Amazon Developer Blogs

Amazon Developer Blogs

May 23, 2017

Josh Stark

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How does a young brand increase awareness and reach a completely new set of customers? For Creativebug, the answer was Subscribe with Amazon, a self-service subscription marketplace.

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May 23, 2017

Jeff Blankenburg

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We are excited to announce a new addition to the Smart Home Skill API, the ability to define appliance categories. By defining appliance categories, both you and your customers can easily identify the types of smart home devices with which they are interacting.

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May 23, 2017

Aaron Tang

With the increased popularity of Alexa-compatible smart home devices, we’ve seen a surge in the number of smart home skill submissions. In this post, we’ll highlight key requirements, common issues we’re seeing, and helpful reference material for skills implemented using the Smart Home Skill API.

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May 22, 2017

Serena McIntire

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Check out what you missed last week on the Amazon Appstore Developer blog.

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May 22, 2017

Ted Karczewski

If you’re a Dish Network subscriber, or you’re thinking about becoming one, finding the perfect show or movie just got a lot easier with Alexa voice control. Dish Network subscribers can now voice control their TV experience with the Hopper DVR set-top box and the Echo Family of Devices.

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May 19, 2017

Aaron Tang

Customers expect a delightful and personalized experience on Alexa, and it is our top priority to maintain that experience. With that in mind, today we are clarifying our policy on advertising in Alexa skills.

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May 18, 2017

Ashwin Ram

We invite you to join the students on their Alexa Prize journey and help them along the way. You can interact with their socialbots simply by saying “Alexa, let’s chat” on any device with Alexa.

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May 17, 2017

Jen Gilbert

In 2016, we launched the Alexa Champions, a recognition program that honors the most engaged developers and contributors in our community. Today we’re excited to recognize seven new Alexa Champions who’ve enriched the Alexa community.

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May 17, 2017

Memo Doring

Many Alexa skill developers use AWS Lambda and Node.js for your Alexa skill’s web service. If your skill still uses Node.js v0.10 functions, you need to migrate to one of the newer Node.js versions (4.3 or 6.10) by May 30, 2017.

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May 17, 2017

Rena Watanabe

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Today Amazon announced two new additions to our Fire tablet lineup - the all-new Amazon Fire 7 and Fire HD 8. Both Fire tablets are available for pre-order starting today.

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