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October 19, 2018

Aaron Tang

Every developer who submits a skill for certification has the opportunity to share feedback via a survey we send with their certification results. Based on the results of this survey, we’ve identified a few common certification pain points that are relatively easy to avoid.

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October 18, 2018

Jeff Blankenburg

With a variety of in-skill products to offer, it’s important to think about which one can help you best enhance your skill through premium content.

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October 17, 2018

Jedidiah Esposito

Before you dive into creating conversational skills, you'll need to spend some time understanding conversation and the elements of communication.

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October 10, 2018

Sebastien Stormacq

This tutorial will show you how you can add support for the French (Canada) model for your existing skills. It will also show you how you can use ASK to enable Alexa to respond based on locales.

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October 10, 2018

Andrea Muttoni

The more customers you reach, the more likely they are to discover and engage with your skill. Therefore, we always suggest developers localize and publish skills in as many languages as possible. Follow these steps to localize your Alexa skill.

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October 09, 2018

Justin Jeffress

Enhancements to the Alexa Skills Kit provide more accurate ways to capture slots than relying on AMAZON.LITERAL.

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October 05, 2018

Jeff Blankenburg

Discover three ways you can add in-skill purchasing to your Alexa skills using the Alexa Skills Kit Command-Line Interface, and two great skill-building tools from Storyline and Voice Apps.

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October 04, 2018

Jedidiah Esposito

We're so excited for the possibility of voice, that we've launched a new and free self-paced course called Designing for Conversation to help you get started building natural interactions.

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October 03, 2018

Sohan Maheshwar

We recently shared a post about how to get started with the new quick-start templates. In addition to helping you build a fact, quiz game, or high-low game skill quickly, you can use the templates to test and hone your voice user interface (VUI).

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October 02, 2018

Sohan Maheshwar

If you're new to skill building, quick-start templates are a great way to learn how a skill works as you build your first voice experience.

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September 28, 2018

Jeff Blankenburg

When adding consumables to my Alexa skill, I learned a few lessons about persistence, user experience, and certification that could be useful to any skill builder looking to do the same. These learnings should definitely save you some time when you build your first skill with consumables.

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September 24, 2018

Paul Cutsinger

There are many ways Alexa technologies help people find engaging skills. Check out this post for a deeper look at those technologies and how you can leverage them to make your skills more discoverable.

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September 20, 2018

David Frerichs

Learn how to get up and running with Alexa Multi-Room Music by understanding the right integration path for your use case. This blog explores two options for building whole-home audio experiences with Alexa.

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September 17, 2018

Jamie Grossman

With the new Software Development Kit (SDK) for Node.js, there are new methods to be aware of for making HTTP calls to external APIs. This post compares the process when using version one versus version two of the SDK for Node.js.

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September 14, 2018

Kyle O'Donnell

Intent History is a powerful tool that introduces a new dimension of insight into how customers are engaging with your Alexa skill. Check out these five tips for using the UTTERANCE, CONFIDENCE, and RESOLVED INTENT fields to improve your skill’s interaction model.

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