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December 22, 2017

Fletcher Nelson

The Amazon Alexa team hosted several hands-on workshops at AWS re:Invent and Embedded Systems Conference 2017. We wanted to make sure attendees, and those who couldn't make it, had the opportunity to run through the sessions with these take-home tutorials.

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December 22, 2017

Cami Williams

In this installment of our resource roundup series, we feature our top tips and tutorials for developers looking to build incredible kid skills.

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December 20, 2017

Akersh Srivastava

Whether you’re new to voice design or looking to brush up on voice design basics, this post highlights our favorite resources to help you on your way as you start building your first skills for Alexa.

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December 12, 2017

Jennifer King

Here are 7 things you can start doing to make your skill more discoverable both in the Alexa Skills Store and through your own marketing channels.

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October 30, 2017

Jeff Blankenburg

We are excited to introduce the new Dev Tips skill for Alexa, your companion for the skill-building journey. This skill is designed to connect you with the news, tips, and resources you need to build your best skill—all via voice.

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October 06, 2017

Paul Cutsinger

What makes a skill engaging for customers, and what keeps customers coming back over time? Learn the qualities of top-performing skills that see the highest consistent customer engagement.  

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October 06, 2017

Eric Kelly

We recently launched Notifications for Alexa support through the AVS API. Here's a guide that walks you through everything you need to know to implement notifications on your Alexa-enabled product.

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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 26, 2017

Justin Jeffress

When building your voice experience, think about continued engagement with your customers. Make sure your skill will delight users on their tenth visit just as much as it did on their first. 

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September 20, 2017

Dave Berol

This post covers best practices for selecting the right microphones for your product’s mic array and explains the core differences between standard capacitive microphones and piezoelectric MEMS microphones, a new breed of technology pioneered by Vesper Technologies, an Alexa Fund portfolio company.

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September 18, 2017

Wes Kaminski

We’re starting a new tech series where we cover the ins and outs of AVS. For our first post, we’ll define some common products and terms you’ll see as you invest time in building with Alexa, and give you a high-level overview of the AVS interaction model.

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September 05, 2017

Paul Cutsinger

Today we announced that developers can now programmatically manage and test their skills with the Alexa Skill Management API (SMAPI) and the Alexa Skills Kit Command-line Interface (ASK CLI), new features in the Alexa Skills Kit. 

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August 04, 2017

Satish Iyer

In this blog, we take a closer look at the API that brings Display Cards for AVS, a new capability that allows your Alexa-enabled product to show visuals to complement Alexa voice responses. We will also walk through the design considerations and resources to help you with multi-modal voice designs.

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August 03, 2016

Sebastien Stormacq

Discover how to use account linking with Login with Amazon to seamlessly integrate your Alexa skills with third-party application. Get step-by-step instructions to speed configuration.

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