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January 17, 2019

Adam Vavrek

CES 2019 Recap: Amazon Alexa

CES is officially a wrap for 2019. More than 100 Alexa products were announced at the four-day event, where new voice experiences spanned a variety of categories, including smart home devices, TVs, tablets, and even cars with Alexa built-in.

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January 15, 2019

Anish Acharya

By compressing the huge lookup tables that list "embeddings", or vector representations of individual words, a new system can shrink neural-network models by up to 90%, with minimal effect on accuracy.

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January 14, 2019

Andrea Muttoni

Many people have asked us where to start with designing an Alexa skill, and we think we’ve found a great method that anyone can use to design a voice experience, from ideation to validation.

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January 11, 2019

Jon Mongan

Get a deep dive on our new multimodal sample skill called Space Explorer. We’ll walk you through how we built the interaction model using the Alexa Presentation Language.

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January 09, 2019

Jaime Radwan

As Alexa expands to more countries and languages, you have more opportunities to make your skills available to a growing audience around the world. If you're ready to take your skill global, you'll first want to consider the best way to localize, or internationalize, the experience.

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January 07, 2019

Adam Vavrek

The Consumer Electronics Show starts tomorrow, January 8, in Las Vegas. More than 180,000 people from over 155 countries will be in attendance showcasing the latest in consumer technologies.

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January 07, 2019

German Viscuso

La mayoría de las skills de Alexa enviadas para certificación se topan con una serie de problemas comunes donde las frases de ejemplo incorrectas son la razón más frecuente. Para ayudarte a evitar este problema hacemos un repaso de los requisitos y mejores prácticas para crear las frases de ejemplo.

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January 04, 2019

Metty Fisseha

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If you have published a monetized skill, ensure you optimize your upsell strategy to help drive more customers to your premium content.

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January 04, 2019

Cami Williams

If you have already built multimodal Alexa skills using the Display Directive interface, you can still use the Alexa Presentation Language (APL) to create similar displays of those templates. Here's a quick overview of how you can migrate your display templates over to APL.

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January 03, 2019

Paul Cutsinger

AWS Training and Certification is now offering a new AWS Certified Alexa Skill Builder – Specialty beta exam and four self-paced, digital training courses to help you enhance your voice design skills.

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January 03, 2019

Jon Mongan

Get a deep dive on our new sample skill called Space Explorer. We’ll walk you through the skill experience and share best practices for building voice-first visual experiences with the Alexa Presentation Language.

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January 02, 2019

Jaime Radwan

To create an inclusive voice experience, your skill should be designed in a way so that it is available and delightful for every customer who wants to use it.

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December 26, 2018

Adam Vavrek

CES 2019 Amazon Alexa

In less than two weeks, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) will kick-off in Las Vegas! Amazon Alexa will have a presence at several locations where we will showcase a wide range of technologies that showcase how Alexa makes life easier when you’re at home, at work, and on-the-go.

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December 22, 2018

Karen Yue

Echo Buttons Game Skills Contest

In September, we announced the Echo Buttons Game Skills Contest, an Alexa Gaming challenge for developers in the US with Hackster.io. Today, we are excited to announce the winners.

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December 21, 2018

Paul Cutsinger

Follow these seven criteria in order for your monetized skills to be considered for Amazon promotional opportunities.

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