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March 29, 2018

Fletcher Nelson

Today we’re excited to announce that device makers can now launch their Alexa-enabled products in Japan. This expansion follows up on our November 2017 launch where we made the Alexa Voice Service (AVS) development tools available for prototyping purposes.

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March 29, 2018

Justin Jeffress

When you have a natural conversation with another person, you might find the conversation can take different directions. Therefore, the context of the conversation can change quite rapidly. With dialog management, you can ensure your skill is able to handle context switching.

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March 28, 2018

Amit Jotwani

Learn how to implement repeat functionality for your skill by including AMAZON.RepeatIntent in your interaction model and Session Attributes in your code to remember the last speech response that was relayed back to the customer.

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March 26, 2018

Jeff Blankenburg

When I write a new skill, I learn something new every single time. Here are some of the things I’ve learned about writing sample utterances for my intents.

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March 23, 2018

Justin Jeffress

Learn how you can lean on dialog management to simplify collecting a set of required slots that an intent needs to perform its task for the user.

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March 22, 2018

David Zhang

Some Alexa skills require account linking to associate the customer with a user account or device. While account linking can be a complex feature to implement in your skill, it’s critical that it’s done well to create a positive customer experience.

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March 22, 2018

Ankit Kala

As Alexa expands to more countries, you have more opportunities to create voice-first experiences for customers in multiple languages and regions, and make your skills available to a growing audience.

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March 21, 2018

Amit Jotwani

Alexa devices with screens like Echo Show and Echo Spot have opened up a new world of possibilities for what you can do with voice on devices with display. Discover how visual user interface can be a great complement to a voice-first user experience.

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March 19, 2018

Cami Williams

Whether it’s scary music leading up to an intense boss battle, a mimicable grunt, or a characterizing catch phrase, sound effects are an enriching and sometimes crucial add-on to any interactive experience.

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March 16, 2018

Justin Jeffress

Dialog management is a great way to collect the set of required slots that your intent needs to perform a task for your customers, since it greatly reduces the necessary coding required to reprompt for missing slot values. Learn how about how you can leverage the dialog management state machine.

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March 13, 2018

Sebastien Stormacq

Today, we announced that Amazon Alexa and Alexa-enabled devices are coming to France later this year. You can start using the Alexa Skills Kit (ASK) to build skills for customers in France using the new French language model.

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March 12, 2018

Amit Jotwani

Make the interactions of your skill feel more conversational and memorable by adding variety to your responses. Check out our favorite code snippets you can use to surprise and delight your customers with voice.

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March 06, 2018

Jeff Blankenburg

Here are some tips for updating the way Alexa pronounces certain words to create a more natural voice experience.

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March 05, 2018

Jeff Blankenburg

You can get meaningful insights about your skill engagement using the JSON data that is sent to your code by Alexa each time a user interacts with your skill.

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February 21, 2018

Aaron Tang

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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