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October 17, 2018

Jennifer King

Jeff Bolton has a catalog of 88 Alexa skills. When in-skill purchasing became available, he saw an even greater opportunity to monetize his popular skills by delivering premium experiences.

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September 19, 2018

Jennifer King

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Designing for voice is different from designing for screens; therefore, developers looking to build for voice can start by embracing a set of design principles that are unique to voice-first interactions. Here we cover four design patterns to keep in mind.

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September 13, 2018

Jennifer King

With over 30 published skills and 200,000 active monthly users, there’s no doubt Gal Shenar has cracked the code for building highly engaging Alexa skills. When Amazon introduced in-skill purchasing, Shenar saw even greater opportunity to monetize his skills.

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September 06, 2018

Jennifer King

Storyline makes skill building accessible to everyone, no matter their technical background or voice design experience. Here we share the three best types of skills you can build with Storyline and some examples.

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August 15, 2018

Jennifer King

Adva Levin, founder of Pretzel Labs and winner of the Alexa Skills Challenge: Kids, shares tips for building an engaging persona for your voice-first experience.

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August 06, 2018

Jennifer King

Gal Shenar, founder of Stoked Skills and creator of popular skills like Escape the Room and Wordplay, shares best practices for building highly engaging Alexa skills.

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July 26, 2018

Jennifer King

Storyline CEO Vasili Shynkarenka shares some best practices for picking a solid skill invocation name. Learn why the best invocation names are searchable, simple, and explicit and how to create a memorable invocation name of your own.

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June 27, 2018

Jennifer King

Volley founders Max Child and James Wilsterman never expected to have the top-rated games in the Alexa Skills Store. But they knew that monetization was the next step to growing their business. And that meant creating premium experiences to sell to customers.

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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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May 16, 2018

Jennifer King

By integrating the Alexa Skills Management API (SMAPI) into Storyline, users can create, test, publish, and update their skills, without ever leaving Storyline’s drag-and-drop interface.

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