Here is a recap of new posts for the week of April 25th on the Amazon Developer Blog:
MARA announced their new skill for Alexa. To use the MARA skill on any Alexa-enabled device, customers simply enable the skill in the Alexa App, and enable Alexa integration in the MARA Running Assistant app. Then they can ask Alexa questions like: “Alexa, ask MARA how many miles have I run so far this week?” or “Alexa, ask MARA, what has my average pace been this week?”
Invoxia introduced Triby – a new connected family-friendly kitchen device that magnetically sticks to the fridge and can play music, make calls, display messages, and is voice activated. Triby is one of the first ‘Alexa-enabled’ devices built with AVS, which means that you can do almost everything with Alexa on Triby that you can do with Alexa on Echo.
In this post, we guided you through the submission process and helped you get your skill published as quickly as possible. All you need to do is prepare your skill for submission, get an application ID for your skill, create a Lambda function for your skill, complete the iteration model for the skill, link the skill to your lambda function, and publish information for the skill.
Zen: Coloring book for adults now makes more money on Amazon Underground than on all other platforms combined. We sat down with Jari Huomo, an indie developer and self-proclaimed “coffee addict” working out of his home basement to build apps for all ages, to discuss the success his app is having on Amazon Underground.
Advertise Your App introduced a new feature—the ability to bid by ad format. Set the same or separate cost-per-click bid by ad format. Advertise Your App offers two ad formats: Full screens (interstitials and Fire Tablet Wakescreens) and banners.
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