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May 22, 2018

Amit Jotwani

Here we dive deeper into session attributes so you can use them more effectively to improve the voice experience for your customers.

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May 11, 2018

Amit Jotwani

The latest version of the Alexa Skills Kit Software Development Kit (SDK) for Node.js includes many improvements to request handling, response building, and attribute management. In this post, we will dive deeper into a brand new feature of the SDK: the request and response interceptors.

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April 18, 2018

Amit Jotwani

When a customer enables your Alexa skill, your skill can use the Device Address API to request permission from the customer to use address data associated with their Alexa device. In this skill recipe, we'll walk through how you can use address data to enhance the voice experience.

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April 04, 2018

Amit Jotwani

Making HTTP requests is a core functionality for modern languages. In this skill recipe, we look at two of the most popular methods you can use to call an external API through your Alexa skill using Node.js.

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March 30, 2018

Amit Jotwani

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Today, we’re excited to announce a new advanced training series on using conversational voice design techniques to make your skills more engaging.

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March 28, 2018

Amit Jotwani

Learn how to implement repeat functionality for your skill by including AMAZON.RepeatIntent in your interaction model and Session Attributes in your code to remember the last speech response that was relayed back to the customer.

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March 21, 2018

Amit Jotwani

Alexa devices with screens like Echo Show and Echo Spot have opened up a new world of possibilities for what you can do with voice on devices with display. Discover how visual user interface can be a great complement to a voice-first user experience.

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March 12, 2018

Amit Jotwani

Make the interactions of your skill feel more conversational and memorable by adding variety to your responses. Check out our favorite code snippets you can use to surprise and delight your customers with voice.

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February 14, 2018

Amit Jotwani

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Phrase slots are designed to improve speech recognition accuracy for skills where you cannot include a majority of possible values in the slot while creating the interaction model.

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October 31, 2017

Amit Jotwani

Last month, we announced that Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Plus and Alexa were coming to India. Today we’re excited to announce that the web-based simulator Echosim.io is now available for developers building skills using the English (IN) language model.

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October 26, 2017

Amit Jotwani

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Today, we’re excited to announce the addition of two advanced courses to the Alexa series on Codecademy. These build on the introductory courses we launched last month.

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October 04, 2017

Amit Jotwani

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Amazon is happy to announce that Alexa, the brain that powers Amazon Echo, is coming to India, along with three Alexa-enabled devices: Amazon Echo, Echo Plus, and Echo Dot.

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October 04, 2017

Amit Jotwani

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

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September 25, 2017

Amit Jotwani

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Today, I’m excited to announce we’ve collaborated with Codecademy on a new, free, course series on how to build Alexa skills. Starting today, budding developers and advanced programmers can learn about Alexa skill-building through the online, interactive learning interface that Codecademy provides.

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June 16, 2017

Amit Jotwani

For my dad's birthday, Alexa played him 30 warm messages from loved ones around the world. He called it "the best birthday gift I ever got."

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