To develop nēdl’s MVP, Distillery assembled and placed a small-but-mighty team of proven experts consisting of the following professionals:
- Lead QA engineer
- Full stack developer
- Project manager
- Technical advisor
Jason Medeiros, nēdl’s CTO, led our team and spearheaded the MVP development project. We started by providing several months of development assistance. We began with the necessary infrastructure setup, then moved on to setting up the application’s backend of nēdl’s own Amazon Web Services (AWS) server. Next, we created the appropriate intents for handling users’ spoken commands and configuring the intents’ handlers for the app.
After that, we integrated APIs of AWS, Audials and Elasticsearch to extend the scan by song, artist and keywords functions, all of which were pivotal to launching a market viable product.
Then, we continued work on the backend server, setting strict criteria for it. The server must:
- Receive a stream of user speech and convert it to text using automatic speech recognition software
- Store that text in a search index
- Provide a search API that supports the Amazon Alexa skill
The last piece of the puzzle: creating a nēdl API that performed search against the search index and integrating that API to play the stream.
Finally, after rigorous testing, nēdl was ready to launch.
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