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August 22, 2016

Peter Heinrich

Here is a recap of new posts for the week of August 15th on the Amazon Developer Blog:

Five Steps Before Developing a Smart Home Skill

Sr. Evangelist at Amazon Alexa, Michael Palermo IV, outlines the 5 steps you should take before developing with the Smart Home Skill API.

System X-Ray for Amazon Fire TV

We introduced a new feature for Amazon Fire TV—System X-Ray—which allows developers to visually track device and application metrics while an application is in use. This useful tool for developers and testers, provides pertinent metrics to help diagnose issues within an app or game.

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August 16, 2016

Peter Heinrich

Our contributing editors have highlighted another great batch of their favorite mobile games over on Appstore Posts, a companion blog designed to help consumers (and other developers!) find future classics. Here’s a sample of what they recommended last week.

GAME OF THE WEEK: Five Nights at Freddy’s

To say that the Five Nights at Freddy’s franchise is popular is an understatement. The series has a devoted legion of fans investing countless hours playing the four games released thus far. What is it about this seemingly simple franchise that has fans so enraptured? It’s because the games are as spooky as they are fun. Read More

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August 15, 2016

Peter Heinrich

Here is a recap of new posts for the week of August 7th on the Amazon Developer Blog:

Join Us at Gamescom in Cologne

Join us on August 18th in the Amazon Appstore booth for a free developer day at Gamescom, in Cologne, Germany for a packed afternoon of learnings on independent game development. Come hear from our Evangelists and industry peers who will share best practices and actionable tips on how you can increase visibility and monetize your games.

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August 01, 2016

Peter Heinrich

Another week, another selection of great gaming options available on the Amazon Appstore. Our contributing editors share their current favorites on Appstore Posts, a companion blog dedicated to finding notable mobile titles. These are the games that you just can’t miss.

GAME OF THE WEEK: Call of Duty: Heroes

It shouldn’t surprise anyone that Activision’s attempt to bring its immensely successful Call of Duty franchise to the Android platform would result in a stellar title. The company has a proven track record of delivering action packed experiences that provide endless amounts of fun. While Call of Duty: Heroes isn’t a first-person shooter like its siblings, this tactical strategy game still features all of the polish and refinement that the main franchise is known for. Read More

EDITORS’ CHOICE: Toca Life: School

The Toca games series have earned a dedicated fanbase thanks to its unique visual style and it’s entertaining sandbox gameplay. Toca Life: School applies that formula to an environment many of us don’t consider to be very fun, and yet, you can’t help but have a blast. Read More

 

EDITORS’ CHOICE: Geometry Dash

This rhythm game is truly a feast for the senses, offering pulsating colors to soothe your eyes, incredible music to tickle your ears, and fast-paced platforming action to get your heartbeat pumping. We really like Geometry Dash’s energetic feel and we’ll play a round anytime we need a pick-me-up. Read More

 

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-peter (@peterdotgames)

 

August 01, 2016

Peter Heinrich

Here is a recap of new posts for the week of July 25th on the Amazon Developer Blog:

Money Talks with the Capital One Alexa Skill

Paul Cutsinger, Evangelist at Amazon Alexa, joined a team of developers and designers from Capital One at SXSW in Austin to launch the new Capital One skill for Alexa. The launch of the new skill garnered national attention, as Capital One was the first company to give customers the ability to interact with their credit card and bank accounts through Alexa-enabled devices.

Announcing Dedicated Amazon Alexa Session Track at AWS re:Invent 2016

We announced the Amazon Alexa session track at AWS re:Invent 2016, the largest gathering of the global Amazon developer community. AWS re:Invent provides an opportunity to connect with peers and technology experts, engage in hands-on labs and bootcamps, and learn about new technologies and how to improve productivity, network security, and application performance, all while keeping infrastructure costs low. AWS re:Invent runs November 28 through December 2, 2016.

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July 25, 2016

Peter Heinrich

Here is a recap of new posts for the week of July 18th on the Amazon Developer Blog:

Discovery Dips Its Proverbial Toe into the Alexa Ocean with its First Skill: “Shark Week” (Part 2)

Meet Stephen Garlick, lead development and operations engineer at Discover Channel, as he talks about his experience building an Alexa skill. Stephen did not have any prior experience with AWS Lambda and Alexa Skill Kit. To start, he spent some time digging into online technical documentation and code samples provided on the Alexa Github repo. This helped him gain a deeper understanding of how to build the foundation of the Alexa skill and handle basic tasks.

