In honor of Alexa’s 5th birthday, we asked a few skill developers to share their reflections on voice and what it’s been like building with Alexa over the last several years.[Read More]
There are Alexa skills that help with navigation, parking, gas, roadside assistance, and keep you entertained while you are on the go.[Read More]
When building for voice, speed matters. When you speak to a friend you typically expect a fast response back which reassures you that your friend is listening and engaged in your conversation. Similarly, when customers talk to Alexa, they expect her to respond quickly.[Read More]
Welcome to Part 4 in our series on designing skills with in-skill purchasing (ISP)! Today we’ll discuss how to create smooth transactions and transitions in your skill's purchase experience.
Having fresh and customized content goes a long way in keeping customers engaged with your skill. Using Amazon S3 like a relational database provides an easy way to include fresh and dynamic content in your skill.[Read More]
Today, we are excited to announce that you can start building skills using Alexa Presentation Language (APL) on the Echo Dot with clock, one of Amazon’s newest Echo devices. With this new capability, APL can be used to build visual experiences on a new class of devices with character-based displays.[Read More]
CLI profiles are a great way to help you manage your identities and credentials when you work on multiple projects with different accounts. Learn how to use profiles to simplify switching between identities.[Read More]