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February 20, 2017

Jen Gilbert

Guest post by Tom Hudson; Tech Director @thirteen23. Tom writes about new and emerging platforms and other tech-related stuff.


When I started my job as Technical Director at thirteen23, the owner Doug Cook and I were sitting in a room chatting about projects. At some point during the meeting he said “Alexa, is it still raining outside?” Uh what!? Previous to this I had never seen or heard of an Amazon Echo. Somehow I completely missed it. Needless to say, after the meeting I went back to my computer and immediately bought one. Since then I’ve been hooked on it, writing custom skills and taking advantage of all the integrations. I wrote a 3-part series on my experience building Alexa skills, and thirteen23 has played around with custom integrations such as controls for connected speaker systems. 

In a couple of months my coworker Nikki Clark and I will be teaching a workshop at SXSW 2017 on how to design for and build an Alexa skill. If you’re in Austin this March for the SXSW Interactive Festival, you should sign up!

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August 22, 2014

David Isbitski

Are you a C# developer looking to publish your apps and games across multiple mobile platforms?  Did you know that Xamarin fully supports Amazon’s growing ecosystem of devices including Kindle Fire tablets, Fire TV and Fire phone.  With over 240,000+ apps available Amazon Appstore selection has nearly tripled over the past year, and since Fire phone launched, the rate of app submissions to the Amazon Appstore has more than doubled.


Now is the time!  Using the same C# language you love and the power of Xamarin you can reach hundreds of millions of potential new Amazon customers.  Come join us at Xamarin Evolve this October and see firsthand the latest AWS mobile services and ecosystem of devices from Amazon.  Learn about native Amazon Fire Phone, Fire TV, and Kindle Fire Apps with Xamarin, how to quickly use Xamarin to run your apps and games on Amazon devices and tips on noticed in the Amazon Appstore.

Register now to get your ticket to mobile expertise with Amazon Web Services and the Amazon Fire line of devices at Xamarin Evolve 2014.  See you October 6th in Atlanta!

-Dave (@TheDaveDev)