This learning series will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to build a basic skill for devices with screens that use voice, display, and touch. You can practice these skills while you learn. We have partnered with Sana Labs to bring you this practical e-learning experience.
In this learning path you will learn:
Amazon created Alexa Presentation Language (APL) so you can design custom experiences that combine voice, audio, and visual elements in a single customer interface. This framework is adaptable so one design can scale to multiple device types. In this curriculum, you will learn the fundamental concepts of Alexa Presentation Language (APL) that will help you to build Alexa skills for devices with screens.
APL introduces a new dimension to engage customers by adding complementary visuals with your voice responses. When developing a multimodal skill, you’ll need to think about the visual display in addition to voice to enable customer interaction with the skill in multiple ways. This course will leverage your knowledge of APL concepts to help you get started with creating a basic multimodal skill.
Devices today have varying viewports. If your skill adapts to different display types, then customers will be able to use your skill across various devices. This in turn improves your customers' experiences with your skills. In this course you will learn how to make your skill responsive to Alexa devices with screens.
Most devices that support visual display also support touch or pointer input. To create a holistic experience for the user, your skill should be able to respond to touch or pointer input. This course will teach you how to design your skill to respond to touch or pointer events and create a custom touch interaction behavior to deliver a holistic experience for the user
By Amazon Alexa
Learn to build multi-turn skills using Alexa Conversations Description Language (ACDL). This workshop is for anyone with beginner-level coding experience.
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Movie Quote Quiz was built to showcase the abilities of APL. A user can open up the skill, select a movie from a list, and then hear partial quotes from the selected movie. Then, they have to complete the quote.
Adding premium content to your skill is a way for you to monetize your skill. This sample skill has taken the basic fact skill and has added new categories as premium content.
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