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June 03, 2016

Peter Heinrich

As a next step towards providing a transparent app validation process, the Amazon Appstore team 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. Using this feature, you can play the recorded testing session of your apps, which clearly annotates testing actions and highlights any issues that were encountered by the Amazon testing team. In addition to recorded testing session, we’re also providing artefacts such as test events, logcat, and CPU utilization. These artefacts make it easier for you to understand and trace any issues Appstore testing team uncover, creating a more seamless publishing experience.

Previously, the ‘review status’ tab on developer portal provided only a set of screenshots with issue descriptions and logs. There was no way for developers to see how their apps were tested, what was tested, and what actions were performed on various screens, such as, tap, double tap, fling, press menu, etc. Now developers can conveniently hover on each actions and the annotation will lead them through a detailed issue description and logs.

Where and How Can You See This Feature?

Login to the Developer Portal and select the app that you submitted to the Amazon Appstore. You will find the testing report of this app under “Review Status” tab. The top message tells you whether you app went live or was it blocked due to some policy compliance or functionality failure. If your app passed successfully without any issue, then you won’t see any testing details. If the app didn’t pass, you will see the detailed issue description and test recording which helps you in tracing the issue. The affected section will be highlighted in Red. Sections highlighted as Yellow describe comments from the Amazon testing team that have been flagged for your review. To understand why your app failed testing, click on the “Test Recording” tab, which contains all the screens and annotated actions performed. To quickly reach the affected screen, go to the thumbnail marked with a red flag.  The right panel will show the screenshot and the left panel describes the related test events. You can also refer to logcat or download it for further analysis. These artefacts will help you reproducing the specific issue, resolve it and resubmit your app or game to the Amazon Appstore.

We expect to make ongoing improvements to the publishing experience on Appstore and encourage you to send us your feedback in the forum here.           

 

May 31, 2016

Peter Heinrich

Here is a recap of new posts for the week of May 23rd on the Amazon Developer Blog:

Introducing Echosim.io – A New Online Tool Built by the Community, for the Community

Meet Exhosim.io—a new online community tool for developers that simulates the look and feel of an Amazon Echo. With 3D JavaScript animations and Alexa Voice Service (AVS) integration, Echosim.io gives users the ability to experience a realistic interaction with Alexa capabilities and skills. Echosim.io lives in your browser, so anyone, anywhere can access it and test their Alexa skills. You no longer need an Alexa-enabled device to test your skills. Developers worldwide can use Echosim.io to experience Alexa.

7 Things I Learned Building 7-Minute Workout

Justin Kovac, developer of 7-Minute Workout and Technical Program Manager for Alexa Skills Kit shares 7 things he learned when he built his skill—understand  Voice User Interface (VUI) concepts first, check out the Alexa Skill Kit’s included samples, store variables with persistence, remove markup from cards when using SSML, be mindful of custom slot values, review the certification guidelines and finally test outside the box.

How this Alexa Developer Easily Implemented Google Analytics to Monitor Skill Performance

Adrian Bolinger, a Bloc student, found a simple way to monitor the performance of his Alexa skills, to see which intents are being used and identify invocation issues with intents. He did it using the open source universal-analytics node module, with five lines of code per intent.

Catch up on the Big Nerd Ranch Series: Developing Alexa Skills Locally with Node.js

Earlier this year, Amazon teamed up with developer education company Big Nerd Ranch to deliver immersive, free training for the Alexa Skills Kit. The following trainings were provided—setting up your local environment, implementing an intent with Alexa-app and Alexa-app-server, deploying your skill to staging, implementing persistence in an Alexa skill, submitting an Alexa skill for certification, and finally account linking using OAuth.

