Amazon Developer Blogs

Amazon Developer Blogs

Showing posts by Brian Crum

October 11, 2018

Brian Crum

Today, we are happy to announce new doorbell APIs for smart home cameras and doorbells, unlocking new customer scenarios in home automation and monitoring.

[Read More]

August 28, 2018

Brian Crum

We’re excited to announce that contact and motion sensors can now be connected to Alexa, and that updates from sensors can now activate Alexa Routines, unlocking new customer scenarios in home automation, monitoring, and control.

[Read More]

August 16, 2018

Brian Crum

Today, we are excited to announce the addition of the Cameras Recap API to the Smart Home Skill API so that your smart home camera skill can enable customers to view recorded smart home camera video feeds on Echo Show, Echo Spot, Fire TV, and Fire Tablets.

[Read More]

July 30, 2018

Brian Crum

We are excited to announce proactive discovery and endpoint management, an addition to the Alexa Discovery APIs that allows customers to seamlessly update and maintain their devices and scenes with less direct interaction.

[Read More]

July 19, 2018

Brian Crum

If you build lights, locks, or in-wall switches with Zigbee and certify with the Zigbee Alliance, you can easily add voice control with Alexa, and reach and delight more customers.

[Read More]

June 29, 2018

Brian Crum

With a grand prize of $20,000, five bonus prizes of $5,000 each, a $5,000 prize for each of the 10 finalists, and an Echo Dot for each of the hundreds of eligible participants – thousands of developers registered for the Alexa Skills Challenge: Life Hacks with their eyes on the prize. 

[Read More]

June 20, 2018

Brian Crum

Amazon recently introduced Fire TV Cube, the first 4K Ultra HD streaming media player with hands-free Alexa built-in that enables customers to easily control their TV from across the room. Now, you can enhance your skill’s experience on Fire TV Cube and other Echo devices with screens.

[Read More]

June 19, 2018

Brian Crum

Today we’re excited to announce Alexa for Hospitality, a new experience offered by invitation to hoteliers that brings the simplicity and convenience of Alexa to hotels, vacation rentals, and other hospitality locations.

[Read More]

June 15, 2018

Brian Crum

We’ve vetted hundreds of submissions designed to make everyday tasks faster, easier, and more delightful. We tracked new habits. We kept to a budget (finally!). We enjoyed moments of mindfulness. And after much deliberation, we’ve narrowed down the 10 finalists.

[Read More]

April 19, 2018

Brian Crum

Amazon today introduced Alexa Skill Blueprints, a new way to create your own personalized skills and responses for Alexa. Using a set of easy-to-use templates, anyone can create customized experiences for Alexa within minutes.

[Read More]