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July 26, 2017

Ted Karczewski

Today we introduce the Smart Life Roadshow, a traveling smart home that showcases the latest advances in intelligent voice technology. The roadshow features a 30-foot trailer outfitted with products integrated with the Alexa Voice Service, Intel supporting technology, and much more.

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July 25, 2017

Scott Dart

One of the top drivers of negative feedback on skills is account linking. This is not surprising since it is one of the more complex features to implement. We have attempted to distill the feedback into a set of best practices.

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July 21, 2017

Martha Kang

The opportunity lies not in the individual devices but in creating seamless experiences for homeowners, says Bethesda Systems President Jon Stovall.

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July 20, 2017

Andrea Muttoni

We are happy to announce that lock control and query capabilities are now also available to developers building skills for the UK.

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July 19, 2017

Martha Kang

In just weeks, Brookfield Residential built a fully-functional, Alexa-powered model home in its newest subdivision.

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July 18, 2017

Paul Cutsinger

When designing your skill to work on Echo Show, choose one of the available templates based on the interaction pattern you plan to use. Each template maps to a pattern or scenario for an optimal customer experience.

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July 17, 2017

Rodrigo Prudencio

Today, The Alexa Accelerator, powered by Techstars, announced its inaugural class of nine companies focused on products and services ranging from consumer devices to enterprise solutions.

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July 17, 2017

Memo Doring

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We’re excited to share a new tool to help you craft a robust voice user interface (VUI). Whether you’re looking to build a new skill or make improvements to an existing one, you can get started quickly with our new VUI testing tool.

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July 13, 2017

Jeff Blankenburg

Today we are excited to introduce entertainment capabilities as part of the Smart Home Skill API. Now customers can easily control cloud-connected TVs, AV Receivers, IR Hubs and even connected speakers without invoking a specific skill.

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July 13, 2017

Jeff Blankenburg

Today we announced that we now enable companies to control entertainment devices with the Smart Home Skill API in the Alexa Skills Kit. Here is an overview of how to connect your TVs, AV Receivers, IR Hubs, and even connected speakers to Alexa.

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July 12, 2017

Phillip Hunter

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We designed Echo Show so that the screen augments and enhances what skills offer to customers. You can complement your skill interactions with imagery, blocks of text, video, list navigation and selection, touch input, and more.

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July 12, 2017

Martha Kang

With the arrival of Echo Show, the Allrecipes team leveraged the new built-in display templates in the Alexa Skills Kit to offer visual content including streaming video. The result: Allrecipes’ tried-and-true skill for Alexa enriched with beautiful visual aids on the Echo Show screen.

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July 10, 2017

Monica Dolan

Today, we’re excited to announce Alexa’s participation again at AWS re:Invent 2017, the largest gathering of the global Amazon developer community.

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July 07, 2017

Jeff Blankenburg

We have made Entity Resolution even easier to use by adding the ability to create and manipulate your slot synonyms and IDs via our Skill Builder user interface.

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July 06, 2017

Rachel Bennett

We’re excited to announce that Cirrus Logic has released its Voice Capture Development Kit for the Alexa Voice Service (AVS), designed for the development of Alexa-enabled smart speakers, portable speakers, and compact audio devices.

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