AlexaDev Tuesday

AlexaDev Tuesday: Hackster.io’s Alexa Section Is A Skill Developer Treasure Trove

AlexaDev Tuesday: Hackster.io’s Alexa Section Is A Skill Developer Treasure Trove

You’ll find LOTS of sample code, demos and inspiration at Hackster.io’s Alexa section.

AlexaDev Tuesday: Free Alexa Skill Programming Webinar

AlexaDev Tuesday: Free Alexa Skill Programming Webinar

Step-by-step guidance on how to ship your first Alexa Skill.

AlexaDev Tuesday – Check Those Alexa Skill Metrics:  It’s Easy!

AlexaDev Tuesday – Check Those Alexa Skill Metrics: It’s Easy!

Amazon provides easy Alexa skill metrics tools right in the developer portal.

AlexaDev Tuesday: Top Alexa Skill User Complaints

AlexaDev Tuesday: Top Alexa Skill User Complaints

The top Alexa skill user complaints I hear over and over.

AlexaDev Tuesday: Alexa Skills With Reusable Code

AlexaDev Tuesday: Alexa Skills With Reusable Code

Focus on developing Alexa skills with reusable code: one strong concept can yield great returns.

AlexaDev Tuesday: Amazon Policy For Ads In Alexa Skills

AlexaDev Tuesday: Amazon Policy For Ads In Alexa Skills

Finally: there’s an official Amazon policy for ads in Alexa skills. Now it should be much easier for skill devs to figure out what is and isn’t okay with respect to monetization based on in-skill ads.     The new policy is presented in terms of certification guidelines. From the Alexa Skills Kit Policy Testing […]

AlexaDev Tuesday: Amazon Pays Alexa Skill Royalties In A New, Trial Program

AlexaDev Tuesday: Amazon Pays Alexa Skill Royalties In A New, Trial Program

Amazon, on a trial basis at least, has started paying devs Alexa skill royalties.

AlexaDev Tuesday: The First Cortana Skills Will Be Free, Too

AlexaDev Tuesday: The First Cortana Skills Will Be Free, Too

Microsoft is soliciting devs to join its Cortana skills beta, but unfortunately for developers it appears the first Cortana skills will be free.

AlexaDev Tuesday: Alexa Skills Kit Expanded SSML Support

AlexaDev Tuesday: Alexa Skills Kit Expanded SSML Support

Alexa can simulate human moods and responses much better now via the use of special SSML tags that allow for whispering, pitch changes, bleeping to censor certain words, and more.

4/25/17 Alexa Dev Tuesday: Alexa Skill User Beta Testing

4/25/17 Alexa Dev Tuesday: Alexa Skill User Beta Testing

Last week Amazon introduced a new feature for developers: Alexa skill *user* beta testing.

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