New Developer Training Released: Alexa Developer Education Series from Big Nerd Ranch

Last week, we launched a new developer education experience that showcases all the free learning materials created in collaboration with Big Nerd Ranch. The Amazon Alexa team has collaborated with Big Nerd Ranch, known globally for its highly effective immersive development bootcamps and app development services, to develop deep technical training courses for the Alexa Skills Kit.

A Voice for Smart Home

Meet Michael Palermo—the first dedicated evangelist for smart home in the Alexa team. In this post, Michael answers questions such as: what’s a smart home? Who or what is Alex? Why are you called an evangelist?

Announcing the Alexa Skills Kit for Node.js

We announced the new alexa-sdk for Node.js to help you build skills faster and with less complexity. Creating an Alexa skill using the Alexa Skills Kit, Node.js and AWS Lambda has become one of the most popular ways we see skills created today. The event-driven, non-blocking I/O model of Node.js is well suited for an Alexa skill and Node.js is one of the largest ecosystems of open source libraries in the world. Plus, with AWS Lambda is free for the first one million calls per month, which can support skill hosting for most developers.

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July 18, 2016

Peter Heinrich

Here is a recap of new posts for the week of July 11th on the Amazon Developer Blog:

More Reach for Amazon Appstore Developers – Amazon Underground Pre-Loaded on New Unlocked Phones

Amazon announced unlocked Android phones with exclusive pricing for Prime members, and those phones will start arriving on customer doorsteps.  The all-new BLU R1 HD is only $49.99 ($50.00 off its retail price of $99.99) and the new fourth-generation Motorola Moto G is $149.99 ($50.00 off its retail price of $199.99). Each phone is offered unlocked, with no commitment to a contract, giving Prime members the flexibility to switch between wireless carriers and service options to best fit their needs.

Sensi™ Wi-Fi Programmable Thermostat: Marrying Alexa’s Voice Control with Over 125 Years of Climate Technology

When Amazon launched the Smart Home beta program, Emerson’s Residential Solutions business was ready to develop a skill that would leverage Alexa Smart Home capabilities. . In just four weeks’ time—and by the time Amazon officially launched the Smart Home Skill API—Emerson Residential Solutions’ team had built and tested its Sensi Smart Home skill and passed certification.

Big Nerd Ranch Series: Newly Released Alexa Videos

Last month we released the first two videos in the Alexa video series created by developer education company Big Nerd Ranch. You can find parts 1 and 2 on the official YouTube Alexa Developers channel. Last week, released the next two videos in the Big Nerd Ranch series on how to develop Alexa skills locally with Node.js.

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July 11, 2016

Peter Heinrich

Here is a recap of new posts for the week of July 4th on the Amazon Developer Blog:

When Blumoo Met Alexa, Remote Controls Became an Endangered Species

While Blumoo had a successful run as the smart home device that would replace everything that was controlled via a remote control in the home such as TV, gaming systems etc., one thing lacked—a voice control feature. Entered Alexa and Alexa Skill Kit (ASK), which allowed engineers at Blumoo to use voice control for all present and future Blumoo devices.

Find an Alexa Developer Meetup Group Near You

After we launched the Alexa Skill Kit (ASK) to allow developers to create voice capabilities—skills—we’ve seen many Alexa developers start independent meetup groups in their local communities. The purpose of these groups is to network with other Alexa enthusiasts, share Alexa skill development knowledge, and build great voice user experiences. We’ve curated a list of upcoming community-run Alexa meetups and local groups you can join.

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July 05, 2016

Peter Heinrich

Here is a recap of new posts for the week of June 27th on the Amazon Developer Blog:

Discovery Dips Its Proverbial Toe into the Alexa Ocean with Its First Skill: "Shark Week"

In celebration of Shark Week, the Discovery Channel created a Shark Week Skill. Given this was Discovery's first Alexa skill, they wanted to familiarize the team with Alexa skill development.  The skill was a collaboration between Adam Zuckerman and Stephen Garlick, Lead Development and Operations Engineer at Discovery Channel.

Join Us at Casual Connect in San Francisco, Wednesday, August 20th

Join us on Wednesday, July 20th at the Marriott Marquis in San Francisco for a packed day of learnings on all things monetization and retention. Come and hear from our Developer Evangelists and industry leaders who will share best practices and actionable tips on how you can optimize and monetize your games and turn your IP into a brand.  The developer day is complimentary and doesn't require Casual Connect event badge access.

Big Nerd Ranch Series: First Alexa Videos Released

Earlier this year we announced that Amazon was teaming up with developer education company Big Nerd Ranch to deliver immersive, free training for the Alexa Skills Kit (ASK). Last week, we released the first two videos in the Big Nerd Ranch video series. These videos kick off the official Alexa Developers channel on YouTube.

