Been worked on alongside website during the course of the pandemic is a voice-based service for your Alexa and Google assistant based devices and apps that allows access to the entire ham radio show archives by voice. While most of the podcast skills I’ve come across can just play the podcasts by playlist type of experience. you can hear the latest episode and then you could play the next episodes down the list and so on and so on. what sucks about that is if you want to hear a episode all the way from 2011 or 2009. You could be saying next about 400 times until you get that episode…. SCREW THAT!
Our archives are served to iHeartRadio, Amazon Music, Deezer, Google Podcasts. However like the experience with Spotify (they complained about the content in a episode that they themselves cached and we had deleted in our system beforehand, then they threw a complaint about the content of an episode we no longer in the archives…. lets not get off topic here). it reinforced the need for a Ham Radio show controlled platform in which to serve our content to the ham radio show universe! and I don’t want to half-ass our distribution strategy with only offering the show to other platforms and doing a bare-minimum voice skill just playing down the RSS feed entries. I wanted to ensure what you have available on the show website is available to Alexa, google assistant, and more voice assistants that crop up in the future that can be plugged into, no matter region or streaming service availability for your area. Demand The Ham will be available where you are ( even from mars!)
heres the proof of concept as a work in progress (as in the damn thing is buggy, but it does what its supposed to do, soon to come with more features to be rolled out at launch!):