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August 15, 2018

Jennifer King

Adva Levin, founder of Pretzel Labs and winner of the Alexa Skills Challenge: Kids, shares tips for building an engaging persona for your voice-first experience.

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August 13, 2018

Jeff Blankenburg

Help is often overlooked in a skill. But when done well, it is an invaluable part of the customer experience. Learn why it's important for every skill to include contextual help to guide customers throughout the voice experience.

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August 08, 2018

Memo Doring

Today, we announced that Amazon Alexa and Alexa-enabled devices are coming to Mexico later this year. Starting today, you can use the Alexa Skills Kit (ASK) to build skills for customers in Mexico using the new Spanish (MX) language model.

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August 07, 2018

Kaiyin Hu

Regular skill testing can help you deliver consistently great and reliable voice experiences to customers.Check out this post to learn how to create unit tests to validate a skill’s output against predefined assertions.

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August 06, 2018

Jennifer King

Gal Shenar, founder of Stoked Skills and creator of popular skills like Escape the Room and Wordplay, shares best practices for building highly engaging Alexa skills.

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August 01, 2018

Jeff Blankenburg

I often discover new tools and technologies that are available to developers to help them build skills more efficiently. Here’s a roundup of the tools that I’ve discovered and use on a regular basis to enhance my skill-building process.

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July 30, 2018

Paul Cutsinger

One of the most common questions we receive from developers is “How can I get my skill featured by Amazon?” Here are a few best practices to help your skill shine and increase the chances of it being featured by Amazon.

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July 27, 2018

Jeff Blankenburg

With every request a customer makes of your skill, you have an opportunity to make your skill even better. The key to all of this is to manage and keep track of those requests, and then use that data to make improvements to your skill.

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July 26, 2018

Jennifer King

Storyline CEO Vasili Shynkarenka shares some best practices for picking a solid skill invocation name. Learn why the best invocation names are searchable, simple, and explicit and how to create a memorable invocation name of your own.

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July 18, 2018

Fletcher Nelson

We’ve launched new introductory-to-advanced hands-on tutorials that help you get started with our software and hardware development tools. There are five tutorials to get you started, and we'll be adding new content throughout the year.

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July 18, 2018

Cami Williams

Here I’ll walk you through some tips for building an Alexa skill for Fire TV Cube, using core best practices for creating voice-first experiences for devices with screens.

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July 17, 2018

Dave Berol

Testing your Alexa-enabled product in a variety of scenarios will help ensure that you bring a delightful hands-free Alexa experience to your customers. In this blog post, we’ll cover the minimum requirements for a self-test room that you can construct at your workplace.

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July 17, 2018

Jeff Blankenburg

Learn how to handle unexpected requests from customers, or instances when a customer says something that doesn’t map to any intents in your skill.

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July 16, 2018

Jeff Blankenburg

I recently concluded a Twitch series called the Joy of Voice, during which I built a Star Wars database Alexa skill from start to finish. Here is a quick recap of each episode and what viewers learned.

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July 12, 2018

Memo Doring

It’s time to get your skills ready for Prime Day, one of the biggest shopping days of the year. Check out these blog posts, documentation, and other helpful material to start improving your skill.

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