Announcing Alexa Dev Chat Podcast – an Interview Series with the Community and Teams Behind Alexa

We launched a bi-weekly podcast focused exclusively on the Alexa developer community and the Amazon teams building Alexa technology. Each episode will be 20-30 minutes long and air twice a month. We’ll discuss various aspects of Alexa, including the Alexa Skills Kit, Alexa Voice Service, natural language understanding, voice recognition, and first hand experiences directly from developers like you.

Introducing New Features That Make It Easier for Customers to Discover and Use Your Alexa Skills

We announced new ways for customers to discover and use Alexa skills, including a new voice-enablement feature and a completely redesigned Alexa app. Customers can now quickly search, discover and use your skills. Customers can browse Alexa skills by categories such as “Smart Home” and “Lifestyle” in the Alexa app, apply additional search filters, and access their previously enabled skills via the “Your Skills” section.

New In-Person Training in California: Alexa Meets Aspiring Technologists at Geekwise Academy

We announced a collaboration between Geekwise Academy and Amazon Alexa. Geekwise Academy is an accelerated training program for current and aspiring technologists in Fresno, California. Geekwise Academy gives students in this area an opportunity to fulfill their dreams by way of providing the latest in technical training. 

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June 28, 2016

Peter Heinrich

Building games as an indie or AAA studio is serious business and unless you treat it as such you’ll have trouble finding success. We’ve entered a golden age of creativity and experimentation. Today, anyone with an idea can build a game and publish it to a global audience. How does the gifted amateur become a pro game developer, and from there, a games industry success story? Hint: it requires more than just programming or artistic talent. I'll look at the single most-important skill you can develop, and show by example what happens if you neglect it. I'll also offer practical insights on choosing a game genre, development environment, and target hardware as well as how to monetize your game. When thinking about the success of your game, you need to have a strategy that encompasses all three stages of a game’s lifespan: Pre-production, active development stage as well as the post launch stage. My talks usually focus on monetization, marketing and best practices for creating apps and games on mobile platforms.

Join me as I discuss how to approach game development as a business—even if business isn’t your "thing". I am no stranger to starting a business, with three friends, I bootstrapped my first indie game studio to create casual games in the late 90s, then started another to deliver episodic educational games to kids online. That company was eventually acquired and I moved onto develop games for the nascent mobile market.

Join me on June 30th to learn how to go From a One-Person Shop to Indie Dev to AAA. At the end of this webinar you will learn:

  • How to develop a game and turn it into a viable business.
  • How to choose a game genre and development environment.
  • How to choose the right target hardware for your game as well as how to monetize your game

Reserve Your Spot Today

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Register for 7:00am PDT (2:00pm GMT) on Thursday, June 30, 2016

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June 27, 2016

Peter Heinrich

Here is a recap of new posts for the week of June 20th on the Amazon Developer Blog:

New Alexa Skills Kit Template: Step-by-Step Guide to Build a Flash Cards Skill

We introduced a new way to help you quickly build useful and meaningful skills for Alexa. The new flash cards skill template makes it easy for developers and non-developers to create a skill similar to ‘Chemistry Flash Cards’, ‘Language Flash Cards’, ‘Exam Prep’, etc. This template leverages AWS Lambda and the Alexa Skills Kit, and provides built-in business logic, uses cases, error handling, and help functions for your new skill.

Introducing the Internet of Voice Challenge with Hackster.io and Raspberry Pi

We announced the Internet of Voice (IoV) Challenge on Hackster.io, a developer community dedicated to learning hardware. We’ve partnered with Hackster.io and Raspberry Pi to challenge DIY artisans of the world to build compelling IoT voice experiences using Raspberry Pi and Amazon Alexa. Makers have already started inventing new IoV products. We’ve seen people open and close their blinds and fully control RGB lights with Alexa.

More Apps for Kids on Amazon Underground: Mister Maker: Let's Make It! and Fireman Sam - Junior Cadet Are Now Available

P2 Games Limited published two games for kids are now available in Amazon Underground—Mister Maker: Let’s Make it! And Fireman Sam—Junior Cadet. Amazon Underground represents a great occasion for developer of apps for kids, since it works very well in combination with the Fire Tablet Kids Edition. Parents can download apps and games from Underground and hand-select which apps to make available on the Fire Tablet Kids Edition interface.

Flask-Ask: A New Python Framework for Rapid Alexa Skills Kit Development

John Wheeler introduced Flask-Ask, a new Python micro-framework that significantly lowers the bar for developing Alexa skills. Flask-Ask is a Flask extension that makes building voice user interfaces with the Alexa Skills Kit easy and fun. We'll learn it by building a simple game that asks you to repeat three numbers backwards. Knowing Python and Flask are not required, but some experience programming will help.

