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February 22, 2018

Kristin Fritsche

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Wer ständig unter Strom steht, tut seinem Körper keinen Gefallen – der Alexa Skill TK Smart Relax der Techniker Krankenkasse (TK) hilft mit smarten Meditationsübungen zu entspannen. In der Developer Story teilt die TK ihre Best Practices bei der Skill-Entwicklung. 

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February 15, 2018

Jennifer King

With a degree in computer science and mathematics, Kesha Williams is no stranger to coding. But even after 23 years of working in IT, the software engineer discovered a new passion and one she wants to inspire other women to pursue—voice.

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February 12, 2018

Jennifer King

From the moment she discovered Alexa in her employer’s innovations lab, Jess Williams says she knew voice design would be her future.

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January 24, 2018

Kristin Fritsche

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Die Deutsche Tele Medien GmbH entwickelte mit das „Das Örtliche“ und „Gelbe Seiten Kino“ zwei der ersten deutschsprachigen Alexa Skills. Nun wurden beide Skills für die grafische Nutzeroberfläche des Echo Show und Echo Spot optimiert.

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January 22, 2018

Jennifer King

Teen developer Austin Wilson from Rocky River, Ohio, likes to dive deep and learn how things work. While searching the web last year for information on Raspberry Pi, he was inspired to build a voice-powered car using the Alexa Skills Kit.

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January 10, 2018

Jennifer King

It took just a weekend for Jon Myers and his team to build a prototype skill using Earplay’s library of stories. Since then, the team has refined its voice user interface, turning Alexa into a truly interactive storyteller.

 

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January 08, 2018

Jennifer King

When Amazon added the flash briefing skill API to the Alexa Skills Kit (ASK), CNN created a flash briefing skill of its own to deliver CNN’s top new stories of the day.

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January 02, 2018

Jennifer King

After receiving an Amazon Echo as a gift, Akilah Bolden-Monifa, who’d never before learned or tried to code, decided she would learn to build for voice.

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December 28, 2017

Bertrand Vacherot

Inspired to leverage voice technology to drive student engagement, OU embarked on a pilot project to develop Alexa skills with Echo devices. OU’s first skills were a proof of concept to help the university understand how to provide meaningful information with voice.

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December 21, 2017

Jennifer King

Sam Machin says the best technology is something you don't know you're using. And that perfectly describes voice, says the UK-based developer. Machin wants to put Alexa everywhere.

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December 19, 2017

Jennifer King

Tushar Chugh calls voice “the most powerful medium which can change the world.” For the visually impaired, he says the technology becomes even more powerful. Learn more about Chugh and the Alexa Pioneers who are pushing the boundaries of what's possible with voice. 

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December 18, 2017

Ted Karczewski

Earlier this year, GE announced its new Alexa-enabled lamp, the Sol, with built-in Alexa Voice Service. Recently, we spoke with Tom Stimac, GE Lighting's chief technical manager, to learn how voice and Alexa have impacted GE's product roadmap.

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December 14, 2017

Kristin Fritsche

For customers of Wetter.com in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, checking the weather forecast is as simple as asking Alexa. Wetter.com, Germany’s leading website for weather, developed an Alexa skill that makes it fast and easy for customers to get their daily and weekly forecasts.

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December 13, 2017

Kristin Fritsche

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Kunden von Wetter.com in Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz können jetzt Alexa fragen, um die Wetterprognose zu erhalten.

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December 11, 2017

Jennifer King

Since 2013, August Home’s mission has been to build smart devices that help customers live safely and securely in their homes. To reach that goal, the company has created a variety of innovative door locks, doorbell cameras, keypads, and bridges.

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