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February 21, 2018

Akersh Srivastava

To drive ongoing engagement with your flash briefing skill, it’s important to continually update and maintain your skill’s content. Follow the tips below to provide a great customer experience by avoiding some of the most common pitfalls with maintaining flash briefing skills.

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February 20, 2018

Jeff Blankenburg

Once you’ve published your Alexa skill, it’s time to spread the word about it. Sharing your skills is a great way to promote it and expand its reach to potential new users.

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February 16, 2018

Justin Jeffress

APIs are designed for communication between computer systems, which means they don't often translate into a natural conversational interface. Simply put, it's not enough to wrap voice around your API calls. Here are some tips to make the experience more natural.

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February 07, 2018

Paul Cutsinger

When building skills, it is incredibly important to build high-quality experiences. Users will not come back if a skill does not open or fails quietly halfway through. And we may not be aware of any problems until a user writes a one-star review. Testing and automation are the solution.

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February 02, 2018

Jeff Blankenburg

Increase engagement with your skills through continuous improvement and maintenance. See how we track engagement of the Dev Tips skill, then create custom slots based on user activity.

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January 29, 2018

Akersh Srivastava

If you are creating skills specific to your business or on behalf of an organization, you can choose to publish skills privately to an Alexa for Business account.

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January 24, 2018

Sascha Wolter

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Mit Echo Spot erhalten Nutzer ein kompaktes Gerät, dass Sprache mit einem interaktiven Touch-Bildschirm kombiniert. Dies verschafft Entwicklern ganz neue Möglichkeiten, um multimodale Inhalte zu erstellen, die zusätzlich zur Sprache auch durch grafische Inhalte begeistern.

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January 23, 2018

Justin Jeffress

As you create more skills, you can add advanced features to deliver a more conversational experience to your users. We recently updated the decision tree sample skill to use dialog management and entity resolution.

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January 16, 2018

Justin Jeffress

When building conversational user interfaces, it’s important to think about continued engagement and high-quality interactions. In this 2-part blog series, we tear down a skill called Pet Match to show you the ins and outs of dialog management and entity resolution.

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January 15, 2018

Jeff Blankenburg

Our final post in the resource roundup series features top tips and tutorials for building multimodal skills for Echo Show and Echo Spot. 

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January 12, 2018

Justin Jeffress

When building conversational user interfaces, it’s important to think about continued engagement and high-quality interactions. In this 2-part blog series, we tear down a skill called Pet Match to show you the ins and outs of dialog management and entity resolution.

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January 11, 2018

Cami Williams

Here are some tips for designing multimodal, voice-first experiences that prove engaging across all Alexa-enabled devices.

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January 09, 2018

Mike Maas

Our next installment of the resource roundup series features top tutorials and documentation we released last year for smart home skills. Reference these resources as you start building new smart home experiences for your customers.

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January 03, 2018

Jen Cotton

We're excited to introduce a new series of guides to help you build a voice-forward product that customers will love. These new resources can help you navigate some areas where developers have asked for more help.

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December 27, 2017

Justin Jeffress

For developers who are ready to tackle advanced design techniques and build more sophisticated Alexa skills, check out our latest roundup of resources.

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