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July 16, 2018Dylan Miller
The Alerts interface of the Alexa Voice Service (AVS) has enabled device makers to build voice-based alerts such as timers, alarms, and reminders into connected products. Today we’re excited to announce Alerts interface version 1.3, which allows Alexa-enabled products to support several new features:
Device makers who want to upgrade their Alexa-enabled products to support new alerts features can follow these steps:
Note: If you are using the AVS Device SDK v1.8.1 or later, no further action is required.
For more details, please see the Alerts interface version 1.3 API documentation on the AVS Developer Portal.
Update your device software to support the Alerts 1.3 interface version and use the Capabilities API to provide the complete list of interfaces and interface versions that your product supports.
Please see the Capabilities API documentation for a more detailed discussion of the API and a complete set of use cases.
The AVS Device SDK v1.8.1 and later supports Alerts version 1.3, the Capabilities API, and interface versioning. Build your first prototype with Raspberry Pi or download the latest code to see the new features.
AVS is a customizable suite of development tools and resources that make it easy to integrate Alexa directly into your products and bring voice-forward experiences to customers. Through AVS, device makers can add a new natural interface to their products and offer customers access to a growing number of Alexa features, smart home integrations, and skills. Visit the AVS Developer Portal to get started.