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Rise Bar Partners with XAPPMedia to Bring Nutrition and Inspiration to Amazon Alexa

Irvine, California – December 8, 2016 – Rise Bar launches “Rise Above,” an Amazon Alexa skill that provides healthy lifestyle tips to eat simply and rise above in sport, business and life.

Rise Bar partnered with XAPPmedia, the leader in interactive voice engagement, to develop the Alexa skill. Alexa is the voice service that powers Amazon Echo and through skills. Alexa is able to interact with users in a more intuitive way. Amazon has sold over 5 million Amazon Echo devices since launch in 2014.

“Rise Bar is a fast rising leader in the healthy snacks category and Amazon’s Alexa provides an entirely new way for its loyal customers to connect with the brand spontaneously by voice.  It also represents a new channel to introduce the brand to a fresh set of consumers. We worked with the Rise Bar team to design an Alexa skill that is engaging for users while also reinforcing Rise Bar’s distinctive brand.  This included using a Voice Persona™ to differentiate the brand in this purely audio channel where there is no screen for visual branding elements. We even incorporated a message spoken by the founder. I encourage everyone to rise above and check out the skill on their Amazon Echo device,” said Pat Higbie, CEO and co-founder XAPPmedia.

Through the launch of Rise Above, Rise Bar reinforces its commitment to inspire people to eat simply and rise above to achieve their dreams. Recently rated one of the best new apps by Alexa Skills Store, Rise Above shares Rise Bar’s history and products as well as inspirational daily tips including fitness, nutrition and health tips.

“Rise Above highlights the essence of our brand which is to empower people to rise to their fullest potential. Rise Above’s daily inspirational tips will help users learn about our simple food philosophy and how to live a healthy lifestyle so we can rise together,” Rise Bar Founder, Peter Spenuzza, said.

To enable the Rise Above Alexa skill on your Amazon Echo, simply say, “Alexa, enable Rise Above.” More information about Rise Bar and XAPPmedia can be found on and

For press inquiries, please contact:

Rise Bar, Alina Jiwani,
XAPPmedia, Bret Kinsella,

About Rise Bar

Rise Bar prides itself on producing the simplest protein bars in the market using 5 ingredients or less while delivering a big protein boost. Founded with the goal of helping people achieve their goals by delivering simple ingredients and high quality nutrition. Each Rise Bar is carefully crafted at Rise Bar’s facility in California, made with real food and are gluten-free, soy-free, peanut-free, preservative-free, non-GMO and never contain artificial ingredients or sweeteners.

About XAPPmedia

XAPPmedia™ is the leader in delivering interactive voice experiences and is the first company to Give Brands a Voice™ enabling instant, voice-activated connections with consumers through mobile audio apps and voice assistants. XAPP’s tools can be applied to mobile content delivery, mobile advertising, voice recognition and voice experience development and maintenance. XAPPmedia was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

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