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March 12, 2019

Cami Williams

Developers are exploring how voice can enhance their games. As this facet of the gaming industry is beginning to take off, it is worthwhile to understand why. In this blog post, I will explore how I see voice as part of the future of gaming, and what you can do to jump on board.

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March 12, 2019

Alvaro Sahun Pacheco

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We’re excited to announce that we have expanded the Alexa Developer Rewards program to France, Italy, and Spain.

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March 08, 2019

Drew Meyer

We share details about six new things that we released for skill developers in February, including the ability to publish Skill Blueprints, new APIs, and several dialog management features to help you build higher-quality skills more easily.

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March 07, 2019

Kazushige Yoshida

今回は APL のスクロール系のコンポーネントと、タッチ操作、スクロール制御などのコマンドを紹介します。

APL ScrollView

ScrollView を使うと、例えば長いテキストをもつコンテンツなどに対して、垂直方向へのスクロールが可能になります。 Container を使って、複数のコンポーネントで構成された内容をスクロールさせることもできます。

APLサンプルの「右側画像と詳細のサンプル」の左部分が ScrollView になっています。 縦スワイプ操作でスクロールができます。

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March 07, 2019

Claudia Garber

While Alexa skills with memorable invocation names are particularly salient in a customer’s mind, developers also need to be aware of performance and accessibility. Consider these edge cases when crafting your skill's invocation name.

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March 06, 2019

Jennifer King

Learn how Nidhi Agarwal uses in-skill purchasing (ISP) in her voice game skill Would You Rather for Family to enrich her skill experience by selling premium content to customers. With ISP, she can deliver richer gaming experiences and build a business around her voice games.

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March 04, 2019

Jeeta Das

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We are excited to announce that starting today developers residing in India can start earning money through the Alexa Developer Rewards Program for highly engaging skills published to the India Alexa Skills Store.

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March 04, 2019

Dilek Hakkani-Tur

Today we opened the application period for the Alexa Prize Socialbot Grand Challenge 3. As we head into our third year of the competition, we are excited to see what new innovations teams will implement to address this exciting AI challenge.  

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March 04, 2019

Max Amordeluso

I recently had a chance to speak with Gal Shenar, founder of voice games studio Stoked Skills, about best practices for building voice-first games. This post is a recap of the second part of our conversation about his experience monetizing Alexa skills. 

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March 01, 2019

Amit Jotwani

In this new code deep dive series, we provide an end-to-end walkthrough of how to implement in-skill purchasing (ISP) in your Alexa skill.
 

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March 01, 2019

Justin Jeffress

Learn about intent chaining, a new dialog management feature in the Alexa Skills Kit that you can use to improve conversational interactions with your customers.

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February 26, 2019

Jennifer King

Today we welcome Alexa Champion Adva Levin to offer some best practices for building multimodal skills. She shares how she redesigned her Kids Court skill into a multimodal experience using the Alexa Presentation Language.

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February 25, 2019

Brian Adams

Alexaファンドは、13週間プログラム、Alexa Accelerator, powered by Techstarsが3年目を迎えたことをお知らせします。このプログラムは、音声がテクノロジーとの対話方法を根本から改善し、Alexaに関する最高のイノベーションには、初期段階のスタートアップ企業によりもたらされるものもある、という考えに基づいています。世界中から最大10社が本プログラムの参加企業として選ばれます。

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February 25, 2019

Franklin Lobb

When building your skill using the Alexa Skills Kit Software Development Kit (SDK), one of the first things you do is choose which type of skill builder object to use – Standard or Custom. This post explains the difference between the two and when you should consider using each type.

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February 22, 2019

Jennifer King

Integrating Alexa with Jenkins to launch your pipelines and obtain results about your deployments through voice is easier than you think. Learn how Alexa Champion, Kesha Williams’, latest side project teaches Alexa to deploy code to the cloud.

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