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September 27, 2017

David Isbitski

blog(1).pngToday, Amazon made a series of device and developer tools announcements that greatly expands the opportunities for Alexa skills developers to reach a wider customer base than ever before.

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September 27, 2017

Mike Maas

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Customers already use Alexa to control smart devices in their homes millions of times each day. Today, we have updated the Smart Home Skill API to make it easier for you to support Alexa, with a new discovery interface, asynchronous messages from your cloud, and proactive state updates.

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September 27, 2017

David Isbitski

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We’re excited to introduce Alexa Gadgets, a new category of connected products and developer tools that enhance voice interactions with compatible Echo devices. Alexa Gadgets are powered by the new Alexa Gadgets SDK and Gadgets Skill API, which enable you to build products and experiences

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September 27, 2017

Mike Maas

Smart Home camera developers can now show customers live feeds on all versions of Fire TV and second-generation Fire TV sticks in the US, UK, and Germany.

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September 27, 2017

David Low

We are delighted to announce that customers in the UK, Germany, and Austria can pre-order the Echo Show. With Echo Show, customers can watch video flash briefings, see music lyrics, smart home cameras, photos, weather forecasts, to-do and shopping lists, and more.

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September 25, 2017

Amit Jotwani

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Today, I’m excited to announce we’ve collaborated with Codecademy on a new, free, course series on how to build Alexa skills. Starting today, budding developers and advanced programmers can learn about Alexa skill-building through the online, interactive learning interface that Codecademy provides.

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September 14, 2017

Ted Karczewski

We recently updated the Developer Portal to better serve the AVS community’s growing and diverse needs by making new self-service content publicly available, simplifying product capability management, adding new Analytics tools, and refreshing our overall look and feel.

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September 12, 2017

Nadine Rothkamp

We collaborated with CareerFoundry to create a comprehensive course on designing compelling voice experiences. The course, Voice User Interface Design with Amazon Alexa, is now open for enrollment. 

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September 07, 2017

Paul Cutsinger

Today AWS announced that developers can now export their Amazon Lex chatbot schema into an Alexa-compatible format for use in an Alexa skill.  This enables developers to offer users even more ways to interact with Amazon Lex powered conversational chatbots.

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September 06, 2017

David Isbitski

In May, we announced new permissions features that allow you to read, add and delete items in Alexa’s Shopping and To-do lists from within your skill. This allows customers to use your skill to keep track of their important tasks and shopping needs.

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September 05, 2017

Paul Cutsinger

Today we are excited to announce that developers can now programmatically manage and test their skills with the Alexa Skill Management API (SMAPI) and the Alexa Skills Kit Command-line Interface (ASK CLI), new features in the Alexa Skills Kit.

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August 29, 2017

Gagan Luthra

We’re excited to announce two new developer tools that bring enhanced music experiences to wireless and connected speakers. Devices makers can leverage these toolkits to offer customers rich voice-forward music experiences.

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August 17, 2017

Satish Iyer

Introducing the AVS Device SDK, an easy-to-use SDK that provides C++-based libraries to add intelligent voice-control to connected products by including components to process audio inputs and triggers, establish persistent connections with AVS, and handle all Alexa-driven interactions.

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August 16, 2017

Ted Karczewski

Amazon Alexa is breaking out of the home. With the Alexa app on the HTC U11, you can bring the same voice control features you love at home on the road. By simply saying, “Alexa, turn on my air conditioning,” your home will be nice and cool by the time you get home from work this summer. 

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August 16, 2017

Ted Karczewski

The Eufy Genie, a new far-field Alexa-enabled smart home device from Anker, hopes to be the key for customers who want to add hands-free voice control and cloud-based intelligence to every room in their home, connecting their favorite devices and services.

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