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September 26, 2018

Max Amordeluso

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Alexa offers a new sales channel for brands and merchants who want to sell their products and services through their Alexa skills. Today, we are excited to announce Amazon Pay for Alexa Skills is now generally available to the UK, Ireland, Germany, Austria and France based merchants and developers.

 

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September 26, 2018

Udai Mody

Through Alexa Labs, you can get a sneak peek into what we’re creating and gain beta access to new projects. Learn about one of the latest projects we're cooking up for the Alexa Skills Kit to help make the skill-building process faster and easier.

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September 26, 2018

Zeynab Raeesy

The science behind Alexa's newly announced whisper mode, which enables her to respond to customers' whispers by whispering back.

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September 25, 2018

Metty Fisseha

We are excited to announce the release of consumables. Consumables are in-skill product that customers can purchase, use, and then purchase again.

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September 24, 2018

Paul Cutsinger

There are many ways Alexa technologies help people find engaging skills. Check out this post for a deeper look at those technologies and how you can leverage them to make your skills more discoverable.

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September 20, 2018

Paul Cutsinger

Today we’re excited to announce a preview of a new design language and tools that make it easy to create visually rich Alexa skills for tens of millions of Alexa devices with screens.

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September 20, 2018

Rick Carragher

Today, we’re excited to announce new developer tools in preview that make device setup easier for customers and let you extend voice control to any device—from the simplest wall plug to the most complex appliance—and to any feature of your device.

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September 20, 2018

BJ Haberkorn

With the ASK Music Skill API, coming soon, you can enable your customers to access your entire music catalog via voice on tens of millions of Alexa-enabled devices from Amazon and other manufacturers.

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September 20, 2018

Mike Maas

Today we announced two important updates to the Smart Home Skill API, available today in preview to developers in the US, which let you extend voice control to any device—from the simplest wall plug to the most complex appliance—and to any feature of your device.

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September 20, 2018

Ben McInnis

Today, we are excited to announce the Alexa Connect Kit (Preview), or ACK. ACK is a new way for device makers to connect devices to Alexa without worrying about managing cloud services, writing an Alexa skill, or developing complex networking and security firmware.

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September 20, 2018

Kazushige Yoshida

Amazonは本日、音声ファースト・マルチモーダルなスキルの開発を支援する、新デザイン言語 Alexa Presentation Language (APL)と関連ツールの開発者プレビューを発表しました。音声ファースト・マルチモーダルとは、音声を主体としながらも、必要に応じて画面表示やタッチ操作など多様な方法でのユーザー対話を自在に組み合わせたインターフェースのことを意味します。音声ファースト・マルチモーダルなスキルは、幅広いユーザーやユースケースに対して、自然で使いやすく魅力的な体験を提供することができます。

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September 20, 2018

Kiyonori Kitasako

Echo Showにて、Amazonは最適な音声体験とビジュアルディスプレイを組み合わせた新しい製品カテゴリーを紹介してきました。また、Echo SpotやFire Tabletなど、より多くのAlexaを搭載したスクリーン付き製品も提供してきました。そして本日、10インチスクリーンとさらに強化されたビジュアル機能を持つ最新のEcho Showを発表しました。この発表とともに、各社デバイスメーカーのスクリーン付き製品にもAlexaを搭載できる新しいツールをリリースいたします。本ツールはデベロッパープレビューとして提供されます。

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September 18, 2018

BJ Haberkorn

Use the Alexa Skills Kit SDK for Python to simplify development of the backend cloud service for your Alexa skill.

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September 18, 2018

Caroline Pan

Alexa Gadgets Toolkit

We’re excited to announce the Alexa Gadgets Toolkit (Beta), allowing you to build your very own Alexa Gadgets — fun and delightful accessories that pair to compatible Echo devices via Bluetooth.

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September 17, 2018

Jamie Grossman

With the new Software Development Kit (SDK) for Node.js, there are new methods to be aware of for making HTTP calls to external APIs. This post compares the process when using version one versus version two of the SDK for Node.js.

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