Here is a recap of new posts for the week of August 22nd on the Amazon Developer Blog:
Coding Smart Home Skill Adapter Directives Using Node.js
J. Michael Palemo walks through the fundamentals of the directive language—the communication protocol used between your skill adapter and the Smart Home Skill API— and how to develop a smart home skill adapter from scratch using Node.js.
Building Retroids with GameMaker: Studio – Part 1
In his first post in a multi-part series, Jon Pulsipher chronicles his journey using GameMaker: Studio to build a new game, Retroids, for Amazon Fire tablets and Amazon Fire TV devices. Stay tuned for the next installment in his series.
Developer Spotlight: How One Developer’s Passion Project Led to Lexi, the Alexa-Enabled Mobile App
Thaddeus Ternes, a veteran iOS app developer, decided to build a mobile prototype for himself as a way to interact with Alexa before buying an Echo. What started off as a personal project quickly turned into an app his friends and professional network wanted to test out and buy—Lexi.
Appstore Posts Editors’ Choices, Game of the Week
Contributing editors from Appstore Posts—a companion blog designed to help consumers (and developers!) find future classics—highlighted another great batch of their favorite Amazon Appstore mobile games. This week’s top pick: Vainglory.
New Alexa Skills Kit (ASK) Feature: Audio Streaming in Alexa Skills
We launched a new Alexa Skill Kit feature—streaming audio support for Alexa skills including playback controls. This means you can easily create skills that play audio content like podcasts, news stories, and live streams.
Webinar: What’s Working in Merch by Amazon
Join Mike Hines on Tuesday August 30th to learn how to find success while connecting with your fans using Merch by Amazon. Reserve your spot today to learn how to profit from your IP with Merch by Amazon.
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