We’re excited to share that Intel has announced the Intel® Speech Enabling Developer Kit, designed for device makers to quickly bring new Alexa-enabled products to market. This is the first solution that combines far-field voice processing and "Alexa" wake word detection on a single chip.[Read More]
October 18, 2017Rupa Patel
We’re highlighting apps that have invested time developing strong themes, beautiful artwork and a wealth of assets. When you’ve put this much energy into your app, make sure its protected from anyone from who might try to profit off your labor and ingenuity.[Read More]
University students, it’s game time! Would you like to add voice to your favorite game? Do you have an idea for an all-new game? We invite you to put your creative energy to work and build a gaming skill for the Alexa gaming challenge.
The grand prize winner will receive $1,000 and an Amazon Echo. And the top two finalists will receive $300 each.[Read More]
Have you been too busy this fall to keep up with us at the Amazon Appstore? We've been busy too, with releasing differeent products to delight our customers and developers from our new Vungle SDK, to the new Amazon Fire TV and Fire HD 10 tablet.[Read More]
Walter Quesada says he has been “obsessed with building for voice” ever since the Amazon Echo was first released.
“Ever since Amazon Echo came out, I’ve been learning about ways it can fit into different scenarios, both in my professional life and in my free time,” says Quesada.[Read More]
We're excited to highlight the first broadly available dev kit for AVS with a production-ready SoC, voice input processor, and a device application built with the AVS Device SDK: The Synaptics AudioSmart 2-Mic Development Kit for AVS with NXP SoC.[Read More]
October 13, 2017Rupa Patel
Apps that don’t have a target audience can fall into the trap of trying to be everything to everyone. This often creates a product that has a tough time standing out or appealing to any particular subset of users. That can mean missed opportunities for downloads.[Read More]
Many Alexa skill builders use AWS Lambda to build the backend for their custom Alexa skills. If you have wondered why Lambda is such as great match for custom skills, let me tell you four benefits of using AWS Lambda.[Read More]
We expanded Music Service Provider support in our AVS Device SDK v1.1 update to include TuneIn, Pandora, SiriusXM, and Amazon Music. The SDK update also added support for Audible, Kindle Books, new capability agents to control playback, parse playlists, and manage alerts.[Read More]