Alexa Live: here are the new features for developers
The new features introduced during Alexa Live, the third edition of the annual conference dedicated to developers and startups, improve the ambient experience and drive its growth. Here are some of the innovations introduced by Amazon for the Italian community, now made up of 54,000 members.
A developer chain for Smart Home devices
They are well 900,000 developers by Alexa in the world. These have achieved more than 130,000 skills and hundreds of Alexa Built-in products for different categories, such as PCs, wearables, and smart home and automotive devices. A well-oiled chain of Amazon partners, producing over 140,000 devices that can be controlled and managed via Alexa for the smart home.
Precisely for this reason Amazon promotes Alexa Live. This is the third edition of the annual conference dedicated to developers, device manufacturers, startups and entrepreneurs. The event is intended to be a free day of virtual learning, inspiration and networking. The purpose is to celebrate the innovation and success of all who are committed to building the future of ambient computing.
Alexa Live: Amazon’s intentions
Amazon’s mission is to make Alexa a proactive and reliable personal assistant. To achieve these goals it is necessary to improve the developer network. It is in fact in Amazon’s DNA to support dreamers and developers, providing them with the tools necessary to reach their goals. On the occasion of the Alexa Live event, Amazon introduces numerous features and tools for developers. These that will facilitate the discovery phase, growth and user engagement.
The innovations introduced by Alexa Live
Below are the innovations introduced by Amazon for the Italian community, now made up of 54,000 members.
- WIDGET APL: allow users to interact with content from their device’s home screen. in With widgets, interactive experiences are available to users before they even activate the skill.
- ALEXA SHOPPING ACTION: a simple Call to Action such as Add to Cart or Buy. These allow you to sell Amazon.co.uk products through skills.
- INTERACTIVE MEDIA SKILL COMPONENTS: will reduce the time it takes for content producers – such as radio, podcasts and music – to launch interactive experiences on the voice assistant.
- APIs FOOD SKILL: allow you to improve the user experience in terms of food delivery and takeaways, making it easier, more convenient and more precise, with improved discovery functions.
- CUSTOM TASKS IN ROUTINE: simplify daily life by automating and grouping the most requested actions, such as “Alexa, start my day” or “Alexa, goodnight” or “Alexa, relax“.
- SEND TO PHONE: allows you to start an activity on a specific device with Alexa integration and continue it on your smartphone.
Alexa Live: More tools to make life easier for developers
The features made available by Amazon do not end here:
- BETTER REASSORTMENT CAPABILITIES: Developers will be able to earn every time replacement parts are ordered through Alexa.
- ALEXA SKILL COMPONENTS: it will give the possibility to develop skills faster, inserting them in the existing vocal models and in the different libraries.
- SKILL DESIGN GUIDE: A guide that includes all the most important tips from Amazon’s developers and those from the large community of skill developers.
Amazon doesn’t seem to want to stop, and promises to constantly innovate its development tools.