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What's New with the Alexa Skills Kit

Get the latest updates for Alexa skill developers, including new Alexa Skills Kit (ASK) features, community news, upcoming events, promotions, and contests.

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News    |    Connect with the Community    |   Videos & Tutorials    |   Feature Updates    |    Current Promotions    

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Connect with the Community

Looking to connect with other Alexa skill developers? Meet and learn from other developers through online channels, and upcoming events.

Join the Alexa community across ANZ

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Alexa Developer Forum [global]
Post questions about skill building, and answer fellow skill builder's questions. View forum posts.

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Connect with Alexa Developers on Social Media

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Videos & Tutorials

Hear from developers and brands building for Alexa.

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Start building quickly with our video tutorials. From ideation, to brainstorming concepts, to using situational design to map out the voice interaction, building engagement through sounds, through to creating a voice experience using the Alexa Skills Kit (ASK), learn by watching these on-demand videos.

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Alexa Skills Kit Feature Updates

Date Name Summary Locale  Links Type Category

3/26/2020

Audit Logs API

Use audit logs to retrieve the history of all the skill-building operations performed in an Alexa developer account

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Documentation

Generally Available

Development Tools

3/26/2020

Sensitivity Tuning for Fallback Intent

Sensitivity tuning lets you tune your skill model to respond to more customer requests with the Fallback Intent

US, DE

Documentation

Generally Available

Request APIs

Custom Skills

3/25/2020

Alexa Presentation Language (APL) 1.3

Add visuals to your skills with the next version of the Alexa Presentation Language (APL).

All

Alexa Blog

Documentation

Generally Available

Custom Skills

Response APIs

3/24/2020

 

Intent Confidence

Measure your skill's intent confidence in the Analytics tab of the Developer Console to improve your interaction model.

All

Alexa Blog

Documentation

Generally Available

Analytics

Custom Skills

3/16/2020

Timers API

 

Add timers capabilities to your skills with the Timers API

All

Alexa Blog

Documentation

Generally Available

Custom Skills

System Function APIs

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Current Promotions for Alexa Skill Developers

There are currently not any live promotions for Australian and New Zealand Alexa skill developers. Keep an eye on this page over the coming months.

If you’re not based in Australia and New Zealand, check out our other promotions in:

United States    |    United Kingdom    |     Germany    |    Japan    |    France     |    Italy    |     Spain    |    Mexico    |    India

 

AWS Promotional Credits

You can build and host most Alexa skills for free using Amazon Web Services (AWS) promotional credits. 

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