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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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July 17, 2018

Kristin Fritsche

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Mario Johansson entwickelt unter anderem Ambient Sound Skills für Alexa. In der Developer Story erzählt er, wie er zur Skillentwicklung gekommen ist, teilt seine Best Practices und gibt Ratschläge für neue Skill-Entwickler.

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July 16, 2018

Azi Farjad

We are excited to announce that Alexa now supports kid skills in Australia and New Zealand. Aussie and Kiwi developers can now use the Australia and New Zealand Alexa Skills Kit to create skills that educate, entertain, and engage kids.

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July 16, 2018

Jeff Blankenburg

I recently concluded a Twitch series called the Joy of Voice, during which I built a Star Wars database Alexa skill from start to finish. Here is a quick recap of each episode and what viewers learned.

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July 13, 2018

Metty Fisseha

The Show Mode update allows US customers to use their Fire Tablet as an Echo Show. The Show Mode Charging Dock props up the Fire Tablet while charging and defaults to Show Mode, allowing for even greater ease in hands-free use of voice-first skills on Alexa-enabled devices in the US.

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July 13, 2018

Paul Cutsinger

Gary Vaynerchuk, CEO of VaynerMedia, says, "Alexa and voice is the future of a frictionless world." Vaynerchuk believes the voice economywill fuel hundred-billion-dollar companies the size of Facebok and Instagram. 

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July 12, 2018

Memo Doring

It’s time to get your skills ready for Prime Day, one of the biggest shopping days of the year. Check out these blog posts, documentation, and other helpful material to start improving your skill.

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July 09, 2018

Robert McCauley

The Alexa evangelist team built a simulation tool called TestFlow to streamline skill debugging and testing. Use the tool to test your skill code without needing to package or deploy your project.

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July 06, 2018

Jeff Blankenburg

It’s easy to add variety to your responses. It keeps the conversation going between Alexa and your users, and it adds the attention-grabbing variety that every conversation needs to thrive.

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July 03, 2018

Memo Doring

Prime Day is one of the biggest shopping days of the year. That means you'll soon be able to reach and delight even more customers via voice. To get your skill ready for prime time, join us for a live Twitch stream on Thursday, July 12 at 10 a.m. PST.

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