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May 23, 2016

Peter Heinrich

Here is a recap of new posts for the week of May16th on the Amazon Developer Blog:

New from Macadamian—An Alexa Skill for Hockey Fans Using Wi-Fi-Connected NHL Scoreboards

The Stanley Cup playoffs are underway—a perfect time to share the new Fantasy Scoreboards skill built by Macadamian, an international UX design and software development firm with offices in the U.S., Canada, Armenia, and Romania. Using the skill on NHL-connected Fantasy Scoreboards devices that are paired with an Amazon Echo or Fire TV, now Alexa can tell you the score of a specific game, what games are coming up, who played yesterday and even lets you set your favorite team. Here’s a demo of the skill in action.

Tips for Choosing an Invocation Name for Your Alexa Custom Skill

When choosing your invocation name, remember that the name you provide should easily identify your skill’s capabilities, be memorable and be accurately recognized by Alexa herself. Note that the invocation name is only needed for custom skills. If you are using the Smart Home Skill API, users do not need to use an invocation name for the skill.

Introducing a New and Improved Amazon Developer Forum

We announced our transition to a new developer forum platform. The forums can be found at forums.developer.amazon.com. You can choose from a variety of spaces including Alexa, General Android, Amazon Underground, Merch by Amazon, and Chinese and Japanese language support. In each space, we have built a knowledge base of frequently asked questions and have a team of global moderators available to help you out.

How to Add Beta Testers to Your Skills Before You Publish

Testing your skill is a critical phase in skill development. We outlined the testing guidelines to ensure that your skill is set up for success when it goes through certification. Once you have completed this initial phase of testing, you may want to add a collection of developer accounts to allow other developers to test your skill on their devices before your skill goes live. These developers will then be able to use their own developer accounts and connected Alexa devices to perform user testing and provide feedback.

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May 16, 2016

Peter Heinrich

Here is a recap of new posts for the week of May 9th on the Amazon Developer Blog:

Big Nerd Ranch Series: Developing Alexa Skills Locally with Node.js: Account Linking Using OAuth (Part 6 of 6)

From a convenience and security point of view, it would be a terrible idea for a skill to ask for the user’s credentials verbally every time access their account API is needed. To avoid this, you can use Alexa account linking features, which lets you access user accounts on other services, Twitter among them, using the OAuth protocol. In this post, we will use account linking and OAuth to grant delegated authority to our Airport Info skill so that it can post an airport’s flight status to a user’s Twitter account.

Bloc Student Creates an Alexa Skill and Learns Much More Along the Way

Daniel Rassiner, a Bloc student, contemplated what he wanted his custom Alexa skill to do, so he decided to build a voice experience based on a popular internet topic – Daily Cutiemals. Bloc is an education company with mentor-led programs in software engineering and design, recently enhanced several of their curriculums by adding an Alexa Project module.

Video: Alexa and Echo Dot Take a Road Trip

Watch David Markley who leads the app compatibility team for the Amazon Appstore as he sets up his Echo Dot to use it during his commute to work. It is very easy to have your Echo in your car as long as you have a Wi-Fi or hotspot connection. This article tells you the steps to set up your Echo Dot so you can take it on the road.

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May 09, 2016

Peter Heinrich

Here is a recap of new posts for the week of May 2nd on the Amazon Developer Blog:

RAIN Developer Builds an Alexa Skill to Play Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock

A software engineer at the digital advertising agency RAIN built an advanced Alexa skill based on Sheldon Cooper’s favorite permutation, Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock. The developer improved on the original Echo game not only by including variables for a reptile and the Star Trek Vulcan hand salute, but also by making it a true contest between you and Alexa—scoring each round, explaining why you won or lost, and tracking totals

How to Choose Which T-Shirt to Make First With Merch by Amazon

If you have waited a long time to get your Merch account and finally got it but haven’t published your first t-shirt yet, then this post is for you. Mike Hines takes you through the steps you need to take to publish your first t-shirt in order to increase your customer engagement.

