills on the voice-first trifecta. Voicebot was the first to report in March about Microsoft’s targeted skill developer recruitment. Going forward it will become even more crucial for voice-first development agencies to offer design, development and analytics capabilities for all three platforms to give brands and organizations access to a rapidly growing audience.
“With Witlingo’s Analytics, Diagnostics, and Discovery SaaS Portal, we will be able to continually learn about how customers are using the Motley Fool skill. This then empowers us to work with our product partners on the Fool side to iteratively introduce the right new features as well as improve the usability of the skills simultaneously on all three platforms,” commented Ahmed Bouzid, Co-Founder and CEO of Witlingo.