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November 08, 2017

Marion Desmazieres

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Happy National STEM day! Have you ever wanted to get into coding but did not know where and when to start? This is your time! Complete the Alexa fact skill tutorial for Hour of Code and start building for voice, the next big thing in computing.

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November 07, 2017

Toshimi Hatanaka

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Amazon is happy to announce that Alexa, the brain behind the Amazon Echo, is coming to Japan, along with several Alexa-enabled devices: Amazon Echo, Echo Plus, and Echo Dot. 

AmazonはAmazon Echoを支える頭脳であるAlexaが、Amazon Echo、Echo Plus、Echo Dot というAlexaの使えるデバイスとともに、日本に展開すると発表しました。

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November 07, 2017

Toshimi Hatanaka

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日本のAlexaのためのスキルを開発する皆様に向けた6回にわたるトレーニングシリーズです。Alexaスキルの基礎、仕組み、スキルの開発と認証まで、幅広い内容を解説します。第1回の今回は、AlexaとAlexa Skills Kitの概要を理解し、Alexaスキル作成の実習を通してスキル作成手法を習得します。

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November 06, 2017

Aaron Tang

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Alexa Skills Kit announced support for Kid Skills in August. To help ensure a smooth certification process, please follow the certification tips and best practices we’ve outlined in this blog. These recommendations are based on common issues we've see developers face when building kid skills.

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November 03, 2017

Marion Desmazieres

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We’re excited to introduce a new Alexa skill-building course for Ruby developers in collaboration with Makers Academy, a leading web developer bootcamp based in the UK. This course is offered for free online.

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November 02, 2017

Mike Maas

All customers in the US, UK, and Germany now have access to the new smart home experiences announced last month - including Routines, Alexa-enabled groups, and device viewing and control in the Alexa App.

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November 01, 2017

Andrea Muttoni

We are happy to announce that lock control and query capabilities, previously launched in the US and UK, are now also available to developers in Germany and Austria.

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October 31, 2017

Amit Jotwani

Last month, we announced that Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Plus and Alexa were coming to India. Today we’re excited to announce that the web-based simulator Echosim.io is now available for developers building skills using the English (IN) language model.

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October 31, 2017

Tom George

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Earlier this month, we announced that Amazon Echo and Alexa were coming to India. Customers and developers in India who purchased Amazon Echo devices through the invite-only program will now start receiving their devices from November, 2017.

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October 30, 2017

Jeff Blankenburg

We are excited to introduce the new Dev Tips skill for Alexa, your companion for the skill-building journey. This skill is designed to connect you with the news, tips, and resources you need to build your best skill—all via voice.

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October 26, 2017

Amit Jotwani

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Today, we’re excited to announce the addition of two advanced courses to the Alexa series on Codecademy. These build on the introductory courses we launched last month.

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October 25, 2017

Robyn Fisher

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The Alexa Skills Challenge: Kids is an opportunity for developers to publish a stellar Alexa skill for kids under the age of 13 for a chance to win their share of cash and prizes totaling $250,000.

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October 25, 2017

Martha Kang

Tellables has created three popular kid skills for Alexa. In fact, Tellables' Tricky Genie skill for Alexa has been so successful that the company earned money for building a top-performing skill.

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October 23, 2017

David Isbitski

Today, we are happy to announce that customers can now create and organize lists of their own choice to capture everyday ideas, plans, and tasks.

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