As a result of all of the huffing and puffing described in the previous article, as well as our repeated certification failures, we were invited to do a conference call with a few people on Amazon's side. There were a few takeaways that I'd like to share.
So, yesterday I put out what was essentially a plea for help on the Alexa front. Our skills were rejected by the certification team again, despite making exactly the changes that they told us to make the first time. I was hoping the conversation with some of the other developers would spur Amazon to take action...
Flash to this afternoon, and I started getting messages telling me my rant had been featured in a blog post that went to the top of HackerNews (see: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=10876409). Surprising, but exactly what we needed! Amazon's certification process is broken, and if the constant griping from their developers wasn't enough to get the ball moving, maybe a bit of internet shaming would be.
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