Opening Bell allows you to speak a company's natural name to get their stock price and daily percentage change. You'll get a short, yet informative response without the hassle of trying to remember a company's ticker symbol.
Bring the stock market to your Echo device with Opening Bell!
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Opening Bell is not guaranteed to have real-time stock price information and is therefore only recommended to be used as a general reference and not for making stock trading decisions.
This app does a great job of tackling a tricky problem but unfortunately misses the mark too often. Alexa has a tough time identifying the company - even for heavily traded stocks. This app probably needs to add queries when Alexa doesn't understand which company you are talking about and / or look at most popular to make guesstimates about the company.
Some examples of companies that Alexa did not understand:
I keep an occasional eye on the big 3 indices (which except for a few favorite stocks is all I'd imagine anyone actually using Alexa for) and it couldn't handle them. Asking for the Dow by any of its common names got random funds. Ditto the S&P.
Good but needs work. Didn't recognize IBM said 'null' which meant software not processing null return in software code when nothing returned. It's a nice skill but at least run through all the major companies to stress test it out. Note: I am a developer.
No matter what I ask or how I ask it, I get "Sorry, I can't find the stock you're looking for." These were not complicated names either. Couldn't find Delta Airlines, American Media, nothing. The one single time she gave me an answer it was the wrong company, not the one I asked for. Fail.