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October 19, 2018

Aaron Tang

Every developer who submits a skill for certification has the opportunity to share feedback via a survey we send with their certification results. Based on the results of this survey, we’ve identified a few common certification pain points that are relatively easy to avoid.

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October 18, 2018

Jeff Blankenburg

With a variety of in-skill products to offer, it’s important to think about which one can help you best enhance your skill through premium content.

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October 17, 2018

Justin Jeffress

今年5月Alexa Skills Kit (ASK) SDK for Node.jsのバージョン2(以下:V2)がリリースされました。そこでV1からV2へ移行を考える方が多いと思います。先週行われたAlexa Dev Days Tokyoで沢山のAlexaスキルデベロッパーとお会いする中で、これに関連した質問をいただきましたので、ご紹介します。

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October 17, 2018

Jedidiah Esposito

Before you dive into creating conversational skills, you'll need to spend some time understanding conversation and the elements of communication.

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October 17, 2018

Jennifer King

Jeff Bolton has a catalog of 88 Alexa skills. When in-skill purchasing became available, he saw an even greater opportunity to monetize his popular skills by delivering premium experiences.

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October 16, 2018

Amit Jotwani

The entire AWS re:Invent 2018 session catalog is now live! Explore more than 50 Alexa technical sessions and then register to attend.

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October 15, 2018

Bertrand Vacherot

In July, we announced the Alexa Skills Challenge: Tech for Good. The challenge invited developers to build Alexa skills that could have a positive impact on the environment, local communities, and the world. We’ve finally narrowed down the 10 finalists and we’re excited to share them with you.

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October 14, 2018

Nahoko Hirabayashi

みなさまが開発されたAlexaスキルは、スキルストアへの公開に当たり、Alexa審査チームが認定審査をさせていただいき、スキルがよいユーザー体験をお届けできるよう、必要に応じてフィードバックをさせていただいています。このブログでは、審査で改善のフィードバックを受けるスキルの傾向を紹介し、事前にご対応いただく方法を紹介します。今回は「詳細な説明」についてです。

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October 11, 2018

Brian Crum

Today, we are happy to announce new doorbell APIs for smart home cameras and doorbells, unlocking new customer scenarios in home automation and monitoring.

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October 10, 2018

Marion Desmazieres

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Today, we’re excited to announce that developers can start building voice experiences, called “skills,” for French Canadian customers using the Alexa Skills Kit with the Canadian French voice model.

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October 10, 2018

Sebastien Stormacq

This tutorial will show you how you can add support for the French (Canada) model for your existing skills. It will also show you how you can use ASK to enable Alexa to respond based on locales.

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October 10, 2018

Andrea Muttoni

The more customers you reach, the more likely they are to discover and engage with your skill. Therefore, we always suggest developers localize and publish skills in as many languages as possible. Follow these steps to localize your Alexa skill.

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October 09, 2018

Justin Jeffress

Enhancements to the Alexa Skills Kit provide more accurate ways to capture slots than relying on AMAZON.LITERAL.

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October 08, 2018

Takuji Kawata

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日本語環境のスマートホームスキルAPI に新たな機能が加わりました。今回加わったのはテレビやオーディオ機器などエンターテイメントデバイスをコントロールするための機能です。これによりスマートホームスキルからデバイスのボリュームコントロール、チャンネルの切り替えなどが可能になりました。

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October 05, 2018

Jeff Blankenburg

Discover three ways you can add in-skill purchasing to your Alexa skills using the Alexa Skills Kit Command-Line Interface, and two great skill-building tools from Storyline and Voice Apps.

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