Creating a Multi-language Alexa Skill

Did you know that Alexa can speak English, German, Spanish, French, Hindi, Portuguese, Italian, and Japanese? Furthermore, Alexa recognizes linguistic differences / languages variations by country. For example, Alexa has language variations for English for the countries: USA, UK, Australia, India, and Canada.
In this post, I will discuss Alexa Skills from a multi-language perspective from the perspective of an Alexa Skill developer.

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Alexa Skill FAQs

In this post, I will discuss the basics of Alexa Skills for a non-technical perspective.

• What is an Alexa Skill and why should I care?
• How to name your Alexa Skill according to Amazon’s guidelines
• Minimum things you need to get started creating an Alexa Skill
• Can I create an Alexa Skill without coding?
• Most often asked question about Alexa Skills

What is an Alexa Skill and why should I care?

An Alexa Skill is similar to an app on your smartphone. You can enable and disable skills with your voice, most skills (if they have a unique name) come enabled by default. The vast majority of Alexa Skills are created by 3rd party developers, not Amazon.

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Alexa Live Recap

On May 2, 2019, Amazon hosted their first Alexa Live 1/2 day virtual event for Alexa developers featuring 4 tracks and 4 hours of Alexa development content. I was thrilled that this was a free and virtual event, requiring no …..

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Featured on Hypepotamous

Our VP of Marketing, Caroline Dunn, was featured on Hypepotamous (an Atlanta media outlet) as the only woman Finalist in the Amazon Alexa Multimodal competition. Please check out the full article here.

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Alexa Multimodal Finalist

We are thrilled to announce that our own VP of Marketing, Caroline Dunn, is a top 10 finalist in the Alexa Skills Challenge: Multimodal for her skill Running Clothes! Caroline developed Running Clothes to take the guesswork out of checking …..

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