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Building More Human Interfaces: How to Develop Wearable & Alexa Voice UIs to Increase Your App's Reach and Value


In this session, the presenter discusses and demonstrates how to develop wearable applications for smartwatches and voice-enabled applications for the Amazon Alexa product family to interact with and control cloud applications. The presenter will step through a typical development process, the tools involved, and APIs used, offering tips and tricks that help you target these platforms quickly and easily. End users expect more than a web-based control panel. Come to this session to learn how to increase your app's reach and overall value to your company, users, and customers!


Mark Heckler is a Pivotal Principal Technologist & Developer Advocate, conference speaker, published author, & Java Champion focusing upon developing innovative production-ready software at velocity for the Cloud and IoT applications. He has worked with key players in the manufacturing, retail, medical, scientific, telecom, and financial industries and various public sector organizations to develop and deliver critical capabilities on time and on budget. Mark is an open source contributor and author/curator of a developer-focused blog ( and an occasionally interesting Twitter account (@MkHeck).