Amazon Developer Blogs

Amazon Developer Blogs

June 08, 2018

Nate Schulz

Don't Cut That Wire Teardown

Learn what makes Echo Buttons skills engaging for Alexa players in this skill teardown.

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June 08, 2018

Emily Esposito Fulkerson

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With benefits like increasing user engagement and retention, it may be an easy decision to incorporate organized competition in your mobile game. But it’s harder to know where to start.
 

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June 08, 2018

Jennifer King

Jess Williams and Oscar Merry designed their first Alexa skill for Echo Show and won the $7,500 cash prize for Best Skill Designed for Echo Show in the Alexa Skills Challenge: Kids.

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June 08, 2018

Young-Bum Kim

Amazon science leader Young-Bum Kim describes the HypRank neural model, which performs the second step in the two-step process that Alexa uses to select the best skill to handle a given utterance.

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June 07, 2018

Paul Cutsinger

The final post in our series covers another key voice design principle, which is to make your interactions relatable to your customers.

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June 07, 2018

Emily Esposito Fulkerson

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Today, we are excited to introduce Amazon Fire TV Cube, a hands-free 4K Ultra HD streaming media player with Alexa, allowing you to control your TV from across the room.

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June 07, 2018

Young-Bum Kim

Amazon science leader Young-Bum Kim describes the Shortlister neural model, which performs the first step in the two-step process that Alexa uses to select the best skill to handle a given utterance.

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June 05, 2018

Noemie Cornu

Amazon today announced that Alexa, the brain that powers the Echo family of devices, is coming to France, along with three Alexa-enabled devices: Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, and Echo Spot.

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June 05, 2018

Ted Karczewski

We're excited to share that we're updating the Alexa Voice Service to bring French-language Alexa experiences to customers in France. Device makers can soon access the French language models in the cloud using the AVS Device SDK and APIs.

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June 05, 2018

Guest Blogger

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It's easy to create basic game art. The next step is to add proper lighting, textures, and details. Whether you want to draw rocks, some foliage, or a giant robot, there’s a trick for every effect. Let's dive right in and have a look at different shapes, colors, textures, and other details!

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