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August 29, 2018

Dylan Miller

Introducing the InteractionModel interface of the Alexa Voice Service, which enables device makers to support the Alexa Routines feature in their products with Alexa built-in.

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August 29, 2018

Kristin Fritsche

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We’re thrilled to announce the Alexa Skills Challenge: Games with BeMyApp for developers in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, and Austria. This is an opportunity for you to create entertaining, engaging, and educational game skills for Alexa and compete for cash prizes.

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August 28, 2018

Brian Crum

We’re excited to announce that contact and motion sensors can now be connected to Alexa, and that updates from sensors can now activate Alexa Routines, unlocking new customer scenarios in home automation, monitoring, and control.

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August 22, 2018

Azi Farjad

We’re excited to announce a new video training series from A Cloud Guru on Alexa skill development. The free training series walks new developers and non-developers through how to build Alexa skills from start to finish.

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August 22, 2018

Kevin Crews

Today we announce an expansion of the Amazon Alexa Fellowship from 4 universities in 2017 to 18 universities in 2018, fueling the future of conversational AI research, education, and entrepreneurship. 

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August 21, 2018

Metty Fisseha

We are excited to announce the worldwide release of Alexa Settings API, which you can use to build skills that reference a customer’s preferred time zone and units of measure for distance and temperature.

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August 16, 2018

Mike Maas

Today we are excited to announce live debugging for smart home devices (beta). With this new functionality, you can now view device change reports sent to Alexa and examine their content for errors and reliability.

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August 16, 2018

Brian Crum

Today, we are excited to announce the addition of the Cameras Recap API to the Smart Home Skill API so that your smart home camera skill can enable customers to view recorded smart home camera video feeds on Echo Show, Echo Spot, Fire TV, and Fire Tablets.

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August 09, 2018

Adam Foster

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Today, we are announcing the Alexa Auto SDK to help simplify the integration of Alexa into in-vehicle infotainment systems, so that our customers can take Alexa on the road.

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July 31, 2018

BJ Haberkorn

We are excited to announce that you can now request customer permission to access and use the contact information stored in their Alexa Customer Profiles.

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July 31, 2018

BJ Haberkorn

Accelerate your skill development using the ASK Toolkit for Visual Studio Code (beta).

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July 30, 2018

Brian Crum

We are excited to announce proactive discovery and endpoint management, an addition to the Alexa Discovery APIs that allows customers to seamlessly update and maintain their devices and scenes with less direct interaction.

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July 25, 2018

Brendon Wilson

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Echo Spatial Perception (ESP) has moved to the cloud, introducing several benefits to developers. With Cloud ESP, all existing and new Alexa-enabled devices get the ESP feature with no requirement for device-side software changes.

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July 24, 2018

Nate Schulz

Echo Buttons Simulator

Now you can test your Alexa skills for Echo Buttons without owning an Echo, Echo Buttons, or any device using the Alexa simulator in the Alexa Developer Console.

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