Customers embrace voice because it’s simple, natural, and conversational. Adding visual elements and touch can make your voice-first experiences even more engaging and easy to use. The Alexa Presentation Language (APL) enables you to create visually rich Alexa skills for devices with screens and to adapt them for different device types such as the Echo Show, Echo Spot, and Fire TV.
When Steven Arkonovich heard about the Alexa Presentation Language, he saw an opportunity to evolve his skill, Big Sky, into a more engaging, voice-first visual experience and further grow his voice business by reaching more customers than ever before.
Read this overview to learn how to get started with APL.
Your heart races, your palms sweat, your adrenaline goes into overdrive, and that's just the $500 question. With host, Chris Harrison, this is Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. Sony uses APL custom layouts to present visuals that are on-brand with the TV show.
From tracking spending to making a payment, the Capital One skill enables customers to stay on top of their accounts via voice. Developers used APL to build a responsive design and re-useable patterns for design consistency and scalability across devices.
Get daily meal inspiration with deliciously curated, kitchen-tested recipes. Food Network takes advantage of APL's advanced styling, which allows the brand to translate its look and feel to Alexa devices.
Bamboo Math combines audio and visual learning using arithmetic and 6,000+ visually engaging word problems with animals and objects. With APL, the skill displays up to 80 images to augment spoken word problems to help students better visualize math.
See and hear real-time departure or disruption information for your nearest bus, train, tram, or ferry. NextThere uses APL's responsiveness to deliver public transport schedule information tailored to different screen sizes.
Turn any time into story time with Amazon Storytime, a free skill that offers a collection of professionally narrated short stories for kids ages 5-12. The skill uses APL containers to group text and images, and sequences to scroll through containers.
There are many elements to voice design, but you don’t need to be an expert to start designing and building voice experiences. The Alexa Skills Kit (ASK) is a collection of self-service APIs, tools, documentation, and code samples that makes it easier to start building Alexa skills. Skills are like apps for Alexa, enabling customers to perform everyday tasks or engage with your content naturally with voice.
Join hundreds of thousands of developers who are building Alexa skills to engage and delight customers on more than 100 million Alexa-enabled devices.