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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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September 14, 2018

Kyle O'Donnell

Intent History is a powerful tool that introduces a new dimension of insight into how customers are engaging with your Alexa skill. Check out these five tips for using the UTTERANCE, CONFIDENCE, and RESOLVED INTENT fields to improve your skill’s interaction model.

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September 13, 2018

Jennifer King

With over 30 published skills and 200,000 active monthly users, there’s no doubt Gal Shenar has cracked the code for building highly engaging Alexa skills. When Amazon introduced in-skill purchasing, Shenar saw even greater opportunity to monetize his skills.

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September 12, 2018

Glenn Cameron

Today, we are excited to introduce 12 new developers to the Alexa Champions program, which is a recognition program that honors the most engaged developers and contributors to the Alexa community.

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September 12, 2018

Motoko Onitsuka

Alexa開発者コミュニティーへの貢献が大きい開発者を称えるためのプログラム、Alexa チャンピオンとして今回、新たに世界で12人が発表され、日本からも初めて2人のチャンピオンが誕生しました。これまでの活動や、今後について、チャンピオンのうちの1人、伊東知治さんに伺いました。

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September 12, 2018

Motoko Onitsuka

Alexa開発者コミュニティーへの貢献が大きい開発者を称えるためのプログラム、Alexa チャンピオンとして今回、新たに世界で12人が発表され、日本からも初めて2人のチャンピオンが誕生しました。これまでの活動や、今後について、チャンピオンのうちの1人、岡本秀高さんに伺いました。

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September 12, 2018

Mohit Mittal

We are excited to announce optional account linking, which allows customers to enable and use your Alexa skill without first linking their accounts.

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September 06, 2018

Jennifer King

Storyline makes skill building accessible to everyone, no matter their technical background or voice design experience. Here we share the three best types of skills you can build with Storyline and some examples.

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September 05, 2018

Toshimi Hatanaka

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このたびAlexaで2種類の日本語音声を含む、Alexaがサポートするすべての国・地域で合計27種類ものAmazon Pollyの音声が使えるようになりました。Amazon Pollyを使うと、スキルのエクスペリエンスが向上し、ユーザーのエンゲージメントもさらに上がることが期待されます。

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September 05, 2018

Kaiyin Hu

When you add in-skill purchasing (ISP) to your skill, it’s important to test your products to reduce friction in the certification process. To help you prepare your ISP for testing and certification, check out these 10 test cases.

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September 04, 2018

Jedidiah Esposito

With voice, it doesn't matter whether you've built mobile apps or have never written a line of code. Anyone can start building for voice today. To help you get started, here's an overview of the skill-building process and the five steps you can follow to design, build, and publish an Alexa skill.

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September 04, 2018

Noemie Cornu

We’re thrilled to announce the Alexa Skills Challenge with BeMyApp for developers in France. This is an opportunity for you to create entertaining, engaging, and educational skills for Alexa.

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September 04, 2018

Young-Bum Kim

Classifying "domains", or topics of conversation, is so central to natural-language understanding that some systems have modules that just look for out-of-domain utterances. Amazon researchers show that training out-of-domain classifiers together with domain recognizers improves their performance.

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August 31, 2018

Viktor Rozgic

At Interspeech 2018, Amazon scientists report a new system that learns to distinguish sounds produced by media players, such as TVs and radios, from sounds of ordinary household activity, to reduce false positives from Alexa's speech recognizers still further.

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August 30, 2018

BJ Haberkorn

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You can use new Quick Start Templates in the ASK Developer Console to accelerate skill development for popular skill samples.

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