Here’s what you missed last week on the Amazon Developer blog:
A few months ago we introduced Flask-Ask, a new Python framework for rapid Alexa skill development created by Alexa Champion John Wheeler. John shares how you can deploy your Alexa skills built with Flask-Ask to AWS Lambda in this technical tutorial.
Part of the fun with Train Jam is that you never know when you are going to get a decent network signal. This year, there wasn’t one for the entirety of the trip—at least for Amazon Solutions Architect Eric Choy. Read Eric’s full experience recap of Train Jam.
The formula for an effective push notification strategy involves adding personal elements to your messages and strategically timing its delivery for maximum impact, but oftentimes the hardest part is the writing process itself. Read more for tips and tricks for finding and keeping creative inspiration.
Amazon is excited to announce the Alexa Fund Fellowship, a new program to support universities and researchers focused on transformative voice technologies such as text-to-speech (TTS), natural language understanding (NLU), automatic speech recognition (ASR), and conversational artificial intelligence (AI).
Power users are players who are passionate about the content you’ve created, and typically generate the majority of revenue for mobile games. Peter Heinrich analyzes their spending patterns and provides suggestions for better understanding your power users.
Now that Amazon Echo and Echo Dot devices are available in Germany, developers can reach even more customers with their Alexa skills. With the Alexa Skills Kit (ASK), developers can reach a new audience by building German-speaking skills.
What started as a fun project turned into a business opportunity for two German entrepreneurs. Read this case study on how two brothers created an app for tracking football scores for Alexa.
Alexa is happy to announce lock control query, a new feature in the Smart Home Skill API is now available in the US, with support for the UK and Germany coming soon. This feature simplifies development efforts by enabling specific voice interactive experiences under the new Alexa.ConnectedHome.Query namespace.
2016 was a record-setting year for mobile app and game downloads and consumer spending. App Annie shares the top 2016 trends for app and game development and what lies ahead for 2017.
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