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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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December 04, 2017

Jennifer King

Honeywell built two Alexa skills using the original Smart Home Skill API—one for its Total Connect Comfort app that is used to remotely control its thermostats, and one for the newer Lyric line of smart home devices. These skills gave users voice control over basic thermostat operations.

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November 02, 2017

Mike Maas

All customers in the US, UK, and Germany now have access to the new smart home experiences announced last month - including Routines, Alexa-enabled groups, and device viewing and control in the Alexa App.

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September 27, 2017

Mike Maas

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Customers already use Alexa to control smart devices in their homes millions of times each day. Today, we have updated the Smart Home Skill API to make it easier for you to support Alexa, with a new discovery interface, asynchronous messages from your cloud, and proactive state updates.

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September 27, 2017

Mike Maas

Today we released updates to the Smart Home Skill API that make it easier for you to support customer smart home experiences with Alexa. migrating existing functionality to the updated API is straightforward, and you can ensure a seamless migration for existing customers.

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September 27, 2017

Mike Maas

Smart Home camera developers can now show customers live feeds on all versions of Fire TV and second-generation Fire TV sticks in the US, UK, and Germany.

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September 11, 2017

Martha Kang

Logitech built a smart home skill for Alexa to work with its Harmony remotes. Customers say simple commands, such as “Alexa, turn on the TV,” or “Alexa, play a DVD,” and Alexa sends the request to the Harmony skill.

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July 21, 2017

Martha Kang

The opportunity lies not in the individual devices but in creating seamless experiences for homeowners, says Bethesda Systems President Jon Stovall.

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July 20, 2017

Andrea Muttoni

We are happy to announce that lock control and query capabilities are now also available to developers building skills for the UK.

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June 22, 2017

Jeff Blankenburg

Today, we are happy to announce that you can enable customers to view live video feeds from their smart home cameras on Echo Show with the Smart Home Skill API.

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May 23, 2017

Jeff Blankenburg

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We are excited to announce a new addition to the Smart Home Skill API, the ability to define appliance categories. By defining appliance categories, both you and your customers can easily identify the types of smart home devices with which they are interacting.

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May 23, 2017

Aaron Tang

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With the increased popularity of Alexa-compatible smart home devices, we’ve seen a surge in the number of smart home skill submissions. In this post, we’ll highlight key requirements, common issues we’re seeing, and helpful reference material for skills implemented using the Smart Home Skill API.

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May 01, 2017

David Dai

When building skills with the Smart Home Skill API, you may have found it challenging to test and validate your skill's Lambda responses. To help ease these pain points, we’ve built the Alexa Smart Home Skill API Validation Package, available now to all smart home-skill developers.

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April 07, 2017

Michael Palermo

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We are happy to announce tunable lighting control, a new feature in the Smart Home Skill API now available in the US with support for the UK and Germany coming soon. This is great news for those of you targeting color-changing lights or tunable white lights.

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