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October 16, 2017

Martha Kang

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.

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October 09, 2017

Rita Auta

 

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Martin King, technical lead at Casual Arts, explains how life has changed for the team since their winning the UK Developer Spotlight (an indie featuring initiative on Amazon Appstore). Casual Arts specialise in hidden object games.

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October 09, 2017

Martha Kang

Sam Machin is a self-taught developer who started tinkering with voice in the early days of the Alexa Voice Service (AVS), which enables developers to integrate Alexa directly into their connected products.

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October 02, 2017

Rita Auta

The Amazon Appstore Spotlight is back, just in time for new customers unwrapping their new Fire devices this December.

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September 27, 2017

Martha Kang

“The announcement of Amazon Echo in Germany offered us a wonderful opportunity to gain experience with Alexa and voice technology,” says Hannes Hegewald, product manager at Kitchen Stories.

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September 27, 2017

Martha Kang

„Der Launch von Amazon Echo in Deutschland hat uns die wunderbare Möglichkeit geboten, mehr über Alexa und Voice Technologie zu lernen,“ sagt Hannes Hegewald, Produktmanager bei Kitchen Stories.

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September 15, 2017

Martha Kang

Alexa Champion April L. Hamilton has been building Alexa skills since the Alexa Skills Kit became available in 2015. As one of the original Alexa developers, Hamilton created two of the first skills released for the Echo.

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September 11, 2017

Martha Kang

Logitech built a smart home skill for Alexa to work with its Harmony remotes. Customers say simple commands, such as “Alexa, turn on the TV,” or “Alexa, play a DVD,” and Alexa sends the request to the Harmony skill.

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August 31, 2017

Martha Kang

Nickelodeon's skill places kids behind the counter at the Krusty Krab diner to take orders they then have to remember. The SpongeBob Challenge skill features 70 characters from the show including Patrick, Plankton, and Mr. Krabs.

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August 31, 2017

Martha Kang

To delight and educate kids, Sesame Workshop launched an Alexa skill that features Elmo, one of Sesame Street’s most famous characters. Now, with a parent’s consent, kids can say, “Alexa, Ask Sesame Street to call Elmo” and start engaging with the Muppet character via voice.

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