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City of Henderson selects Dilli Labs to develop Amazon Alexa Voice Assistants

San Francisco, CA: Today, DILLI LABS announced that it has been selected by City of Henderson, Nevada, USA through a competitive process to participate in its 2019 Startup in Residence (STIR) program. Nearly 700 startups competed for a chance to work with 22 governments for the opportunity to secure a contract. The selected startups will volunteer their time with government agencies over 16-weeks to tackle civic challenges with new technology tools and services with an objective to enter into a contract with the government agency at the end of the residency.

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Dilli Email Validator (DEV) version 1.2.2.0 released!

WordPress 5.0 is out. We are excited to report that a new version (1.2.2.0) of Dilli Email Validator (DEV) WordPress plugin has now been released and is certified to work with WordPress 5.0.

Dilli Email Validator adds advanced email validation capabilities to your email address form field. Prevent incorrect and mis-typed email addresses in forms on your wordpress website with this plugin. Watch the video below to learn more:

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Dilli Email Validation API (DEVA) now detects email domains belonging to adult sites

Tired of constant spam with explicit content that are sent from email addresses with domains pointing to objectionable sites? Deploy Dilli Email Validation API to your rescue now!

Dilli Email Validation API (DEVA) now supports an optional check to mark email addresses as invalid if their domain points to a site containing sexually explicit content. This feature is currently in beta and is available immediately to existing and new users. However, it is turned off by default. If you are an existing user and will like to enable this check on your account, please reach out to us.

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Physical Inventory Management via Google Assistant

Over the weekend, we had the opportunity to participate in a developer event organized by Intuit to devise a solution to help small businesses. We teamed up with Mr. Jeff Chen – a friend and a small business owner – and Ms. Puja M. Hari to make it easy for businesses to perform a physical inventory. We wrote an Action for Google Assistant named ‘Inventory Manager’ that helps update the quantity on hand for an item in Quickbooks via voice.

Demo

Overview

Physical inventory is the process of updating the quantities of inventory items in QuickBooks after doing a physical count in the store. During this time, store owners go from aisle to aisle counting items and recording the count. Traditionally, this is done using a sheet of paper where updated counts are recorded. The updated quantity on hand for each item is then transferred to Quickbooks manually. This is both time consuming and cumbersome. Here is a sample of the Physical Inventory Worksheet that typically needs to be filled :

Physical Inventory Worksheet

There are mobile scanners such as in the image below that can assist in scanning and recording the inventory count but they don’t work for products without bar code.

Barcode Scanner

Inventory Manager is an action for Google Assistant that helps with the following:

  • Instantly get current item count via voice
  • Instantly set item count via voice.
  • Instantly get notified if the item is running low.

Our special thanks to Jeff and Puja for their help in this project. If you like this idea and would like to invest in making it a product contact us here.Here are some photos from the hack:

Jeff, Piyush and Puja Selfie at Hackathon Jeff and Piyush presenting on stage at hackathon. Jeff, Puja and Piyush at hackathon
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Introducing ‘Dilli Forms’ Alexa Skill

We are delighted to announce that Amazon approved our newest Alexa skill – Dilli Forms. This skill lets you request any form pre-filled with your basic information such as name, address, phone and email address. Simply say – Alexa, ask Dilli Forms to get form <formname>. For ex: To get W-9 form, say Alexa, ask Dilli Forms to get form W-9. Within a few seconds, you will receive an email with the latest PDF version of the form pre-filled with your information. Save time and work smarter using Dilli Forms! Learn more about Dilli Forms Amazon Alexa skill.

“Dilli Labs” Alexa Skill Released!

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We are excited to announce an Amazon Alexa skill we created exclusively for clients of Dilli Labs! Its called ‘Dilli Labs’. Clients are issued a secret client code and a service name that they can use to invoke helper services like Broken Link Checking, creating HTML mark up for WordPress post from Vimeo APIs, requesting invoices, tax forms (W-9s), scheduling meetings, etc. To invoke the skill, simply say Alexa, open Dilli Labs and then follow the prompt. Become a Dilli Labs client now to make use of this skill! Check out Dilli Labs Alexa Skill. If you want to become a client or are an existing Dilli Labs client, and would like to suggest a service and/or get your client code, contact us by filling the form below:






DEVA now detects Role Based Email Addresses like admin@, info@, help@, support@

Dilli Email Validation API (DEVA) – the advanced email validation API – now has the ability to detect role-based email addresses such as info@, help@, store@, etc. It marks such email addresses as invalid.  These addresses are not associated with an individual but rather with a department, company, or group. By default, this check is disabled. However, users may opt-in for including this check among many other validation checks. Reduce spam, bounce backs and increase business productivity by adopting DEVA now. Learn more about other validation checks and DEVA here.