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June 14, 2019

BJ Haberkorn

As part of this preview, developers can build premium kid skills for the US Alexa Skills Store using in-skill purchasing (ISP).

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June 12, 2019

Franklin Lobb

In this example skill, we look at one of the most popular methods you can use to call an external API through your Alexa skill using the “Requests” library in Python.

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June 11, 2019

Stef Sharp

We recently launched dynamic entities, which can help you personalize Alexa skill experiences by adapting your interaction model at run time without edits, builds, or re-certification. Here are some use cases where you can leverage dynamic entities.

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June 10, 2019

Justin Jeffress

In part 2 of my blog series about our new training course called Cake Walk, I share how you can leverage auto-delegation in the Alexa Skills Kit to collect necessary slots.

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June 06, 2019

Jennifer King

John Kelvie—co-founder and CEO of Bespoken—shares some best practices for testing Alexa skills to ensure you deliver a high-quality voice experience.

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June 04, 2019

Justin Jeffress

Great voice design is the foundation for an engaging Alexa skill. Dive deep into the design module of the new training course Cake Walk: Build an Engaging Alexa Skill.

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June 04, 2019

Olivia Sung

When developing your first Alexa skill, issues can arise in areas that you don't expect. Luckily, many of the issues that new skill developers face boil down to some simple misconfigurations that are relatively easy to resolve.

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May 30, 2019

Jennifer King

A solutions developer, Stuart Pocklington never imagined he would find a career in voice. Now with a skill that won the grand prize in the Alexa Skills Challenge: Multimodal, he's leaning into his passion for voice development and building a voice business.

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May 29, 2019

Franklin Lobb

With the announcement of the new Echo Show 5, we are expanding the range of multimodal devices that the Alexa Presentation Language (APL) supports to help you reach more customers with your voice-first visual skill experiences.

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May 29, 2019

Jennifer King

John Gillilan, Alexa Champion and founder of bondad.fm, shares some best practices for personalizing your Alexa skill experience by applying memory and variety. He also shares insights for localizing your Alexa skill.

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May 23, 2019

Justin Jeffress

In this skill recipe update, we look at two of the most popular methods you can use to call an external API through your Alexa skill using version 2 of the Node.js Software Development Kit.

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May 20, 2019

Cami Williams

We recently spoke with Tim McElreath, director of technology for mobile and emerging platforms at Discovery, to learn how Discovery is leveraging voice, explore his team’s process for building multimodal skills, and dive deep into their Food Network Alexa skill.

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May 17, 2019

Justin Jeffress

We’re excited to introduce our new self-paced skill-building course called Cake Walk: Build an Engaging Alexa Skill. This free course offers step-by-step guidance on how to build a high-quality Alexa skill from start to finish. Learn about the course and dive in.

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May 16, 2019

Alison Atwell

In much the same way the layout, color, and animations on a screen can impact usability, wording can signal subtle meaning to users. Learn how to write skill dialog that's focused, natural, and simple.

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