Appstore Posts Editors’ Choices, Game of the Week

We recently launched Appstore Posts, a blog designed to help readers discover the best apps and games available on Android devices, including our own Fire Tablets and Fire TV Stick. It’s a blog for app users and game players, which means it’s also for developers. Appstore Posts highlights new and interesting apps as they are released, offers tips on gameplay, and helps answer questions like “How do I finish this game? Or “Which game should I play?”

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June 20, 2016

Peter Heinrich

The Amazon Appstore team recently launched Appstore Posts, a blog designed to help readers discover the best apps and games available on Android devices, including our own Fire tablets, Fire TV, and Fire TV Stick. It’s a blog for the app user and game player, which means it’s also for developers—aren’t we app users and game players, too?

Appstore Posts highlights new and interesting apps as they are released, offers tips on gameplay, and helps answer questions like, “How do I finish this game?” or “Which game should I play?” Each week its contributing editors select apps and games that stand out for their quality, humor, replayability, or utility.

Macintosh HD:Users:heinrich:Desktop:Hearthstone-GOTW.jpgGAME OF THE WEEK: Heathstone: Heroes of Warcraft

The combination of Warcraft lore and a deeply satisfying card game is so engrossing, it often leaves us scrambling for a power outlet to recharge our devices. We love crafting custom decks, deploying new card combinations and testing our mettle against fellow players. Win or lose, it’s a rewarding experience worthy of our Game of the Week honors. Did we mention that it’s completely free? Read More

EDITORS’ CHOICE: Madden NFL Mobile

Macintosh HD:Users:heinrich:Desktop:A1d5ZJ+yM5L.jpgThe NFL season is still few months away, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get your gridiron fix right now. Madden NFL Mobile is the perfect portable football experience for football fans and sports gamers alike. Choose your favorite team, tackle various challenges and improve your roster as you battle your way up the standings. The on-field action is incredible, but there’s a host of things to do between matches. Read More


 

EDITORS’ CHOICE: Hill Climb Racing

Macintosh HD:Users:heinrich:Desktop:71RwM7avcNL.pngGet behind the wheel for a dose of vehicular action with Hill Climb Racing. This charming automotive title is great for quick bursts of excitement. But don’t think for a second that you can just mash the gas pedal: you have to carefully manage your speed and your gas tank in order to conquer the game’s challenging levels. Read More

 

 

Macintosh HD:Users:heinrich:Desktop:71ZKyXhzjyL.jpgEDITORS’ CHOICE: The Simpsons: Tapped Out

Tapped Out puts you in charge of rebuilding the iconic town of Springfield after a little mishap causes everything to go out of whack. Every character and location you can think of is included, along with some incredibly clever hidden surprises. The game also perfectly captures the humor and spirit of the show, making it a fan’s dream come true. Read More

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-peter (@peterdotgames)

 

June 20, 2016

Peter Heinrich

Here is a recap of new posts for the week of June 13th on the Amazon Developer Blog:

Customer Spotlight: Meet Triby, a New Smart Speaker for the Kitchen

Meet Triby—a new smart speaker for the kitchen. Its integration of AVS gives it voice control over a growing world of digital devices and services. It’s a wireless music system for Spotify, FM and internet radio, and Bluetooth streaming and it provides a connected message board, free internet calls and conference-quality, hands-free mobile calls. It also has an e-paper screen to display digital sticky notes.

New In-Person Classroom Training: The New York Code + Design Academy Launches Alexa Course for Ruby Developers

We are excited to announce a collaboration between The New York Code + Design Academy (NYCDA) and Amazon Alexa. NYCDA has been training developers – at all levels – with hands-on, intensive workshops in web and mobile app development for the past three years. This summer, NYCDA students will be able to attend the first in-person training on building Alexa skills with Ruby and Sinatra as the language and framework of choice.

Updated: Announcing Winners of the Alexa Skills Contest on Hackster.io

We launched the Alexa Skills Contest on Hackster.io in April. Two months later and we’ve reached the successful close of this developer contest. With 760 contestants and 100 published Alexa skill projects, innovative developers showed us how to use voice to remotely turn on a car, track the International Space Station, and more. Check out all the project submissions and see how contest participants used the Alexa Skills Kit to enable voice experiences in everyday connected lives.

Alexa Fund Update: Announcing Luma’s Home WiFi System

Alexa Fund recipient Luma Inc. announced that its home WiFi system is available for purchase and will begin shipping to preorder customers. Luma’s routers create a mesh network that surround the home with fast and secure internet to eliminate dead zones and buffering and to safeguard connected devices. You can pre-order your Luma device today on Amazon.com for $149. Luma also plans to create fun and unique Alexa skills for Luma customers.

