When fans of University of California, Irvine’s Anteaters want the latest news on their team, they simply ask Alexa. UCI’s Alexa skill delivers game results, team updates, and special announcements whenever fans ask. Read more on UCI's journey to delivering engaging experiences to students and fans using the Alexa Skills Kit (ASK).
In 2014, Laundrapp started taking orders for laundry and dry-cleaning pickups in London. Just three years later, Laundrapp now provides on-demand laundry service to customers in over a hundred cities across the UK, seven days a week. Things got even easier when Laundrapp added the Laundrapp custom skill for Alexa, a voice-activated laundry service. Laundrapp customers can now simply ask Alexa to take care of their dirty laundry, hands-free. See how Laundrapp brought their voice-activated laundry service to life with Alexa Skills Kit (ASK).
Alexa is excited to announce that we are sharing our high-performance, far-field voice processing solution with third-party device manufacturers. The Amazon Alexa 7-Mic Far-Field Dev Kit includes the same 7-microphone circular array found in the Amazon Echo and Amazon technology for wake word recognition, beam forming, noise reduction, echo cancellation, and sample client code for communication with the Alexa Voice Service (AVS). With this release, it will be easier for commercial device manufacturers to build and launch far-field products with Alexa by reducing development time and cost.
To help ensure your app delights new users at launch and beyond, the Amazon Appstore team compiled our top tips for the final testing stage: Betas and User Acceptance Testing (UAT). Our latest eBook details everything you need to know about putting your app into the hands of actual users before you launch it to a broader audience. To learn more about incorporating user acceptance testing and beta testing practices into your app development strategy, download a complimentary copy of the new eBook today.
Incorrect example phrases are the most common reason for submitted Alexa skills to fail certification. To help you avoid this issue, check out the Alexa team's recap of the key requirements of example phrases and learn best practices before submitting your skill.
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