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February 07, 2019

Brian Crum

Only one year after introducing the first generation Wyze Cam, Wyze Labs has introduced new cameras, new features, added Alexa connectivity, and achieved Works with Alexa (WWA) certification – helping them to achieve their goal of selling 1 million devices in its first year.

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January 31, 2019

Aaron Tang

In this post, we’ll dive deep into the requirements for test account credentials as it is a certification requirement that you can easily check off and will help your skill get through certification quickly.

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December 19, 2018

Lisa Mohanty

Echo Wall Clock

To illustrate how you can build your own Alexa Gadget, we will share how the Alexa Gadgets Toolkit was used to build Echo Wall Clock. Amazon built Echo Wall Clock for Echo device owners who enjoy using timers, alarms and reminders as a part of their daily routines.

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December 19, 2018

Paul Cutsinger

2018 has been a big year for Alexa, and as we look back we are humbled and inspired by what our Alexa developer community has done to make Alexa smarter, more useful, more fun, and more engaging for customers.

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December 13, 2018

Brian Crum

We are excited to announce the Security Panel Controller API, enabling your customers to control their security systems via Alexa-enabled devices.

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November 20, 2018

Brian Crum

We are excited to announce the new Works with Alexa (WWA) console (beta), which provides a streamlined experience to help you achieve WWA certification for your smart devices.

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September 20, 2018

Mike Maas

Today we announced two important updates to the Smart Home Skill API, available today in preview to developers in the US, which let you extend voice control to any device—from the simplest wall plug to the most complex appliance—and to any feature of your device.

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September 20, 2018

Ben McInnis

Today, we are excited to announce the Alexa Connect Kit (Preview), or ACK. ACK is a new way for device makers to connect devices to Alexa without worrying about managing cloud services, writing an Alexa skill, or developing complex networking and security firmware.

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September 18, 2018

Caroline Pan

Alexa Gadgets Toolkit

We’re excited to announce the Alexa Gadgets Toolkit (Beta), allowing you to build your very own Alexa Gadgets — fun and delightful accessories that pair to compatible Echo devices via Bluetooth.

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