Amazon Developer Blogs

Amazon Developer Blogs

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March 19, 2018

Reggie Martin


Today we announced Amazon GameOn, a cross-platform, competitive gaming service for developers. GameOn is a set of flexible APIs that allow you to easily build cross-platform competitions into your games, allowing your players to compete for real-world prizes fulfilled by Amazon.

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March 15, 2018

Brian Crum

We’re thrilled to announce the Alexa Skills Challenge: Life Hacks with Devpost, an opportunity for you to publish a stellar Alexa skill that customers will love for a chance to win your share of cash and prizes up to $250,000.

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March 13, 2018

Noemie Cornu

Today, we’re excited to announce that developers can start building experiences for customers in France using the Alexa Skills Kit. Skills that developers create now will be available for customers when Alexa launches in France later this year.

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March 02, 2018

Shiraz Datta


The ASK sound library makes it easy for you to create an engaging customer experience by adding unique sounds to your skill. The library provides hundreds of sounds from 14 categories including ambiance, cartoon, home, nature, and transportation, among others.

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February 26, 2018

Siva Rajaraman


We are in the process of revamping the app submission experience on our developer portal. Part one of this revamp is focused on improving the multimedia assets upload experience and how you add app descriptions.

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February 26, 2018

Rachel Bennett




Today, the most prevalent Alexa-enabled products sit on a surface in the room. In the future, device makers will take a more seamless approach, moving voice control to the edges of the room. The new XMOS VocalFusion Stereo Dev Kit for AVS is designed for these heightened requirements.

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February 16, 2018

Akersh Srivastava

We’re excited to announce our next eight cities for Alexa Dev Days, a series of free, interactive events from Amazon. Register now to reserve your spot.

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February 14, 2018

Tom George


Starting today, Alexa and Echo devices are available to all customers in India. Customers can now order an Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Plus, and Harman Kardon Allure from and start enabling Alexa skills. Customers can explore from over 12,000 skills in the India Alexa Skills Store.

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January 31, 2018

Ted Karczewski

We are excited to accelerate Alexa momentum today by opening up the Alexa Voice Service to all third-party device makers building products for customers in Australia and New Zealand. This launch follows up on the November 2017 release of the Alexa Skills Kit for these regions.

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January 25, 2018

Max Amordeluso


Amazon is happy to announce that Alexa, the brain behind Amazon Echo and other third-party Alexa-enabled devices, is coming to Ireland. Starting today, Irish customers can purchase Amazon Echo, Echo Plus and Echo Dot from

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