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November 19, 2018

Kazushige Yoshida

前回APLパブリックベータ開始のお知らせをしましたが、今回は初めてのAPLということで、まずは簡単にお手持ちのスキルにAPLを使った画面表示を加える方法をご紹介してみたいと思います。APLによる画面デザインはゼロから作成することもできますが、今回はスキルビルダーで用意しているサンプルを利用します。

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November 19, 2018

Trevor Wood

Alexa researchers show that their new neural-network-based text-to-speech system can learn how to read news in the style of a TV newscaster from just a few hours of training data.

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November 16, 2018

Brian Crum

We’re excited to introduce the Wake-on-LAN Controller, which enables customers to use Alexa to power on smart devices that have gone into a low power mode and cannot be woken up via the cloud.

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November 15, 2018

BJ Haberkorn

You can apply for a preview that lets you build, edit, and publish a skill without leaving the Alexa Skills Kit (ASK) developer console.

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November 15, 2018

Amit Jotwani

Whether you’re attending AWS re:Invent in person or following re:Invent activities from home, here’s a short insider’s guide to help you get the most out of Alexa.

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November 14, 2018

Jedidiah Esposito

In the new Designing for Conversation course, we explain why scripting is a valuable step when designing any voice experience.

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November 13, 2018

Bertrand Vacherot

After more than three months of hard work from Alexa developers around the world, the Alexa Skill Challenge: Tech for Good has concluded. Last week, we held our final judging event to determine the grand prize winner of this challenge from the 10 finalists selected.

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November 13, 2018

BJ Haberkorn

Now Alexa can automatically re-prompt your users who provide unacceptable slot values in delegated dialogs.

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November 13, 2018

Justin Jeffress

In this technical post, I build upon the coffee shop skill and share how you can simplify dialog management with the new slot validations feature.

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November 13, 2018

Jennifer King

With over 60,000 active monthly users, Big Sky has earned Steven Arkonovich both income and publicity. But when in-skill purchasing became available, he saw the opportunity to build a sustainable revenue stream by selling  premium, personalized content to customers.

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November 09, 2018

Cami Williams

Learn how to use the Alexa Presentation Language (APL), Amazon’s new voice-first design language, to create rich, interactive displays for Alexa skills and tailor the experience for tens of millions of Alexa-enabled devices.

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November 08, 2018

BJ Haberkorn

Now you can now test multi-turn conversations) using the new dialog command (beta) in the ASK CLI and the updated simulation API (beta) in SMAPI.

 

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November 08, 2018

Justin Jeffress

In this technical post, I build upon the coffee shop skill that I introduced in the blog about how to dynamically elicit slots based on a previous answer using dialog management.

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November 07, 2018

Sanjay Ramaswamy

Introducing the Alexa Voice Service (AVS) Hosted Splash screen to create a better and more consistent Alexa registration experience for devices with Alexa built-in.

 

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November 07, 2018

Carlos Ordonez

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Amazon today announced that Alexa, the brain that powers the Echo family of devices, is coming to Mexico, along with Alexa-enabled devices: Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Plus, and Echo Spot.

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