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October 06, 2017

Paul Cutsinger

What makes a skill engaging for customers, and what keeps customers coming back over time? Learn the qualities of top-performing skills that see the highest consistent customer engagement.  

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October 06, 2017

Eric Kelly

We recently launched Notifications for Alexa support through the AVS API. Here's a guide that walks you through everything you need to know to implement notifications on your Alexa-enabled product.

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October 05, 2017

Rachel Bennett

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Today we introduce the XMOS VocalFusion 4-Mic Dev Kits for Amazon AVS, the first reference solution for AVS with a linear mic array qualified for far-field voice capture and compatibility with the AVS Device SDK.

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October 04, 2017

Amit Jotwani

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Amazon is happy to announce that Alexa, the brain that powers Amazon Echo, is coming to India, along with three Alexa-enabled devices: Amazon Echo, Echo Plus, and Echo Dot.

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October 04, 2017

Amit Jotwani

Today, we announced that Alexa devices are coming to India. Starting today, you can use the Alexa Skills Kit to build skills for customers in India using the new English (India) language model.

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October 02, 2017

Akersh Srivastava

Last month, hundreds of developers and designers from around the world filled Pier 48 in San Francisco. They had gathered to compete at the TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon, a grueling 24-hour gauntlet fueled by equal parts passion and caffeine.

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October 01, 2017

David Isbitski

Alexa and Amazon Echo Coming to Japan Later this Year. 「Alexa」と「Amazon Echo」が年内に日本に登場

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September 28, 2017

Ted Karczewski

We're excited to announce that the Alexa Voice Service API now comes with support for the new Notifications functionality. The feature allows Alexa to proactively indicate that there is new content from core features, such as Shopping updates, and Alexa skills for the user to retrieve.

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September 27, 2017

David Isbitski

blog(1).pngToday, Amazon made a series of device and developer tools announcements that greatly expands the opportunities for Alexa skills developers to reach a wider customer base than ever before.

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September 27, 2017

Mike Maas

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Customers already use Alexa to control smart devices in their homes millions of times each day. Today, we have updated the Smart Home Skill API to make it easier for you to support Alexa, with a new discovery interface, asynchronous messages from your cloud, and proactive state updates.

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September 27, 2017

Mike Maas

Today we released updates to the Smart Home Skill API that make it easier for you to support customer smart home experiences with Alexa. migrating existing functionality to the updated API is straightforward, and you can ensure a seamless migration for existing customers.

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September 27, 2017

David Isbitski

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We’re excited to introduce Alexa Gadgets, a new category of connected products and developer tools that enhance voice interactions with compatible Echo devices. Alexa Gadgets are powered by the new Alexa Gadgets SDK and Gadgets Skill API, which enable you to build products and experiences

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September 27, 2017

Mike Maas

Smart Home camera developers can now show customers live feeds on all versions of Fire TV and second-generation Fire TV sticks in the US, UK, and Germany.

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September 27, 2017

David Low

We are delighted to announce that customers in the UK, Germany, and Austria can pre-order the Echo Show. With Echo Show, customers can watch video flash briefings, see music lyrics, smart home cameras, photos, weather forecasts, to-do and shopping lists, and more.

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September 27, 2017

Martha Kang

“The announcement of Amazon Echo in Germany offered us a wonderful opportunity to gain experience with Alexa and voice technology,” says Hannes Hegewald, product manager at Kitchen Stories.

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