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October 13, 2017

Max Amordeluso

Many Alexa skill builders use AWS Lambda to build the backend for their custom Alexa skills. If you have wondered why Lambda is such as great match for custom skills, let me tell you four benefits of using AWS Lambda. 

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October 06, 2017

Paul Cutsinger

What makes a skill engaging for customers, and what keeps customers coming back over time? Learn the qualities of top-performing skills that see the highest consistent customer engagement.  

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September 26, 2017

Justin Jeffress

When customers first invoke your skill, aim to provide just the right amount of information so customers know how to move forward. This is important to get right when building for voice.

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September 26, 2017

Justin Jeffress

When building your voice experience, think about continued engagement with your customers. Make sure your skill will delight users on their tenth visit just as much as it did on their first. 

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September 22, 2017

Justin Jeffress

When building your skill, think about how your interactions with your customers will change over time based on skill usage. Focus on making the interaction personal.

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September 15, 2017

Jeff Blankenburg

Use the console.log() statement to gain insights into how users are interacting with your skill.

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September 13, 2017

Justin Jeffress

The arrival of the Echo Show has opened up a new world of possibilities for voice-first interactions. Learn how to create skills that serve up a tailored experience on each device.

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September 05, 2017

Paul Cutsinger

Today we announced 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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September 01, 2017

Jeff Blankenburg

One of the most common questions I get from new Alexa developers is: "I'm getting an error that says, 'The remote endpoint could not be called, or the response it returned was invalid.' How do I fix it?" The good new is you already have all the tools you need.

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August 15, 2017

Paul Cutsinger

With the release of the Echo Show, you can complement your voice user experiences with visuals. In this post, we’ll cover scenarios where you want to offer a list of options on Echo Show using one of the list templates.

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July 25, 2017

Scott Dart

One of the top drivers of negative feedback on skills is account linking. This is not surprising since it is one of the more complex features to implement. We have attempted to distill the feedback into a set of best practices.

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July 18, 2017

Paul Cutsinger

When designing your skill to work on Echo Show, choose one of the available templates based on the interaction pattern you plan to use. Each template maps to a pattern or scenario for an optimal customer experience.

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July 12, 2017

Phillip Hunter

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We designed Echo Show so that the screen augments and enhances what skills offer to customers. You can complement your skill interactions with imagery, blocks of text, video, list navigation and selection, touch input, and more.

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June 30, 2017

David Isbitski

A visual user interface can be a great complement to a voice-first user experience. In this blog post, we’ll walk you through how to build an Alexa skill using the core developer capabilities of Echo Show.

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June 16, 2017

Amit Jotwani

For my dad's birthday, Alexa played him 30 warm messages from loved ones around the world. He called it "the best birthday gift I ever got."

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