This learning series will teach you how to build multimodal interactions to make your voice-only skill more interactive and easier to use. You will learn fundamentals such as the various elements of a multimodal skill, the request and response lifecycle, and Alexa Presentation Language (APL), the language used to create visuals for devices with screens. After receiving an introduction to foundational knowledge, you will embark on a practical hands-on journey where you can practice what you learn within our state-of-the-art e-learning solution. You will write code and receive real-time feedback to help you progressively advance your skills.
APL combines voice, audio, and visual elements in a single user interface. In this course, you’ll learn the fundamental concepts of APL to help you build skills for devices with screens.
Knowledge about the APL lifecycle and how users interact with APL helps you make the right design choices as you build a multimodal experience for your skill. In this course, you’ll create the welcome screen for a “Guess the Number” skill.
With APL responsive components and templates, you can create an experience that renders properly across all devices from small to extra large. In this course, you’ll learn to make your visual experience responsive to different display types and specifications by using APL features.
To create a holistic experience for the user, your skill should respond to touch or pointer input. In this course, you’ll create an APL document that enables users to tap up and down buttons to select a number for a “Guess the Number” skill.
APL streamlines the skill building process and improves the quality of the interactive voice and visual experiences for your skill. In this course, you’ll learn to create your own APL layouts and styles to make visual components more scalable.