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Demo - Stock Exchange apps

I need to get a website together to show the videos properly, I know :) but here's some links to demo videos of my first few stock exchange apps. (you only need to watch one as it's the same demo, just different exchanges/symbols in each) Amsterdam Stock Exchange https://jchivers.wistia.com/medias/uaaj8dvhzc Brussels Stock Exchange https://jchivers.wistia.com/medias/qbgcdkfhd8 Lisbon Stock Exchange https://jchivers.wistia.com/medias/tebgjn3q8k London Stock Exchange https://jchivers.wistia.com/medias/yx8a00f954 Hong Kong Stock Exchange https://jchivers.wistia.com/medias/mg6xvlmjm7 NASDAQ Stock Exchange https://jchivers.wistia.com/medias/z3qxkb03d7 NYSE Stock Exchange https://jchivers.wistia.com/medias/kd68vj5j89 Paris Stock Exchange https://jchivers.wistia.com/medias/qonmmrojfx Shanghai Stock Exchange https://jchivers.wistia.com/medias/vc6p6fpy86 Tokyo Stock Exchange https://jchivers.wistia.com/medias/m3gysbw33i Apps are a mix of realtime and delayed stock quotes from several global exchanges, sourced from differing (free) API's. You can request individual symbol quotes, or create a personalized portfolio up to 5 stocks per exchange, and receive market quotes against your watchlist upon demand. Example utterances include: Launch Paris Stock Exchange and symbol FP Launch Paris Stock Exchange and add symbol ACA to my portfolio Launch Paris Stock Exchange and quote my portfolio Launch Paris Stock Exchange and remove symbol RNO from my portfolio Launch Paris Stock Exchange and what's in my portfolio Launch Paris Stock Exchange and delete my portfolio Happy to answer any questions on how they were built if anyone would like more info.
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jjaquinta answered
Here's a suggestion: use the Echo as a means to set up general alerts. The Echo is a "living room device". But usually you want stock quotes while you are elsewhere. So say you get up in the morning, and chat with Echo as you get dressed or eat your breakfast and find out about what of your interest stocks are moving. Then select from some of them and ask it to keep you updated during the day about any movement or news. Your server process could monitor them during the day, and send out an e-mail, text, phone alert or whatever, if there is a significant update in the position.
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The Stig answered
Can you push things to Echo though? I was under the impression apps had to be initiated by the user.
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James Chivers answered
Thanks for the feedback and ideas jjaquinta; most appreciated. I've been thinking about this a lot - in fact, it's what first got me interested in extending a project of mine on to the Echo device. I'm hacking on what I presumptuously term the "digital central nervous systems of the Internet" - where people, apps and devices can hold a conversation that is respectful of participant context and protocol. It will do exactly what you describe - keeping people informed and updated throughout the day - routing messages to them over whatever protocol is best based on their current context. Currently in extreme prototype phase :) See this thread for concept video, which I've pretty much built now in reality - sans push notifications: https://forums.developer.amazon.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=5142&tstart=0 RJS - you're correct - no push yet, but I'm hopeful :)
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