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March 13, 2019

Franklin Lobb

Get an overview of our new premium facts sample skill for step-by-step guidance on how to build a monetized fact skill from scratch. This sample skill offers code samples in both Node.js and Python.

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March 12, 2019

Cami Williams

Developers are exploring how voice can enhance their games. As this facet of the gaming industry is beginning to take off, it is worthwhile to understand why. In this blog post, I will explore how I see voice as part of the future of gaming, and what you can do to jump on board.

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March 12, 2019

Alvaro Sahun Pacheco

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We’re excited to announce that we have expanded the Alexa Developer Rewards program to France, Italy, and Spain.

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March 11, 2019

Ming Sun

Imbalances in the data used to train machine learning systems can cause biases; a new method for correcting imbalances increases the accuracy of a sound detection system by 22% over systems that used the previous method.

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March 08, 2019

Drew Meyer

We share details about six new things that we released for skill developers in February, including the ability to publish Skill Blueprints, new APIs, and several dialog management features to help you build higher-quality skills more easily.

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March 07, 2019

Kazushige Yoshida

今回は APL のスクロール系のコンポーネントと、タッチ操作、スクロール制御などのコマンドを紹介します。

APL ScrollView

ScrollView を使うと、例えば長いテキストをもつコンテンツなどに対して、垂直方向へのスクロールが可能になります。 Container を使って、複数のコンポーネントで構成された内容をスクロールさせることもできます。

APLサンプルの「右側画像と詳細のサンプル」の左部分が ScrollView になっています。 縦スワイプ操作でスクロールができます。

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March 07, 2019

Claudia Garber

While Alexa skills with memorable invocation names are particularly salient in a customer’s mind, developers also need to be aware of performance and accessibility. Consider these edge cases when crafting your skill's invocation name.

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March 06, 2019

Jennifer King

Learn how Nidhi Agarwal uses in-skill purchasing (ISP) in her voice game skill Would You Rather for Family to enrich her skill experience by selling premium content to customers. With ISP, she can deliver richer gaming experiences and build a business around her voice games.

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March 05, 2019

Behnam Hedayatnia

As the Alexa Prize Socialbot Challenge 3 gears up, applied scientist Behnam Hedayatnia reviews a few of the innovations from the university teams who participated in the previous challenge.

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March 04, 2019

Jeeta Das

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We are excited to announce that starting today developers residing in India can start earning money through the Alexa Developer Rewards Program for highly engaging skills published to the India Alexa Skills Store.

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March 04, 2019

Dilek Hakkani-Tur

Today we opened the application period for the Alexa Prize Socialbot Grand Challenge 3. As we head into our third year of the competition, we are excited to see what new innovations teams will implement to address this exciting AI challenge.  

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March 04, 2019

Max Amordeluso

I recently had a chance to speak with Gal Shenar, founder of voice games studio Stoked Skills, about best practices for building voice-first games. This post is a recap of the second part of our conversation about his experience monetizing Alexa skills. 

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March 01, 2019

Amit Jotwani

In this new code deep dive series, we provide an end-to-end walkthrough of how to implement in-skill purchasing (ISP) in your Alexa skill.
 

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March 01, 2019

Justin Jeffress

Learn about intent chaining, a new dialog management feature in the Alexa Skills Kit that you can use to improve conversational interactions with your customers.

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February 27, 2019

Anu Venkatesh

Tools include a contextual topic model, a sensitive-content detector, a conversation evaluator, and an integrated development environment. 

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