Have you published Alexa Skills before?
If you have published Alexa Skills before, all you need to learn is Alexa Presentation Language, a new design language and tools that make it easy to create visually rich Alexa skills for tens of millions of Alexa devices with screens. For multimodal, voice-first experiences, you have to consider graphical user interface (GUI) in addition to voice user interface (VUI) during the voice design process. To help you understand and build in the best way possible, we’ve prepared a series of learning content including webinars and blog posts.
Check out the Alexa skill-building cookbook for a new APL sample skill a called “Space Explorer.” Use Space Explorer to jumpstart your APL skill creation. In the cookbook, you can access all of the skill’s APL documents with notes sharing best practices.
Looking for a team member to build APL skills together with? Visit the Alexa Skills category on Fiverr.com to find designer and developer partners that are excited to build APL skills!
Check out the two on demand webinars below to get started. Join us for the live webinar Alexa Presentation Language - Skills Challenge Edition on 12/5. We’ll be happy to answer any questions during the webinar as well.
- On Demand: Get Started with the Alexa Presentation Language
- On Demand: Advanced Template Building with the Alexa Presentation Language
- Upcoming Live Webinar: Adding Videos to Your Alexa Presentation Language Skills Jan. 9th
- Alexa Presentation Language Overview
- APL Document - Use of at least one APL Document is required. Use of a display template or display interface are NOT eligible.
- NEW 1/4 - We are excited to share that the video feature for the Alexa Presentation Language (APL) is now available in beta! You can now add videos of any length to your APL #AlexaSkills Learn more here!
- How to Get Started with the Alexa Presentation Language to Build Multimodal Alexa Skills
- Alexa Skills Challenge: Multimodal Alexa Blog Announcement
- Alexa Presentation Language Updates
What kind of skill should you build for multimodal?
Visit Alexa Multimodal page for inspiration. You will find a list of multimodal skills that used APL.
Are You New to Alexa Skills?
Check out this blog post: How to Build Your First Alexa Skill: 5 Steps to Get Started
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