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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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July 03, 2018

Jeff Blankenburg

Learn about the possible pathways a customer can take to make (or decline) a purchase in an Alexa skill and some best practices to create a seamless in-skill purchasing experience.

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July 01, 2018

Tom George

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We are delighted to announce that, as of today, Alexa now supports kid skills in India. Developers can now create fun and educational experiences for kids under the age of 13 using the Alexa Skills Kit.

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June 29, 2018

Brian Crum

With a grand prize of $20,000, five bonus prizes of $5,000 each, a $5,000 prize for each of the 10 finalists, and an Echo Dot for each of the hundreds of eligible participants – thousands of developers registered for the Alexa Skills Challenge: Life Hacks with their eyes on the prize. 

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June 29, 2018

Toshimi Hatanaka

Alexa Skills Kit (ASK) Software Development Kit (SDK) for Python (beta) がリリースされました。Python SDK は Java 及びNode.js SDKと同じ機能をサポートし、AlexaからのリクエストやAlexaへのレスポンスを処理するために書かなければならないプログラムコードの量を大幅に減らすことができます。Pythonでプログラムを書ける方なら、このSDKを使うことで、Alexaや拡張性の高いPythonのライブラリやツールを活用した音声体験を素早く開発し公開することができます。

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June 28, 2018

Franklin Lobb

Follow these three steps to add the new FallbackIntent to ensure your skill can respond gracefully to unexpected utterances.

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June 27, 2018

Jennifer King

Volley founders Max Child and James Wilsterman never expected to have the top-rated games in the Alexa Skills Store. But they knew that monetization was the next step to growing their business. And that meant creating premium experiences to sell to customers.

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June 26, 2018

Memo Doring

Join the Twitch Developers channel this Wednesday at 1:30 pm PT to watch the Alexa team and our friends from AWS and Twitch build a voice-enabled Twitch extension live on stream.

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June 25, 2018

BJ Haberkorn

New interaction path analysis in the ASK developer console shows skill usage patterns in a visual format.

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June 25, 2018

Amit Jotwani

We recently released version two of the ASK SDK for Node.js. This deep dive will teach you how to capture user input using slots and cater responses accordingly.

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June 22, 2018

Jenn Jinhong

Here we show you how a great welcome experience can engage customers from the beginning and how providing helpful prompts reduces friction as they use your skill.

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June 21, 2018

Motoko Onitsuka

Starting in July the Alexa Developer Rewards program will pay developers who publish highly engaging skills in Japan as well as in the US, UK, and Germany.

 

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June 21, 2018

Motoko Onitsuka

開発者リワードプログラム

エンゲージメントの高いスキルの開発者に対するAlexa 開発者リワードプログラムが、7月から日本でも始まります。毎月、その月でもっともユーザーエンゲージメントの高かったものの中から、リワードが支払われるスキルが選ばれます。

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June 20, 2018

Motoko Onitsuka

Echo Spot

Amazon Echo Spot が日本で販売開始になりました。Echo Spotは、Alexaでできるすべての機能に加え、円形のスクリーンがついたことにより、さまざまな情報やコンテンツを「見せる」ことが可能です。スキル開発者は、対話型のタッチディスプレイを利用して、これまで以上に魅力的な音声体験を作ることができます。

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June 20, 2018

Toshimi Hatanaka

日本のお客様へのEcho Spot の発売開始がアナウンスされました。 Echo Spot は音声のパワーにビジュアルディスプレイをコンパクトなデザインの中に組み合わせることで、より魅力的な音声体験をお客様にお届けすることができます。このブログ記事では、Echo Spot向けに魅力的な音声ファーストのスキルを構築する方法を解説します。

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