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August 23, 2017

Aaron Tang

Since we introduced Echo Show, developers have been optimizing their Alexa skills to create experiences that deliver new ways for customers to interact across voice and graphical user interfaces. Follow our tips to avoid common certification issues on Alexa skills intended for Echo Show.

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July 05, 2017

Aaron Tang

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Last year, we introduced the Flash Briefing Skill API in October 2016 to enable you to add content feeds to flash briefing on Alexa in the form of pre-recorded audio and text-to-speech (TTS). Since then, we have seen a steady increase in the number of flash briefing skill submissions. To help you...

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May 23, 2017

Aaron Tang

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With the increased popularity of Alexa-compatible smart home devices, we’ve seen a surge in the number of smart home skill submissions. In this post, we’ll highlight key requirements, common issues we’re seeing, and helpful reference material for skills implemented using the Smart Home Skill API.

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May 19, 2017

Aaron Tang

Customers expect a delightful experience on Alexa, and it is our top priority to maintain that experience. With that in mind, today we are clarifying our policy on advertising in Alexa skills.

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April 14, 2017

Aaron Tang

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As we’ve shared before, the majority of skills submitted for certification run into a handful of the same issues. Incorrect example phrases are the most common reason submitted skills fail certification. To help you avoid this issue, let's recap the key requirements of example phrases.

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March 16, 2017

Aaron Tang

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The Alexa skills catalog is home to more than 10,000 skills thanks to our amazing developer community. As most you know, every Alexa skill submitted to Amazon undergoes a certification process prior to being published in our public catalog.

To help you navigate the certification process, let me share its main purpose and requirements, the top issues we're seeing, and some helpful reference material. 

All certified skills meet our requirements for policy, security, functionality, and voice interface and user experience. These certification requirements help us maintain a high quality bar for our catalog. It also ensures that the third-party skills our customers consume on Alexa-enabled devices are safe and work well.

These certification requirements are specified in our technical documentation and certification checklist. We encourage you to save this link and reference it often as you develop your skills and prepare to submit them to Amazon. Doing this should...

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