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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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May 16, 2018

Jennifer King

Adva Levin isn’t your typical Alexa skill developer. In fact, she isn’t a developer at all. Yet Levin’s first Alexa skill called Kids Court won the $20,000 Grand Prize plus a $5,000 Finalist Prize in the Alexa Skills Challenge: Kids.

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April 25, 2018

Jennifer King

With more than 30 published Alexa skills in less than 12 months, Shenar has “cracked the code” for building top-earning skills and offers some pointers on how others can too.

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April 20, 2018

Jennifer King

David Markey built his first custom skill in only one day. Within a month of launching his second skill, he had earned almost $1,500 in Alexa Developer Rewards.

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April 10, 2018

Jennifer King

Oscar Merry may have studied aviation software in university, but it was building for voice that have made his career really soar. An Alexa Champion, Merry has already built a three-pronged career in voice and earned money through Alexa Developer Rewards.

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March 20, 2018

Jennifer King

As the Director of Platforms for a startup called Stop, Breathe & Think, Paul Wehner has been able to bring the power of meditation to the masses with voice and make enough money through the Alexa Developer Rewards program to scale and enhance his company’s skills.

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