Amazon Developer Blogs

Amazon Developer Blogs

May 20, 2019

Cami Williams

We recently spoke with Tim McElreath, director of technology for mobile and emerging platforms at Discovery, to learn how Discovery is leveraging voice, explore his team’s process for building multimodal skills, and dive deep into their Food Network Alexa skill.

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May 17, 2019

Justin Jeffress

We’re excited to introduce our new self-paced skill-building course called Cake Walk: Build an Engaging Alexa Skill. This free course offers step-by-step guidance on how to build a high-quality Alexa skill from start to finish. Learn about the course and dive in.

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May 17, 2019

Andrea Muttoni

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Today, developers and businesses can leverage Alexa to reach customers across over 100 million Alexa-enabled devices, engage with customers, and sell products and services using in-skill purchasing (ISP) and Amazon Pay for Alexa Skills.

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May 16, 2019

Arianne Walker

Amazon Alexa’s in-vehicle voice-first experience is a finalist for the Best Auto Mobility Product/Service TU-Automotive Award.

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May 16, 2019

Serena McIntire

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The all-new Amazon Fire 7 tablet is here, with an Alexa hands-free experience, upgraded OS, 2x more storage, and a faster processor.

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May 16, 2019

Alison Atwell

In much the same way the layout, color, and animations on a screen can impact usability, wording can signal subtle meaning to users. Learn how to write skill dialog that's focused, natural, and simple.

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May 16, 2019

Ming Sun

Text normalization is the process of converting particular words of a sentence into a standard format so that software can handle them. Breaking inputs into component parts and factoring in syntactic information reduces the error rate of a neural text normalization system by 98%.

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May 14, 2019

Cami Williams

Get a recap of all the gaming sessions shared during Alexa Live and get inspired to build engaging voice-first games.

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May 13, 2019

Arianne Walker

Amazon Alexa Auto

Members of Gen Y are particularly interested in voice technology in the vehicle. Learn more about what future generations of car owners expect from voice technology in their vehicles.

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May 13, 2019

Judith Gaspers

Cross-lingual transfer learning improves performance of named-entity recognizer by up to 7.4% versus a system trained from scratch in the new language.

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