Alexa Skills Kit

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 […]

5/20/17 LME Weekly Summary

5/20/17 LME Weekly Summary

Here’s the 5/20/17 LME Weekly Summary: links to all of the previous week’s posts along with a brief summary of each. Click through on the links to view the full post for any you’re interested in.     5/15/17: How To Disable Alexa Calling Sync between your cell’s Contacts list and your Alexa contacts list […]

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.

5/13/17 LME Weekly Summary

5/13/17 LME Weekly Summary

The LME Weekly Summary: links to all of the previous week’s posts along with a brief summary of each.

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.

5/6/17 LME Weekly Summary

5/6/17 LME Weekly Summary

Links to all of the previous week’s posts along with a brief summary of each.

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.

4/29/17 LME Weekly Summary

4/29/17 LME Weekly Summary

Links to all of the previous week’s posts along with a brief summary of each.

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.

4/22/17 LME Weekly Summary

4/22/17 LME Weekly Summary

Links to all of the previous week’s posts along with a brief summary of each.

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