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September 19, 2018

Jennifer King

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Designing for voice is different from designing for screens; therefore, developers looking to build for voice can start by embracing a set of design principles that are unique to voice-first interactions. Here we cover four design patterns to keep in mind.

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September 18, 2018

BJ Haberkorn

Use the ASK SDK for Python to simplify development of the backend cloud service for your Alexa skill.

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September 18, 2018

Caroline Pan

Alexa Gadgets Toolkit

We’re excited to announce the Alexa Gadgets Toolkit (Beta), allowing you to build your very own Alexa Gadgets — fun and delightful accessories that pair to compatible Echo devices via Bluetooth.

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September 17, 2018

Jamie Grossman

With the new Software Development Kit (SDK) for Node.js, there are new methods to be aware of for making HTTP calls to external APIs. This post compares the process when using version one versus version two of the SDK for Node.js.

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September 14, 2018

Karen Yue

Echo Buttons Game Skills Contest

We’re thrilled to announce the Echo Buttons Game Skills Contest with Hackster.io, an opportunity for US developers to publish a game skill for Echo Buttons.

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September 14, 2018

Emily Esposito Fulkerson

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Learn about the world’s three billion smartphone users according to the annual Global Mobile Market Report by Newzoo, a global leader in eSports, games, and mobile intelligence.

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September 14, 2018

Kyle O'Donnell

Intent History is a powerful tool that introduces a new dimension of insight into how customers are engaging with your Alexa skill. Check out these five tips for using the UTTERANCE, CONFIDENCE, and RESOLVED INTENT fields to improve your skill’s interaction model.

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September 13, 2018

Bob Mars

In this blog post, we provide examples of existing AVS device solutions that can be used as a guide for sizing up CPU, memory, and storage for a headless voice-forward device with microphone(s) and speaker(s).

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September 13, 2018

Rachel Bennett

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Today, we are introducing qualified solutions for set-top boxes (STBs) with Alexa built-in from AVS Systems Integrators (SIs) ARRIS, Cisco Infinite Video Platform, DiscVision, and Technicolor. 

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September 13, 2018

Jennifer King

With over 30 published skills and 200,000 active monthly users, there’s no doubt Gal Shenar has cracked the code for building highly engaging Alexa skills. When Amazon introduced in-skill purchasing, Shenar saw even greater opportunity to monetize his skills.

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