Introducing the BitcoinAverage Amazon Alexa skill

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We are pleased to introduce our very own Amazon Alexa skill. Text-to-speech devices are becoming more and more popular each day, with their growth set to skyrocket in the coming months and years we thought it was best to get involved early and provide our users with this useful app!

The Alexa skills store already has a few hobbyist bitcoin skills, but we felt it was time for a more featureful one, backed by our world renowned index.

There are two ways to invoke our Alexa skill, your first option is to call it directly:

You: Alexa, ask BitcoinAverage for the current price.

Alexa: The price of bitcoin is 1000.39 USD.

You can make this request directly, while Alexa is in idle state. This is most useful when you want a quick answer to a single question.

Of course you can compose more complex queries such as:

You: Alexa, ask BitcoinAverage to convert ten bitcoin to euros.

Alexa: 10 bitcoin is 9404.20 EUR.

We offer 5 major features, all of which can be invoked with multiple phrases, choose what comes most natural to your way of speaking.

  1. The Bitcoin price in US dollars:
    • Alexa, ask BitcoinAverage for the bitcoin price
    • Alexa, ask BitcoinAverage for the price
    • Alexa, ask BitcoinAverage for the price of bitcoin
    • Alexa, ask BitcoinAverage for the current price
    • Alexa, what is the price at BitcoinAverage
    • Alexa, get the current price from BitcoinAverage
  2. The Bitcoin price in any of the 170 worldwide currencies we support:
    • Alexa, ask BitcoinAverage for the price in pound
    • Alexa, ask BitcoinAverage for the price in E.U.R
      • say your desired currency by spelling the three letter short code like above
  3. The Bitcoin price at a specific exchange in dollars or other supported currencies:
    • Alexa, ask BitcoinAverage for the price at bitstamp (The price in us dollars is the default, if you omit the currency.)
    • Alexa, ask BitcoinAverage for the price at kraken in E.U.R.
    • Currently we support the following exchanges and orderbooks:
      • Bitstamp (USD, EUR)
      • Bitfinex (USD)
      • Kraken (USD, EUR, JPY, CAD)
      • Gdax (USD, EUR, GBP)
      • Btce (USD, EUR, RUB)
      • Gemini (USD)
      • Itbit (USD, EUR, SGD)
  4. Convert specific amount of fiat currency to bitcoin:
    • Alexa, ask BitcoinAverage to convert ten thousand euros to bitcoin
    • Alexa, ask BitcoinAverage to convert five hundred dollars to bitcoin
  5. Convert specific amount of bitcoin to fiat:
    • Alexa, ask BitcoinAverage to convert ten bitcoin to sterling
    • Alexa, ask BitcoinAverage to convert two bitcoin to yuan

If you would like to see any additional features in our next release, please let us know via the usual channels!

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