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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.

San Francisco based DILLI LABS will work with City of Henderson to enable city residents to have a voice interface to city services.

“We are excited to join hands with City of Henderson and help them ride the wave of voice assistants to better the lives of their residents.” said Piyush Hari, Principal at DILLI LABS. He added, “Using an intelligent voice assistant based on Amazon Alexa to connect to city services will be very natural and convenient compared to the conventional ways using web, mobile or telephony. The day is not far when all of the cities will deploy voice assistants that will serve as the primary channel for their residents to interact with city services.”

DILLI LABS wrote their first voice assistant back in 2016 with the launch of Doctor Pooch – an Alexa skill that one can talk to in order to find if its safe to feed dogs certain foods – a common use case among dog owners. With about 50,000+ unique customers since launch, being featured numerous times, and providing a continuous revenue stream, the success of Doctor Pooch speaks volumes about the power of voice assistants. Since then, the company has written over 10 Alexa skills and 1 Google Assistant Action. One of the other interesting skill – DILLI FORMS – allows users to request popular forms like W-9 and Freedom of Information Act delivered straight to one’s email inbox by simply asking for it.“In the context of cities, imagine residents asking for the Park Reservation Form and getting it delivered straight to their inbox pre-filled with their name, phone, email and address! It seems like magic, it really is.”, said Piyush.

As featured in Crunchbase – STIR Challenges 40 New Startups To Collaborate With Governments.

STIR is now in 22 governments across the US and Canada and has worked with nearly 100 startups. The national STIR program is supported by City Innovate.

“The Startup in Residence program is a model for civic innovation and national collaboration,” said Jay Nath, former Chief Innovation Officer for San Francisco and Executive Director for City Innovate. “This program is a unique opportunity for government agencies and startups to think creatively about how we can all work together to modernize government to benefit residents.”

Past projects in other communities have included working on issues such as streamlining the foster care application process, smart sensors on trash cans, homeless health services, volunteer engagement tools, and developing tools to assess the damage in the aftermath of an emergency like an earthquake or flooding. The program also offers education for government and startup staff in areas including design thinking, lean methodologies, procurement, civic technology trends, and new methods of product development and procurement.

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About DILLI LABS: Dilli Labs is a premium technology consulting firm based out of San Francisco, California specializing in development of voice assistants. To learn more about Dilli Labs visit: https://www.dillilabs.com

About STIR: Startup in Residence (STIR) connects startups with government agencies to develop technology products that solve real civic challenges through a 16-week program. See all the 2019 STIR team partnerships here. To learn more about Startup in Residence visit: https://startupinresidence.org.

Doctor Pooch featured under Staff Picks on Alexa Skill Store

‘Doctor Pooch’ Alexa Skill Featured on Alexa Skill Store

We are delighted to learn that Amazon featured Doctor Pooch on Amazon Alexa Skill Store under Staff Picks today. Doctor Pooch is a digital assistant available on Alexa that lets pet owners determine if its safe to feed a given food item to their dog. For example: You can say: Alexa, ask Doctor Pooch if dogs can eat cashews.

Doctor Pooch featured under Staff Picks on Alexa Skill Store
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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!


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:

Amazon features ‘Doctor Pooch’ Alexa Skill

We are delighted to know that Amazon featured our ‘Doctor Pooch‘ Alexa Skill in their weekly email on Apr 8, 2018 to their subscribers.  Doctor Pooch is an Amazon Alexa skill by Dilli Labs for dog owners and caretakers to find if their furry friends can eat certain foods. Simply say, Alexa, ask Doctor Pooch if dogs can eat <name of food> and get a well-researched response citing the source of the information and tips on feeding like amount and frequency. Here’s a snippet: Here’s the entire email. Jump to Page 2 to see ‘Doctor Pooch’. Alexa-Skills-Always-ready-to-help-or-entertain

‘Country Game’ – an Amazon Alexa Skill Game – Released

Dilli Labs is excited to announce the release of ‘Country Game‘ – An Amazon Alexa Skill Game that helps to build vocabulary of country names in kids and adults alike. To get started, simply enable ‘Country Game’ skill and say Alexa, play Country Game.

To enable this skill on your Amazon Alexa devices :

  1. Open the Alexa app, go to the menu, and select Skills.
  2. Browse for skills by category or use Search. This skill is named ‘Country Game‘. You can find it under the category Games, Trivia and Accessories -> Knowledge and Trivia.
  3. When you find a skill you want to use, select it to open the skill detail page. Then select the Enable Skill option.

Take turns saying country names with this skill. A country name should begin with the last letter of the previous country name spoken. For ex: if this skill responds with a country name ‘Sweden’, you have to say a country name starting with letter ‘N’ (last letter in word Sweden). When either you or the skill is unable to think of a country name, the game ends. The skill also randomly educates you about countries by telling a fun fact about them during the course of the game. For ex : if you say ‘Netherlands’, it may tell you a fun fact about it like “Did you know that around 20% of Netherlands is located below sea level?”

This skill keeps a score of your performance based on the number of countries you say in a game. You can also query your worldwide rank. The goal is to help you practice your vocabulary of country names in a fun and competitive way.


We developed this skill to enter into the Amazon Alexa Kids Challenge. This skill and game is kid-friendly.


The skill backend is hosted as a Lambda function on AWS and interfaces with DynamoDB for persistence.

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Alexa Skill – WPHLiveTV Handball News

Dilli Labs is excited to have launched an Amazon Alexa flash briefing skill – WPHLiveTV Handball News – for its client – WPHLiveTV.  The skill enables Handball fans to listen to the latest news & information from around the world of handball, courtesy of WPHLiveTV. Up-to-date tournament scores, post match recaps and previews– all updated throughout the week.

The system we developed for WPHLiveTV gives them the ability to upload audio MP3 files and mark them active or inactive. The skill automatically retrieves the active uploaded audio files and plays them when it is invoked.

Here is a demo :

Read our client’s testimonial :

We hired Piyush Hari because of his extensive background work with Alexa App Construction and Development; however, it’s apparent that Mr. Hari has a wide array of talents related to the Techie Field, Today’s evolution of web-based info and modern/progressive/innovative industrial sciences. So much so, that I will be contacting his office first before consulting any other, regardless of our creative needs. Mr. Hari is more organized than any telecommunications/developer/programmer I’ve encountered and is very thorough, honest and ethical. Can I have him as my personal go-to-all and put him on the payroll please!??

Dave Vincent Executive Director, WPHLiveTV

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