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July 31, 2018

BJ Haberkorn

We are excited to announce that you can now request customer permission to access and use the contact information stored in their Alexa Customer Profiles.

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July 31, 2018

BJ Haberkorn

Accelerate your skill development using the ASK Toolkit for Visual Studio Code (beta).

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July 30, 2018

Brian Crum

We are excited to announce proactive discovery and endpoint management, an addition to the Alexa Discovery APIs that allows customers to seamlessly update and maintain their devices and scenes with less direct interaction.

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July 30, 2018

Paul Cutsinger

One of the most common questions we receive from developers is “How can I get my skill featured by Amazon?” Here are a few best practices to help your skill shine and increase the chances of it being featured by Amazon.

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July 27, 2018

Jeff Blankenburg

With every request a customer makes of your skill, you have an opportunity to make your skill even better. The key to all of this is to manage and keep track of those requests, and then use that data to make improvements to your skill.

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July 26, 2018

Jennifer King

Storyline CEO Vasili Shynkarenka shares some best practices for picking a solid skill invocation name. Learn why the best invocation names are searchable, simple, and explicit and how to create a memorable invocation name of your own.

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July 25, 2018

Amit Jotwani

Today, we’re excited to announce Alexa’s continued participation in AWS re:Invent 2018, the largest gathering of the global Amazon developer community. The first round of Alexa sessions are now live on the re:Invent session catalog.

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July 24, 2018

Nate Schulz

Echo Buttons Simulator

Now you can test your Alexa skills for Echo Buttons without owning an Echo, Echo Buttons, or any device using the Alexa simulator in the Alexa Developer Console.

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July 23, 2018

Mike Maas

Today we are excited to announce equalizer (EQ) and sound mode controls for smart home entertainment devices, available today for customers in the US across the Amazon Echo family of devices, and on select Alexa-enabled devices built using the Alexa Voice Service (AVS).

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July 18, 2018

Cami Williams

Here I’ll walk you through some tips for building an Alexa skill for Fire TV Cube, using core best practices for creating voice-first experiences for devices with screens.

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July 17, 2018

Jeff Blankenburg

Learn how to handle unexpected requests from customers, or instances when a customer says something that doesn’t map to any intents in your skill.

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July 17, 2018

Kristin Fritsche

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Mario Johansson entwickelt unter anderem Ambient Sound Skills für Alexa. In der Developer Story erzählt er, wie er zur Skillentwicklung gekommen ist, teilt seine Best Practices und gibt Ratschläge für neue Skill-Entwickler.

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July 16, 2018

Azi Farjad

We are excited to announce that Alexa now supports kid skills in Australia and New Zealand. Aussie and Kiwi developers can now use the Australia and New Zealand Alexa Skills Kit to create skills that educate, entertain, and engage kids.

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July 16, 2018

Jeff Blankenburg

I recently concluded a Twitch series called the Joy of Voice, during which I built a Star Wars database Alexa skill from start to finish. Here is a quick recap of each episode and what viewers learned.

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July 13, 2018

Metty Fisseha

The Show Mode update allows US customers to use their Fire Tablet as an Echo Show. The Show Mode Charging Dock props up the Fire Tablet while charging and defaults to Show Mode, allowing for even greater ease in hands-free use of voice-first skills on Alexa-enabled devices in the US.

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