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September 05, 2017

Paul Cutsinger

Today we announced that developers can now programmatically manage and test their skills with the Alexa Skill Management API (SMAPI) and the Alexa Skills Kit Command-line Interface (ASK CLI), new features in the Alexa Skills Kit. 

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September 05, 2017

Paul Cutsinger

Today we are excited to announce that developers can now programmatically manage and test their skills with the Alexa Skill Management API (SMAPI) and the Alexa Skills Kit Command-line Interface (ASK CLI), new features in the Alexa Skills Kit.

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September 01, 2017

Jeff Blankenburg

One of the most common questions I get from new Alexa developers is: "I'm getting an error that says, 'The remote endpoint could not be called, or the response it returned was invalid.' How do I fix it?" The good new is you already have all the tools you need.

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August 31, 2017

Jeff Blankenburg

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We’re excited to announce that, starting today, Alexa supports kid skills in the US. You can now publish fun and educational skills for kids under the age of 13.

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August 31, 2017

Martha Kang

Nickelodeon's skill places kids behind the counter at the Krusty Krab diner to take orders they then have to remember. The SpongeBob Challenge skill features 70 characters from the show including Patrick, Plankton, and Mr. Krabs.

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August 31, 2017

Martha Kang

To delight and educate kids, Sesame Workshop launched an Alexa skill that features Elmo, one of Sesame Street’s most famous characters. Now, with a parent’s consent, kids can say, “Alexa, Ask Sesame Street to call Elmo” and start engaging with the Muppet character via voice.

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August 29, 2017

Ashwin Ram

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We’ve hit another milestone in the Alexa Prize, a $2.5 million university competition to advance conversational AI.

 

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August 29, 2017

Gagan Luthra

We’re excited to announce two new developer tools that bring enhanced music experiences to wireless and connected speakers. Devices makers can leverage these toolkits to offer customers rich voice-forward music experiences.

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August 23, 2017

Aaron Tang

Since we introduced Echo Show, developers have been optimizing their Alexa skills to create experiences that deliver new ways for customers to interact across voice and graphical user interfaces. Follow our tips to avoid common certification issues on Alexa skills intended for Echo Show.

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August 17, 2017

Satish Iyer

Introducing the AVS Device SDK, an easy-to-use SDK that provides C++-based libraries to add intelligent voice-control to connected products by including components to process audio inputs and triggers, establish persistent connections with AVS, and handle all Alexa-driven interactions.

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August 16, 2017

Paul Cutsinger

Developers can earn money for the most engaging Alexa skills across more skill categories. Each month, developers of eligible skills with the highest customer engagement in the US, UK, and Germany are paid by Amazon. 

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August 16, 2017

Ted Karczewski

Amazon Alexa is breaking out of the home. With the Alexa app on the HTC U11, you can bring the same voice control features you love at home on the road. By simply saying, “Alexa, turn on my air conditioning,” your home will be nice and cool by the time you get home from work this summer. 

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August 16, 2017

Ted Karczewski

The Eufy Genie, a new far-field Alexa-enabled smart home device from Anker, hopes to be the key for customers who want to add hands-free voice control and cloud-based intelligence to every room in their home, connecting their favorite devices and services.

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August 15, 2017

Paul Cutsinger

With the release of the Echo Show, you can complement your voice user experiences with visuals. In this post, we’ll cover scenarios where you want to offer a list of options on Echo Show using one of the list templates.

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August 14, 2017

Martha Kang

Nestlés' GoodNes skill is accompanied by a unique GoodNes visual guide, which connects to consumers’ web browser on their computer or tablet to offer what Nestlé calls a “visual voice browsing” experience.

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