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Amazon now lets you share your custom skills made with Alexa Blueprints – TechCrunch

June 13, 2018

Earlier this year, Amazon introduced “Alexa Blueprints” – a way for anyone to create their own customized Alexa skills for personal use, without needing to know how to code. Today, the company will allow those skills to be shared with others, including through text messages, email, messaging apps like WhatsApp, or social media platforms like […]

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Alexa developers get 8 free voices to use in skills, courtesy of Amazon Polly – TechCrunch

May 16, 2018

Now Alexa’s voice apps don’t have to sound like Alexa. Amazon today is offering a way for developers to give their voice apps a unique character with the launch of eight free voices to use in skills, courtesy of the Amazon Polly service. The voices are only available in U.S. English, and include a mix […]

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Google Assistant adds digital subscriptions and more ways to engage with Actions – TechCrunch

May 8, 2018

Google Assistant is catching up with — and in some cases, passing — Alexa on a variety of fronts, with a wealth of new features announced today at Google’s I/O developer conference. The company is launching support for digital subscriptions in Actions (Google Assistant’s voice apps), as well as a variety of tools to help […]

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Amazon opens up in-skill purchases to all Alexa developers – TechCrunch

May 3, 2018

Amazon today launched in-skill purchasing to all Alexa developers, along with Amazon Pay for skills. That means developers have a way to generate revenue from their voice applications on Alexa-powered devices, like Amazon’s Echo speakers. For example, developers could charge for additional packs to go along with their voice-based games, or offer other premium content […]

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Alexa will soon gain a memory, converse more naturally, and automatically launch skills – TechCrunch

April 26, 2018

Alexa will soon be able to recall information you’ve directed her to remember, as well as have more natural conversations that don’t require every command to begin with “Alexa.” She’ll also be able to launch skills in response to questions you ask, without explicit instructions to do so. The features are the first of what […]

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Amazon’s new ‘Alexa Blueprints’ let anyone create custom Alexa skills and responses – TechCrunch

April 19, 2018

Amazon this morning is introducing “Alexa Blueprints,” a new way for any Alexa owner to create their own customized Alexa skills or responses, without needing to know how to code. The idea is to allow Alexa owners to create their own voice apps, like a trivia game or bedtime stories, or teach Alexa to respond […]

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