Burbio® Launches Amazon Alexa Skill For Use by Libraries, Schools, Non-Profits and Governments

“Voice search is a powerful tool for communicating with residents,” said Terry Kirchner, Executive Director of the Westchester Library System.“

Burbio.com, a community events platform featuring thousands of school, library and community calendars, today announced the launch of an Amazon Alexa Skill that gives users voice access to personalized lists of upcoming events of interest from community organizations and allows any U.S. non-profit organization to be on Alexa instantly at no cost.

Using the Burbio Skill for Amazon Alexa, residents can “Ask Alexa” questions like “Alexa, ask Burbio what’s happening at Dobbs Ferry Library tomorrow?” Or “Alexa, ask Burbio what’s happening at Town of Lewisboro?” and find out what they need to know about what’s going on in their town. The service is linked to the Burbio.com web and iOS app, which allow users to build a custom feed based on their interests that can be read off by the Burbio Alexa Skill.

“Voice search is an incredibly convenient new way to stay on top of local events,” said Julie Roche, Burbio co-founder. “It’s so much easier to just ask, ‘Alexa, ask Burbio what’s happening at my kids school tomorrow?’ than to poke around websites and emails to find out.”

Burbio pulls event feeds from partners and has a self-serve calendar publishing tool. Events update in real time across its web service, iPhone App and Alexa skill and are optimized for local search.

“Voice search is a powerful tool for communicating with residents,” said Terry Kirchner, Executive Director of the Westchester Library System. “Services such as Alexa are going to play an important role in everyday life, and libraries are leaders in educating the community about new…

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