Developing for the Living Room: How to Build an Android App for Fire TV

Mario Viviani, Amazon Technology Evangelist, explains how you can develop Android apps and games for Fire TV.  You can now bring your Android apps and games to the living room with Amazon Fire TV, which can help you increase your customer base by putting your app in the living room, in front of people who enjoy entertainment and may not have seen your apps before.

Create an Alexa Tutorial and Enter to win the hack.guides() Tutorial Contest

We teamed up with hack.guides() to bring you a Tutorial Contest. Hack.guides() is a community of developers focused on creating tutorials to help educate and share technical knowledge. This contest is the perfect opportunity to share your knowledge, help other developers, contribute articles to an open-source project, and win a prize along the way. Hack.guides() tutorials bring the developer community together to create and curate collaborative content.

Limited Time Offer from the Amazon Mobile Ad Network: Double Global iOS Earnings

The Amazon Mobile Ad Network (AMAN) is offering a limited time opportunity to double your worldwide August iOS ad earnings. Simply send the first ad request from qualifying new iOS apps* starting June 13th, 2016. Earnings on qualifying banner and interstitial impressions* served on iOS devices in all supported markets (US, UK, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, and Japan) will be doubled up to $10,000 per developer.

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June 13, 2016

Peter Heinrich

Here is a recap of new posts for the week of June 6th on the Amazon Developer Blog:

Alexa Comes to Pebble Core; Take it on Your Next Run

Pebble announced that they are integrating Alexa Voice Services (AVS) to Pebble Core, a new category of 3g-capable ultra-wearable device that lets you take music, weather, and more on your run. Unlike other Pebble devices, the Pebble Core is not a smartwatch. Instead, it’s a tiny standalone wearable device that’s designed to allow people to listen to music (via Spotify), runners to track runs, and more – all without a smartphone.

Alexa Guru Creates a Custom Skill in a Single Day

Experienced Alexa developer Eric Olson (Galactoise in the Amazon developer forums) had a mission to determine whether or not you could really create a custom skill from scratch within 24 hours. Eric did it in less than 12—and did it well—on a weighted, random-number-generator skill called DiceBot that he developed using Alexa Skills Kit (ASK) and a Lambda proxy.

Smart Home and Ecobee: How the Hands-Free Voice-Activated Thermostat Was Born

Alexa worked with Ecobee, creator of a smart thermostat that uses remote sensors to optimize the temperature in specific rooms, to create a skill that connects devices to lighting and thermostat capabilities so that customers can control their lights, switches, smart plugs or thermostats—without lifting a finger.

Amazon Instant Access: Sell Digital Subscriptions for your PC, Mac or Web-Based Application on Amazon.com

Amazon built Amazon Instant Access, a platform to extend the convenience in purchasing that is already found on Amazon to subscription type of products.  It allows you to list and sell your digital subscription software on Amazon.com, just like physical items, so customers will be able to find your digital virtual goods through the same technology that drives discoverability and customer satisfaction for everything else on Amazon.com.

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June 06, 2016

Peter Heinrich

Here is a recap of new posts for the week of May 30th on the Amazon Developer Blog:

Do You SKRYB? Texting Goes Hands-Free – and Phone-Free, Too

Meet SKRYB (pronounced ‘scribe’), the new Alexa skill launched by Macadamian to perform an action performed 6 billion times each day in the U.SS alone—sending a text message. To use it, enable SKRYB in the Alexa App, and simply say “Alexa, SKRYB your-message-here.”

My Three days with a Game Accelerator

Mike Hines, Amazon Appstore developer evangelist, shares his experience with Game Accelerator while he was attending Casual Connect Asia in Singapore. As a judge in the Indie Award competition, he talks about his interactions with different teams that were participating in the competition in Kuala Lumpur as well as his feedback about the games that he tried.

Amazon Appstore Shares Complete Device Testing Steps to Help Developers Easily Trace Issues

We launched a new feature that shares the details of device testing steps in a visual manner on Amazon developer portal. The recorded testing session makes it easier for you to understand the test scenarios and issues that may have prevented your app from being approved and published.

Announcing New Alexa Skills Kit (ASK) Features: Additional Built-in Intents

We announced four new Alexa Skills Kit built-in intents that you can leverage immediately in your own Alexa skills. Built-in intents are common actions that you can choose to implement in your custom skill without providing any sample utterances. If you created an Alexa skill in the past, you may have leveraged some of the other built-in intents for your intent schema.

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