Web Development
meets German Engineering.

Kraut Computing is a small web development shop based in Berlin, Germany.
We build nifty web apps - some for customers and some of our own.
We contribute to open-source and share what we learn along the way.
Have a project you want to talk about? Get in touch!

Kraut Computing is a small
web development shop
based in Berlin, Germany.
We build nifty web apps - some for
customers and some of our own.
We contribute to open-source and
share what we learn along the way.
Have a project you want to talk about?
Get in touch!

Services

RAILS DEVELOPMENT

We have been building Ruby on Rails apps since 2008. Languages and frameworks come and go but Rails has proven to be the best choice for most web apps.

PROTOTYPING

Need something done yesterday? More than once we went from initial contact to launch in less than two weeks. That's not yesterday but pretty close.

REVIEW AND RESCUE

Did you inherit a Rails app with low code quality, performance bottlenecks and no tests? We will review the code thoroughly and get it back on track.

Projects

ProductWidgets

PRODUCT WIDGETS

As a tool for bloggers and other publishers, ProductWidgets lets you place beautiful and interactive widgets instead of traditional web banners on your website. Recommend relevant products to your visitors and earn a share for every sale you generate!

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Open Source

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Blog

Simple and Powerful - the Alexa Flash Briefing Skill API

I have had a Amazon Echo for a few months now and I really love it! I agree that it will likely become the operating system of the home - there are just so many services that are easily controllable through voice (at least for the most common use cases) and having them readily available in your home without the need to search for your phone or open your laptop will surely change how people use these services in the years and decades to come.

Since I bought the Echo, I wanted to write a Skill for Alexa myself. Then I stumbled upon the news that the Alexa Flash Briefing Skill API became available in the UK and Germany on March 28, 2017. Flash Briefing Skills are a group of Skills that can be activated by Alexa users for their Flash Briefing, a customizable news update that Alexa reads to you when you ask her "Alexa, what's new?" (and it has some other triggers as well of course).

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