New Alexa Skills Kit Template: Step-by-Step Guide to Build a How-To Skill

We launched a new skill template that makes it easy for developers and non-developers to create a skill similar to “DrinkMaster,” "Aromatherapy", "Timed Meditation", "Minecraft Helper", etc. These type of skills share the unique ability to parameterize what the user says and map it to a content catalog.

Using Alexa Skills Kit and AWS IoT to Voice Control Connected Devices

This post discusses how you can voice-control any physical devices using the Amazon Web Services (AWS) platform and Alexa Skills Kit. We start with basics around AWS IoT, a managed service that will enable you to connect securely your objects to the AWS platform, then we create a representation of our physical device and finally you’ll see how we can create a new skill to voice control our object from the cloud.

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April 25, 2016

Peter Heinrich

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

Webinar: Generate Revenue from 100% of Your Android Users with Amazon Underground

Join Peter Heinrich on April 29 at 7:00 AM PST or 1:00 PM PST for a webinar and learn how you can monetize 100% of your Android users with Amazon Underground. He will tell you everything you need to know about Amazon Underground, how to get started, and how developers are increasing their revenue and downloads with Amazon Underground.

Get Your App Featured on Amazon Appstore UK: Submit Your App Today!

Submit your app before June 10, 2016 for a chance to be featured on Amazon Appstore UK. There will also be opportunities for stand out apps and games to be highlighted in additional placements on Amazon.co.uk, Amazon Fire tablets, and Amazon Appstore on Android devices.

MoneyWiz Simplifies Personal Finance, Now Syncs Receipts with Amazon Cloud Drive

Check out our interview with personal finance app MoneyWiz Founder and CEO Iliya Yordanov to learn about how his company is using Amazon Cloud Drive in their cross-platform app to help customers better manage their money.

Developer Economics Survey—Enter to Win Cool Prizes

We partnered with VisionMobile for the 11th edition Developer Economics survey made by developers, for developers. This survey focuses on developer tools and is a great opportunity for you to tell us about the tools you’re using and where you go to find out how. Take the survey for a chance to win different gadgets and other cool prizes.

New Apps Using the Amazon Fling Built-In Media Receiver on the Fire TV

We highlighted several apps that have chosen to leverage the Amazon Fire TV built-in media playback receiver for Fling. This means your controller app can send supported media content to Fire TV without the need for a specific companion Fire TV application. Your controller application can discover the Fire TV using the publically available unique service identifier  "amzn.thin.pl" of the built-in receiver and send media content to it.

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April 20, 2016

Peter Heinrich

Amazon Cloud Drive launched its developer platform a year and a half ago, and more recently the Android and iOS SDKs. Since then the Cloud Drive API has enabled companies to connect with new customers by providing them with instant access to data and functionality they would have otherwise needed to build.

By leveraging the Amazon Cloud Drive developer tools, companies can focus on building new customer experiences and differentiated product offerings without the hassle of setup or the need to maintain their own storage back end. This gives the Amazon developer community a way to add Amazon Cloud Drive’s unlimited storage to their apps so their customers can save, view and manage their files from anywhere. Photography and productivity apps are popular third-party developer integrations, allowing customers to do anything from editing their photos and documents to backing up all their files. More recently, financial technology companies are using Amazon Cloud Drive to store and sync receipts, which improves convenience for customers looking to manage their personal finances.

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April 18, 2016

Peter Heinrich

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

Big Nerd Ranch Series: Developing Alexa Skills Locally with Node.js: Implementing Persistence in an Alexa Skill (part 4 of 6)

We moved to part 4 of our Big Nerd Rach Series. In this part, we tested the model and verified that the skill service behaves as expected. Then we tested the skill in the simulator and on an Alexa-enabled device. We implemented persistence in a new skill so that users will be able to access information saved from their previous interactions.

Lloyds Banking Group Develops Test of Concept for Alexa

Lloyds has created a proof of concept for Alexa, writing test cases for logging in, requesting account balances as well as account details, and asking for help from Lloyds. The skill isn’t live yet because Alexa-enabled devices and Alexa Skills Kit are not yet available in the UK.

