Pinpoint Digital Announces $10,000 Alexa Custom Skill Grant

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Pinpoint Digital, LLC has announced that it is providing a $10,000 grant for building an Alexa custom skill.

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John Giaccotto
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Pinpoint Digital, LLC


Pinpoint Digital, LLC has announced that it is providing a $10,000 grant for building a custom Alexa skill.  Pinpoint Digital will provide the winner of the grant with $10,000 worth of services in order to build their skill.  The company has recently started expanding their services to include Alexa skill development and is looking for interesting real-world projects to help them gain traction in the custom skill development market.  Pinpoint Digital was founded in 2007 and is based in Connecticut with employees distributed throughout the United States.  The company specializes in building custom solutions for web, mobile and voice.  According to TechCrunch over a quarter of U.S. adults own a smart speaker and demand is growing.  Amazon's Alexa holds the majority of the market share and Amazon announced recently that there are more than 100,000 Alexa skills worldwide.

The winner of the grant will have their skill developed by Pinpoint Digital using a development process that includes the following steps.

  • Discovery: This is a set of online meetings where we develop a specifications document (similar to a blue print) that defines exactly what to build.
  • Voice User Interface Design: During this phase the dialog that the skill will use is defined.
  • Build: During the build phase the dialog and back-end code are implemented, including the integration with any external services.
  • Testing: All of our Alexa skills go through a thorough quality assurance process to ensure that they are bug free when launched.  During this phase we both find bugs as well as obtain feedback about the skill from the client.
  • Launch: Once the skill is complete and has been tested we submit it to Amazon for certification and launch.
  • Maintenance: After the skill is launched we stand ready to help monitor, maintain and improve the solution.

Applications may be submitted online at  More information about Pinpoint Digital is available at The application deadline is May 22nd, 2020.


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