Voco started out as a 2-sided marketplace for companies to find voice UI designers and voice app developers.
We won't lie, it was tough going especially in a nascent industry. However, our belief in voice, and it's power to build rapport and trust, has never changed. Plus, users love voice and the simplicity it brings.
So, while we're ramping down on the marketplace business we're ramping up on other voice ideas. The first is a simple but powerful tool called Voco Box.
A Voco Box can be created, and embedded on to your website, in 5 minutes. It pops up and gives your website visitors access to a voice recording. The objective being to put your most important message right in front of the user in a way they can consume quickly and easily.
You can see it in action in the bottom left corner of this page.
We decided to record the voice of one of our founders for this Voco box. It's certainly not the voice of an angel but it is genuine, personal and it helps to build trust.
If you want a professional delivery you can always hire a voice artist and upload the recording in your Voco account.
You can customise the colours, text and image in your Voco box and choose your prefered alignment. Plus, you can decide which pages on your website to display it on and create as many Voco Boxes as you want in case you want different maessages on different pages on your website.
Firstly, we'll be adding features to Voco boxes. While the first iteration doesn't include artifical intelligence or a voice interface like Alexa, we have big plans ahead.
We believe we can change the way websites are designed, developed and consumed to improve the user experience and the ease of interaction between website owner and website visitor.