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July 15, 2019

Aaron Tang

In-skill purchasing (ISP) lets you sell premium content such as game features and interactive stories with a custom interaction model. Buying in-skill products should be seamless to a customer. Following the tips in this blog will help you achieve that experience.

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January 31, 2019

Aaron Tang

In this post, we’ll dive deep into the requirements for test account credentials as it is a certification requirement that you can easily check off and will help your skill get through certification quickly.

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October 19, 2018

Aaron Tang

Every developer who submits a skill for certification has the opportunity to share feedback via a survey we send with their certification results. Based on the results of this survey, we’ve identified a few common certification pain points that are relatively easy to avoid.

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February 21, 2018

Aaron Tang

To drive ongoing engagement with your flash briefing skill, it’s important to continually update and maintain your skill’s content. Follow the tips below to provide a great customer experience by avoiding some of the most common pitfalls with maintaining flash briefing skills.

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November 06, 2017

Aaron Tang

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Alexa Skills Kit announced support for Kid Skills in August. To help ensure a smooth certification process, please follow the certification tips and best practices we’ve outlined in this blog. These recommendations are based on common issues we've see developers face when building kid skills.

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August 23, 2017

Aaron Tang

Since we introduced Echo Show, developers have been optimizing their Alexa skills to create experiences that deliver new ways for customers to interact across voice and graphical user interfaces. Follow our tips to avoid common certification issues on Alexa skills intended for Echo Show.

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July 05, 2017

Aaron Tang

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Last year, we introduced the Flash Briefing Skill API in October 2016 to enable you to add content feeds to flash briefing on Alexa in the form of pre-recorded audio and text-to-speech (TTS). Since then, we have seen a steady increase in the number of flash briefing skill submissions. To help you...

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May 23, 2017

Aaron Tang

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With the increased popularity of Alexa-compatible smart home devices, we’ve seen a surge in the number of smart home skill submissions. In this post, we’ll highlight key requirements, common issues we’re seeing, and helpful reference material for skills implemented using the Smart Home Skill API.

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May 19, 2017

Aaron Tang

Customers expect a delightful experience on Alexa, and it is our top priority to maintain that experience. With that in mind, today we are clarifying our policy on advertising in Alexa skills.

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April 14, 2017

Aaron Tang

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As we’ve shared before, the majority of skills submitted for certification run into a handful of the same issues. Incorrect example phrases are the most common reason submitted skills fail certification. To help you avoid this issue, let's recap the key requirements of example phrases.

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