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November 30, 2017

Paul Cutsinger

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Today, Amazon announced Alexa for Business from Amazon Web Services. Alexa for Business is a service that makes it easy for organizations to use Alexa in the workplace. This opens up new opportunities for Ask skills developers to build skills that help organizations and employees use Alexa to get more done in less time.

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November 30, 2017

Jeff Blankenburg

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Today we are excited to announce that developers will soon be able to use the Alexa Skills Kit to build personalized responses when Alexa recognizes a customer’s voice.

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November 29, 2017

Paul Cutsinger

You now have more ways to earn money with your Alexa skills through in-skill purchasing and Amazon Pay. These features are currently available in developer preview, and will be available broadly in 2018.

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November 29, 2017

David Isbitski

Today, we’re excited to announce Amazon Alexa and Alexa-enabled devices are coming to Australia and New Zealand in early 2018.

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November 29, 2017

David Isbitski

Today, we announced that Amazon Alexa and Amazon EchoAlexa-enabled devices are coming to Australia and New Zealand in early next year2018. Starting today, you can use the Alexa Skills Kit to build skills for customers in these countries using the new English (Australia) language model.

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November 29, 2017

Gagan Luthra

Introducing Alexa Voice Service Solution Providers – Systems Integrators and Original Design Manufacturers that enable device makers to leverage complete designs that are pre-integrated with the technologies needed for a hands-free Alexa experience.

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November 29, 2017

Scott Van Vliet

At AWS re:Invent in Las Vegas today, we showcased the rapid evolution of games for Alexa. From games with gadgets to video games, Alexa is bringing new ways to play.

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November 29, 2017

Paul Bernard

Today we are excited to announce up to an additional $100 million in venture capital for the Alexa Fund targeted at international investment opportunities.

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November 28, 2017

Jeff Blankenburg

Alexa Skills Kit developers can apply to participate in a developer preview of notifications, allowing them to alert customers about new information that’s important to them.

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November 28, 2017

Ashwin Ram

We are excited to announce the winners of the 2017 Alexa Prize. Registration for 2018 competition begins December 4.

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November 28, 2017

Toshimi Hatanaka

日本のAlexaのためのスキルを開発する皆様に向けた6回にわたるトレーニングシリーズです。第4回の今回は、Alexaスキルにおけるデータの保存についてご紹介します。また、参考としてデバイスアドレス機能についてもご紹介します。

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November 21, 2017

Glenn Cameron

Alexa and Arduino Contest

We are excited to announce a new competition that invites makers to create the smart home gadgets of the future. We’ve teamed up with Arduino, the world’s leading open-source hardware and software ecosystem, and Hackster.io to bring you the Alexa and Arduino Smart Home Challenge.

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November 16, 2017

Toshimi Hatanaka

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日本のAlexaのためのスキルを開発する皆様に向けた6回にわたるトレーニングシリーズです。第3回の今回は、Alexaスキルにおける音声ユーザーインターフェースの設計について解説します。

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November 16, 2017

Satish Iyer

We are excited to announce Code-Based Linking, a new authorization method that allows customers to easily link their Amazon account with an Alexa-enabled product.

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November 15, 2017

Jeff Blankenburg

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

If you are new to skill development, check out this detailed walkthrough to get started.

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