Amazon Developer Blogs

Amazon Developer Blogs

July 16, 2019

Emma Martensson

Vocala, a digital agency based in Surrey, England and led by Richard Matthews, decided in 2018 to create a voice studio that specialises in creating games and interactive skills for Alexa-enabled devices.

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July 15, 2019

Jeeta Das

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Today, we’re excited to announce that developers can now start building Alexa skills for customers in India using the new Hindi voice model of Alexa Skills Kit (ASK).

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July 15, 2019

Sohan Maheshwar

Developers can now use the Alexa Skills Kit to build skills for Hindi speaking customers in India using the new Hindi language model. This blogpost describes how to create the language model for a Hindi skill and how to create your skill's backend to deliver the right content.

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July 15, 2019

Karthik Ragubathy

Developers can now use the Alexa Skills Kit to build skills for Hindi speaking customers in India using the new Hindi language model. This blogpost describes how to update your existing skills model and Lambda functions to support the Hindi(IN) model. 

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July 15, 2019

Dilek Hakkani-Tur

On June 5th we announced the teams selected to compete for the Alexa Prize Socialbot Grand Challenge 3, a university competition to advance the state of the art of conversational AI. Competing teams will work to build on the progress made in previous years to engage and delight users on a range of popular topics from news and current events to sports and entertainment.

Today we’ve published detailed profiles shared by the teams and their members. To learn more about them, head to AlexaPrize.com to meet the individuals who are helping us have fun and make history with the next generation of AI capabilities.

This group of socialbots won’t be available until later this year, but you can stay up to date on all things Alexa Prize by following the #AlexaPrize hashtag. In the meantime, you can continue chatting with the winning socialbots from last year’s challenge by simply saying, “Alexa, let’s chat.”

July 15, 2019

Aaron Tang

In-skill purchasing (ISP) lets you sell premium content such as game features and interactive stories with a custom interaction model. Buying in-skill products should be seamless to a customer. Following the tips in this blog will help you achieve that experience.

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July 12, 2019

Nahoko Hirabayashi

Since Alexa is available in multiple languages and countries, sometimes there can be some confusion about where skills are available.This blog will help you identify where your skill is published in the Alexa Skills Store and help ensure your customers are able to find your skill.

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July 11, 2019

Rebecca Evanhoe

When you're building an Alexa skill, careful dialog writing can subtly guide a customer toward their goal and away from errors. When your skill employs custom slots, you'll want to carefully consider how you word your prompts. It only takes a few tweaks to add a lot of clarity for your customers.

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July 11, 2019

Emma Martensson

Hugo Catchpole didn’t plan to go into voice, but when he got an Amazon Echo Dot for a birthday present in 2017 he couldn’t help but start to tinker with a skill.

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July 10, 2019

Jennifer King

With a steady addition of voice capabilities to their smart home robots, iRobot has seen an increase in how much customers interact with their devices. Learn how iRobot is shaping the future of robotics in the smart home.

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