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September 22, 2017

Justin Jeffress

When building voice experiences, variety is key. People may not mind scanning the same webpage times over, but no one wants to have the same conversation again and again. Build variety into your skill’s responses to offer a conversational experience and keep customers engaged over time.

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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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June 07, 2017

Jenn Jinhong

When done right, adding audio files to your skills can enhance the voice experience. Follow these tips to check and set your skill’s audio volume.

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