Here is a recap of new posts for the week of September 12th on the Amazon Developer Blog:
Announcing the Winners of the Internet of Voice Challenge
The Internet of Voice Challenge on Hackster.io has officially come to a close and we were impressed with how developers connected Alexa with Raspberry Pi. Kudos to Terren Peterson—who developed Roxie the Voice-Activated Pitching Machine—for winning the first place.
Building Retroids with GameMaker – Part 4: Fire TV Remote and Controller Selection
In part 4 of this series, Jon Pulsipher walks through setting up your Amazon Fire TV game for use with the Fire TV remote and how to select the current control in a one player game.
Announcing the Alexa Winner of the hack.guides() Tutorial Contest
Hack.guides() Tutorial Contest is over and the winner tutorial is “Control your fish tank from anywhere in the world with Alexa voice control”. This tutorial did a great job of breaking down components into separate sections and including videos to show the results of testing each piece of the solution.
Alexa and Amazon Echo Now Available in the UK and Germany
Amazon launched Alexa, Echo, and the all-new Echo Dot in the UK and Germany. Developers and hardware makers around the world can now create Alexa skills for UK and German customers with the Alexa Skills Kit (ASK) or integrate Alexa into their hardware with the Alexa Voice Service (AVS) starting in early 2017.
How to Build a Multi-Language Alexa Skill
With Alexa and Echo in the UK and Germany, Alexa is now multi-lingual. Watch this tutorial that shows you how to deliver the right content to your customers in each of the supported regions—all from a single code base.
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