Amazon Developer Blogs

Amazon Developer Blogs

December 15, 2017

Shweta Kapil

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Starting with Android 6 (API 23), users can grant or revoke certain permissions to apps while they are running, instead of when they first install the app. This helps streamline the app install process for the user because he can install an app without setting permissions he doesn't want included. 

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December 14, 2017

Kristin Fritsche

For customers of Wetter.com in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, checking the weather forecast is as simple as asking Alexa. Wetter.com, Germany’s leading website for weather, developed an Alexa skill that makes it fast and easy for customers to get their daily and weekly forecasts.

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December 14, 2017

Paul Cutsinger

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We are happy to announce the next evolution of our testing tools for Alexa skill developers. Now you can use the Test Simulator (Beta) to test your Alexa skill without owning a device.

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December 13, 2017

Kristin Fritsche

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Kunden von Wetter.com in Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz können jetzt Alexa fragen, um die Wetterprognose zu erhalten.

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December 12, 2017

Jennifer King

Here are 7 things you can start doing to make your skill more discoverable both in the Alexa Skills Store and through your own marketing channels.

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December 12, 2017

Guest Blogger

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I want to talk about something cool that I’m calling “orchestration." Object orchestration is the act of controlling objects from inside of another object. This is very useful for something like a “controller” object, which manages many things in your game.

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December 11, 2017

Serena McIntire

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Too busy to keep up with us at the Amazon Appstore? We've been busy too, from designing fun platforming levels with Alejandro Hitti to preparing for our webinar on using mobile frameworks to sell IAP. Read more to see what you missed!

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December 11, 2017

Jennifer King

Since 2013, August Home’s mission has been to build smart devices that help customers live safely and securely in their homes. To reach that goal, the company has created a variety of innovative door locks, doorbell cameras, keypads, and bridges.

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December 08, 2017

Jeff Blankenburg

Starting today, Alexa and Amazon Echo will be rolling out to customers in over 80 countries. Now you can make your Alexa skills available to customers in these countries who buy an Echo.

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December 07, 2017

Emily Esposito Fulkerson

120717_AustinDouglas_Blog1.jpgWith the Fire 7 and Fire HD 8, apps and games are at the center of the experience. The user interface features dedicated content pages for books, games, apps, and more creating an engaging layout that mimics the beautiful pages of a magazine.

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