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August 14, 2018

Kristin Fritsche

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Immer mehr Geräte, die wir täglich zuhause benutzen, können mittlerweile intelligent gesteuert werden. Der Alexa Skill von EWE hilft dabei das smarte Zuhause zu steuern.

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August 13, 2018

Jeff Blankenburg

Help is often overlooked in a skill. But when done well, it is an invaluable part of the customer experience. Learn why it's important for every skill to include contextual help to guide customers throughout the voice experience.

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August 08, 2018

Cami Williams

Here are some core principles that we have uncovered in conversational voice design along with some advanced design skill-building tips to create natural voice experiences.

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August 07, 2018

Kaiyin Hu

Regular skill testing can help you deliver consistently great and reliable voice experiences to customers.Check out this post to learn how to create unit tests to validate a skill’s output against predefined assertions.

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August 06, 2018

Jennifer King

Gal Shenar, founder of Stoked Skills and creator of popular skills like Escape the Room and Wordplay, shares best practices for building highly engaging Alexa skills.

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August 03, 2018

Paul Cutsinger

I recently chatted with Oren Jacob, co-founder and CEO of Pullstring, and was delighted to learn that he shares my view on the importance of conversational design. Here are a few points from our chat that have stayed with me.

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August 03, 2018

Kristin Fritsche

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Florian Hollandt ist begeisterter Entwickler mit einem besonderen Interesse an Voice Games, also sprachgesteuerten Spielen. Da war es nur logisch, dass er selbst sich auch an die Entwicklung eines Voice Games wagt. So entstand die Idee für Mau-Mau, ein Game Skill für Alexa.

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August 01, 2018

Jeff Blankenburg

I often discover new tools and technologies that are available to developers to help them build skills more efficiently. Here’s a roundup of the tools that I’ve discovered and use on a regular basis to enhance my skill-building process.

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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 30, 2018

Paul Cutsinger

One of the most common questions we receive from developers is “How can I get my skill featured by Amazon?” Here are a few best practices to help your skill shine and increase the chances of it being featured by Amazon.

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July 27, 2018

Jeff Blankenburg

With every request a customer makes of your skill, you have an opportunity to make your skill even better. The key to all of this is to manage and keep track of those requests, and then use that data to make improvements to your skill.

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July 26, 2018

Jennifer King

Storyline CEO Vasili Shynkarenka shares some best practices for picking a solid skill invocation name. Learn why the best invocation names are searchable, simple, and explicit and how to create a memorable invocation name of your own.

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July 25, 2018

Amit Jotwani

Today, we’re excited to announce Alexa’s continued participation in AWS re:Invent 2018, the largest gathering of the global Amazon developer community. The first round of Alexa sessions are now live on the re:Invent session catalog.

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