We are excited to introduce the new Dev Tips skill for Alexa, your companion for the skill-building journey. This skill is designed to connect you with the news, tips, and resources you need to build your best skill—all via voice.[Read More]
Today, we’re excited to announce reserved seating is open for the Amazon Alexa session tracks and hackathons at AWS re:Invent 2017, the largest gathering of the global Amazon developer community.[Read More]
University students, it’s game time! Would you like to add voice to your favorite game? Do you have an idea for an all-new game? We invite you to put your creative energy to work and build a gaming skill for the Alexa gaming challenge.
The grand prize winner will receive $1,000 and an Amazon Echo. And the top two finalists will receive $300 each.[Read More]
Walter Quesada says he has been “obsessed with building for voice” ever since the Amazon Echo was first released.
“Ever since Amazon Echo came out, I’ve been learning about ways it can fit into different scenarios, both in my professional life and in my free time,” says Quesada.[Read More]
Many Alexa skill builders use AWS Lambda to build the backend for their custom Alexa skills. If you have wondered why Lambda is such as great match for custom skills, let me tell you four benefits of using AWS Lambda.[Read More]
Sam Machin is a self-taught developer who started tinkering with voice in the early days of the Alexa Voice Service (AVS), which enables developers to integrate Alexa directly into their connected products.[Read More]
What makes a skill engaging for customers, and what keeps customers coming back over time? Learn the qualities of top-performing skills that see the highest consistent customer engagement.[Read More]
Last month, hundreds of developers and designers from around the world filled Pier 48 in San Francisco. They had gathered to compete at the TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon, a grueling 24-hour gauntlet fueled by equal parts passion and caffeine.[Read More]