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June 18, 2018

Sebastien Stormacq

Today, we announced that Amazon Alexa and Alexa-enabled devices are coming to Spain later this year. Starting today, you can use the Alexa Skills Kit (ASK) to build skills for customers in Spain using the new Spanish language model.

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June 18, 2018

Sebastien Stormacq

Today, we announced that Amazon Alexa and Alexa-enabled devices are coming to Italy later this year. Starting today, you can use the Alexa Skills Kit (ASK) to build skills for customers in Italy using the new Italian language model.

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June 18, 2018

Jeff Blankenburg

Learn why it's a good best practice for all of your skill responses to be crisp and how you can ensure your skill passes the “one breath test.”

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June 13, 2018

Leu Teck Chung

Learn how to add touch control support for your audio skills on Echo Show and Echo Spot.

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June 12, 2018

Suhem Parack

To help you start building skills for Echo devices with screens, we developed a new sample fact skill called Airplane Facts. In this post, we will walk you through the sample skill and provide a deep dive on building voice-first skills.

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June 08, 2018

Nate Schulz

Don't Cut That Wire Teardown

Learn what makes Echo Buttons skills engaging for Alexa players in this skill teardown.

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June 07, 2018

Paul Cutsinger

The final post in our series covers another key voice design principle, which is to make your interactions relatable to your customers.

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June 04, 2018

Jeff Blankenburg

Sometimes an Alexa skill needs to present the customer with choices. When you’re building this response into your skill, it’s important to think about what you are asking your customer for, and how they might respond.

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June 02, 2018

Paul Cutsinger

In order to enable conversational, freeform voice-first interactions, it's important to present all available options at the top level. Learn how to design your voice user interface in a way that reduces cognitive load on your customers.

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May 31, 2018

Amit Jotwani

We recently released version two of the ASK SDK for Node.js, which introduced a fresh approach to handling requests and responses. Here we show you the ins and outs of the new SDK by providing a step-by-step code overview of the new request handling features.

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