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November 29, 2018

Jennifer King

Using the Alexa Presentation Language, Steven Arkonovich has created a more engaging voice-first experience and optimized his skill for tens of millions Alexa-enabled devices with screens. Get inspired by his story and learn more about the Alexa Presentation Language.

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November 27, 2018

Jennifer King

After adding in-skill purchasing to his popular sleep sounds skills, Nick Schwab says the customer response has been overwhelmingly positive—up to 30% of customers who are offered his free trial subscription sign up, and more than 90% of free trials convert to paid subscriptions.

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November 23, 2018

Jennifer King

With zero coding experience, John Gillilan never expected to find life-changing success building Alexa skills. Learn more about this avid Alexa user became an Alexa Champion and learned to build award-winning Alexa skills.

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November 13, 2018

Jennifer King

With over 60,000 active monthly users, Big Sky has earned Steven Arkonovich both income and publicity. But when in-skill purchasing became available, he saw the opportunity to build a sustainable revenue stream by selling  premium, personalized content to customers.

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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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