Join FC Barcelona player Gerard Piqué April 18 for a live event on Twitch

FC Barcelona player Gerard Piqué will host a live Twitch broadcast on Monday, April 18 – 9 AM PDT, 6 PM CET.  During the live broadcast, Gerard Piqué will showcase his app Final Kick, which is available through the Amazon Underground program.

Score Yours: Free Alexa Dev T-shirt with “First 1000” Badge

We’ve made this month’s t-shirt even more collectible. To recognize your accomplishment of publishing one of the first 1,000 Alexa skills, we’ve added a new badge to the April t-shirt. Simply come up with an idea for a skill, create your next (or first) Alexa skill, and publish it by April 30.

Hackster.io Alexa Skills Contest

Hackster announced the Alexa Skill Contest to give developers like you a chance to connect your favorite hardware, IoT platform, and everyday life using Alexa. Hackster is a developer community dedicated to learning hardware and they’ve shared some pretty amazing projects using Alexa.

Creating Your First Alexa Smart Home Skill

We introduced the Smart Home Skill API as a new addition to the Alexa Skills Kit, which enables developers to add skills to Alexa. With this new API, you can teach Alexa how to control your own cloud-controlled lighting and thermostat devices. For example, customers can simply say, “Alexa, turn on the kitchen lights” or “Alexa, turn up the heat downstairs” and Alexa will communicate directly with your Smart Home device.

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April 06, 2016

Peter Heinrich

The Amazon Appstore has always persevered to make apps more discoverable and to get you more downloads. To align with this goal we’ve introduced a change that will help customers see the most relevant reviews; reviews that reflect your hard work in app updates and improvements.

Customer Reviews Are Now More Contextual

Today, we are happy to announce our newly enhanced Ratings and Reviews system. Going forward, customer ratings and reviews will be more app-specific, taking into consideration the device type and app version, which ensures that customers see the most accurate rating for your app.

Previously, customers who read reviews on their tablets or other devices saw reviews sorted by helpfulness; reviews that received the most votes. Now these top votes reviews for past versions will no longer surface above latest version reviews. Instead, customers will more easily see reviews for the actual version they are downloading. This means reviews that mention past bugs will rank lower than reviews for the latest version of your app. This new sorting process will be visible on Kindle Fire tablets and  for Android Apps first. We expect to launch it on Amazon.com, FireTV and in the Developer Portal shortly thereafter.

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April 04, 2016

Peter Heinrich

Here is a recap of new posts for the week of March 28th on the Amazon Developer Blog:

Developing Alexa Skills Locally with Node.js: Deploying Your Skill to Staging

We moved from the local deployment environment to staging where we test the skill in a simulator and on an Alexa-enabled device. To deploy your next Alexa skill, register the skill with the skill interface, configure the skill interface’s interaction model, then you configure an AWS Lambda instance that will run the skill service you deployed locally.

What’s going on in the financial market? Fidelity skill keeps you in the know.

Fidelity Investments built a voice experience with Alexa Skills Kit (ASK) to provide Echo users with real-time insights into market trends. Now, with the Fidelity skill, anyone with an Alexa-enabled device can get a market update or a quote for publicly listed companies by simply enabling the skill and then saying “Alexa, Ask Fidelity how [Company Name] is doing.”

New ASK Features: Standard Home Cards with Image Support

With Alexa Skills Kit (ASK), you can now embed images inside of Home Cards to make your cards more engaging. You’ll add images in a new type of Home Card that we are calling Standard. You simply provide the URLs to your images in addition to the title and text you provide for Simple and Link Account home cards.

Announcing the Amazon Mobile Ad Network (AMAN) Adapter for MoPub

We announced the launch of the Amazon Mobile Ad Network (AMAN) Adapter for MoPub. If you use MoPub to manage your ad monetization, it is now easier to add the Amazon Mobile Ad Network (AMAN) to your portfolio.

