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August 06, 2018

Jennifer King

Gal Shenar, founder of Stoked Skills and creator of popular skills like Escape the Room and Wordplay, shares best practices for building highly engaging Alexa skills.

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August 03, 2018

Paul Cutsinger

I recently chatted with Oren Jacob, co-founder and CEO of Pullstring, and was delighted to learn that he shares my view on the importance of conversational design. Here are a few points from our chat that have stayed with me.

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August 03, 2018

Kristin Fritsche

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Florian Hollandt ist begeisterter Entwickler mit einem besonderen Interesse an Voice Games, also sprachgesteuerten Spielen. Da war es nur logisch, dass er selbst sich auch an die Entwicklung eines Voice Games wagt. So entstand die Idee für Mau-Mau, ein Game Skill für Alexa.

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August 01, 2018

Jeff Blankenburg

I often discover new tools and technologies that are available to developers to help them build skills more efficiently. Here’s a roundup of the tools that I’ve discovered and use on a regular basis to enhance my skill-building process.

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July 31, 2018

BJ Haberkorn

We are excited to announce that you can now request customer permission to access and use the contact information stored in their Alexa Customer Profiles.

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July 31, 2018

BJ Haberkorn

Accelerate your skill development using the ASK Toolkit for Visual Studio Code (beta).

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July 30, 2018

Brian Crum

We are excited to announce proactive discovery and endpoint management, an addition to the Alexa Discovery APIs that allows customers to seamlessly update and maintain their devices and scenes with less direct interaction.

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July 30, 2018

Paul Cutsinger

One of the most common questions we receive from developers is “How can I get my skill featured by Amazon?” Here are a few best practices to help your skill shine and increase the chances of it being featured by Amazon.

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July 27, 2018

Jeff Blankenburg

With every request a customer makes of your skill, you have an opportunity to make your skill even better. The key to all of this is to manage and keep track of those requests, and then use that data to make improvements to your skill.

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July 26, 2018

Jennifer King

Storyline CEO Vasili Shynkarenka shares some best practices for picking a solid skill invocation name. Learn why the best invocation names are searchable, simple, and explicit and how to create a memorable invocation name of your own.

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July 25, 2018

Amit Jotwani

Today, we’re excited to announce Alexa’s continued participation in AWS re:Invent 2018, the largest gathering of the global Amazon developer community. The first round of Alexa sessions are now live on the re:Invent session catalog.

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July 24, 2018

Nate Schulz

Echo Buttons Simulator

Now you can test your Alexa skills for Echo Buttons without owning an Echo, Echo Buttons, or any device using the Alexa simulator in the Alexa Developer Console.

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July 23, 2018

Mike Maas

Today we are excited to announce equalizer (EQ) and sound mode controls for smart home entertainment devices, available today for customers in the US across the Amazon Echo family of devices, and on select Alexa-enabled devices built using the Alexa Voice Service (AVS).

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July 18, 2018

Cami Williams

Here I’ll walk you through some tips for building an Alexa skill for Fire TV Cube, using core best practices for creating voice-first experiences for devices with screens.

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July 17, 2018

Jeff Blankenburg

Learn how to handle unexpected requests from customers, or instances when a customer says something that doesn’t map to any intents in your skill.

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