Customers embrace voice because it’s simple, natural and conversational. Adding visual elements and touch can make your voice-first experiences even more delightful, engaging, and easy to use. You can provide customers with complementary information that’s easily glanceable from across the room. You can build immersive experiences that customers can sit back and watch, or lean into to get things done. And, you can optimize skills to deliver the best experience on whatever device a customer is using.
Alexa Presentation Language (APL) allows you to build interactive, multimodal Alexa skills and reach customers on tens of millions of Alexa enabled devices with screens.
Echo Buttons are Bluetooth devices that turn compatible Echo devices into a hub for interactive play. Make your games more compelling with Buttons by sending light commands and defining and interpreting button presses.
When Steven Arkonovich heard about APL, 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 the story to learn more.
Check out the Alexa skill-building cookbook for a new APL sample skill called "Space Explorer." Use Space Explorer to jumpstart your APL skill creation. In this cookbook, you can access all of the skill’s APL documents with notes sharing best practices.
Lucky Dog is a game of chance. Simply say, "Alexa, tell Lucky Dog to get more bones," and Lucky goes out in search of more bones to bury in his backyard. The skill leverages the flexibility of APL to incorporate new colors and spacing sizes as well as the template for devices with round screens.
Get local and international TV programs streamed directly to your Alexa-enabled devices, with or without screens. The skill leverages different APL templates depending on form factor. Developers built a new main menu with a grid view of supported channels using the sequence control.
TV Digital makes finding the right TV program for you easy. Just ask for a specific channel or time and Fernsehprogramm will tell you what's on TV. Funke Mediengruppe used a grid view, sequence, and touch wrapper with APL to deliver a new voice-first screen experience.
Are you wondering what your future holds? GaneshaSpeaks offers daily, weekly, and monthly horoscopes according to your sun sign. The skill uses the new templates with APL to provide display compatibility support for all existing display devices and optimized touch gesture for quick screen navigation.