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

We launched a new fact skill template that makes it easy for developers or non-developers to create a skill similar to “Fact of the Day”, “Joke of the Day”, “Flash Cards” etc. The template leverages AWS Lambda and the Alexa Skills Kit, while providing the business logic, use cases, error handling and help functions for your skill.

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March 28, 2016

Peter Heinrich

Here is a recap of new posts for the week of March 21st on the Amazon Developer Blog:

Bloc Launches Alexa Project in Developer Bootcamps

We announced a collaboration between Bloc and Amazon Alexa. Bloc has been providing online coding bootcamps and mentor-led courses in design, web, and mobile development since 2011. Now Bloc students can learn about voice design and apply their knowledge by creating new Alexa skills.

Unity Announces Better Support for Fire OS at GDC

AT GDC, Unity reiterated their commitment to support publishing to Fire OS. It’s never been a better time to make Unity games for Fire OS and Amazon Appstore. To help get you started, we compiled some of the best blog posts we’ve published about using Unity from the past few months

Big Nerd Ranch Series: Developing Alexa Skills Locally with Node.js: Implementing an Intent with Alexa-app and Alexa-app-server

In our last post on building Alexa skills, we implemented a model that knows how to talk to the FAA. Now we’ll see how to hook it up to a new Alexa skill. We’ll be using alexa-app as a framework to build our skill, and alexa-app-server will allow us to test interacting with the skill locally.

Webinar: From Mobile to TV—Creating a Native Android Media Streaming App for Amazon Fire TV

You can still join Amazon’s Mario Viviani, Technology Evangelist, to learn how to bring your Android apps and games to the living room with Amazon Fire TV. For developers, Amazon Fire TV can help you increase your customer. Register for either the 7:00 AM PST or 1:00 PM PST webinar session on 3/31/2016.

Amazon Announces Significant Improvements to Alexa Voice Service, Provides More Functionality for Developers

We announced an important update to the Alexa Voice Service (AVS) that will enable you to enhance the user experience on your Alexa-enabled products. With this update, we are making architectural improvements that include updated APIs and message structures, Amazon Alexa App (iOS and Android) support and the ability to send server-initiated messages.

Join the Alexa Community on Hackster.io

With a community of more than 100,000 developers, makers, and entrepreneurs, Hackster.io enables users to showcase their portfolio, gather feedback on projects, and learn more about internet-connected hardware. Now, users can add Amazon Echo, Alexa Voice Service, and Alexa Skills Kit tags to their projects to be featured on the Amazon Alexa page on Hackster.

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March 21, 2016

Peter Heinrich

Here is a recap of new posts for the week of March 14th on the Amazon Apps & Services Blog:

Join the Amazon Appstore Team in London

Amazon Appstore is growing our UK team. We invite you to learn more about the marketing, technical, and business development roles available in our central London office. We are hiring for the following positions: Online & Content Marketing Manager, Senior Business Development Manager, Solutions Architect, Senior Marketing Manager and Head of Site Merchandizing.

Interstitial Ad Placements Now Available with Advertise Your App

We are excited to announce that you can now drive app installs with new interstitial ad placements. Advertise Your App provides two interstitial ad templates: Medium Rectangle and Full Screen Image. Both templates are responsive and will expand to match the size of any mobile device’s screen.

SDKBOX Launches Amazon In-App Purchasing Support for Cocos Developers

SDKBOX launched Amazon In-App Purchasing (IAP) within its revolutionary live game operations platform. With this announcement, Cocos developers will be able to enable frictionless Amazon payment options such as in-game currency, expansion packs, upgrades, and more for purchase within apps.

