Adding rich audio, visuals and touch can make your voice experience more engaging and easy to use. The Alexa Presentation Language (APL) is a design language that enables you to create skills with rich audio and visuals and to adapt them for different device types such as the Echo Show devices, Fire TVs, LG TVs, and Lenovo Smart Tab devices.
Use the Multimodal Response Builder, a guided walkthrough to create visual responses with quick and easy customizations on pre-made responsive templates.
Use data binding to retrieve data from a separate data source that you provide.
Change the visual experience during runtime or communicate with your skill’s Lambda function or web service during the interaction with APL commands.
Communicate APL-related information with your Lambda function or web service with APL directives and requests.
Use pre-built responsive components, templates, styles, and resources to build your visual content.
Big Sky is a weather skill that delivers personalized, hyper-local weather information. Steven Arkonovich uses Alexa Presentation Language to present a simple yet striking set of visuals to complement the voice experience.
With zero coding experience, John Gillilan never expected to find life-changing success building Alexa skills. But today, Gillilan heads up bondad.fm, a thriving voice design consultancy that creates highly engaging multimodal skills for Alexa.
For years, professional developer Ben Ursu has built technology that brings immersive visual and augmented reality experiences to life. But Ursu was curious how he might integrate such powerful visual interfaces with another engaging technology: voice.
Ready to build? Get started with our tutorial about building multimodal skills, then start building your skill with the Alexa Skills Kit.