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.[Read More]
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.[Read More]
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.
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.[Read More]
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.[Read More]
May 17, 2017Jen 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.[Read More]
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.[Read More]