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March 14, 2016

Peter Heinrich

Here is a recap of new posts for the week of March 7th on the Amazon Apps & Services Blog:

Recurring Campaigns Now Available on Advertise Your App

You can now create recurring campaigns for your Advertise Your App ads. A recurring campaign will continue to run until it is manually stopped by you and drives an “Always On” user acquisition strategy. You can also choose to select the "set cost-per-download limit" option.

Goat Simulator Makes More Money on Amazon Underground in December than on Any Other Android Platform

Coffee Stain Studios game Goat Simulator, available on Amazon Underground, more than doubled their revenue on Amazon in the first 5 months, and in December, they made more revenue in Amazon than on any other Android platform.

Gerard Piqué’s Final Kick Sees Over 1500% More Revenue in Amazon Underground

Gerard Piqué’s game Final Kick saw a 1500% increase in revenue in Amazon Underground and recorded more downloads since launching in Amazon Underground in August 2015. We recently sat down with Piqué to learn about Final Kick and how they have seen an increase in downloads and revenue since launching in Amazon Underground.

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March 07, 2016

Peter Heinrich

Here is a recap of new posts for the week of February 29th on the Amazon Apps & Services Blog:

Alexa Available on Two More Devices: Meet Echo Dot and Amazon Tap

We brought Alexa to more devices with our two new additions—Echo Dot and Amazon Tap. Echo Dot is a hands-free, voice-controlled device that uses the same far-field voice recognition as Amazon Echo and Amazon Tap is a portable Bluetooth and Wi-Fi enabled speaker that gives you rich, full-range sound.

Data as a Force of Good in Game Design

The word “analytics” can be scary for many developers. Garnett explained how you can use data in the three phases of a game’s lifespan—to synchronize your creative with players during preproduction, to respond to any connectivity failures during active development and to ensure great design for your game post-launch.

Big Nerd Ranch Series: Developing Alexa Skills Locally with Node.js: Setting up Your Local Environment

While building your Alexa skill, there are benefits to set up a local environment over testing on a live serve. One benefit being that you gain access to the debugger and the stack trace, and you can quickly test changes without uploading files to a remote server, cutting down your iteration time.

Indie Game Competitions: New Delights from Old Mechanics

Out of all the good games at the Indie Prize showcase in Amsterdam, Mike Hines shared why After Loop and Steam Panic were the two that stood out the most. These two games show that it is still possible to take existing (and nearly worn out) game mechanics and put them together in a way that creates something unique, beautiful and fun to play.

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February 29, 2016

Peter Heinrich

Here is a recap of new posts for the week of February 22nd on the Amazon Apps & Services Blog:

New ASK Features: Extensible Built-In Types

Alexa announced new features—extensive built-in slots which you can utilize along with your own custom slots when creating an interaction model for your Alexa skill. Custom slots provide the ability to add custom values for items that are not covered by Amazon’s built-in slot types. By using built-in and custom slot you can drastically reduce number of sample utterances you need to provide, and increase the overall accuracy of Alexa’s speech recognition.

Automating Unity Builds with Advanced Builder for Amazon Underground

You can now automate your Unity builds using the Advanced Builder for Amazon Underground. It will help you not only automate your different builds but also lets you write a custom build script to change out icons based on whether it’s an Underground version or a standard one. Advanced Builder is paid plugin on the Unity Asset store that allows you to set up individual builds based on target platforms and automate a lot of the tedious build steps.

Webinar: From Idea to Appstore—Building Successful Cross Platform Games

Jesse Freeman hosted a webinar this past week to teach everything you need to know from game ideation to Appstore publishing. This webinar was a preview of some of the material we will be presenting at GDC at our Amazon Developer Day.

Amazon Appstore Developer Summit London 2015—Free Video Training

Amazon Appstore evangelists animated a very successful developer-focused conference: The Amazon Appstore Developer Summit 2015, which took place at CodeNode in London. The Summit focused around unique insights into the Amazon Appstore ecosystem, emerging user interfaces and devices that are driving new user behaviors and new business models like Amazon Underground and Merch.

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