Welcome to a new column at 3PO-Labs, which we're (for now) calling VUXcellence. The idea behind this series is to shine a light on interesting aspects of voice UX that different developers are utilizing that make their voice interfaces more intuitive, efficient, or natural. First up, we're gonna take a look at TsaTsaTzu's massive RPG "Six Swords".
One question we see come up fairly often among Alexa user groups is whether it's possible to download the clips you sent to your own devices, which are accessible from the companion apps. It is! And it's actually pretty easy to do. In this tutorial, we'll walk you through the steps required.
A surprise announcement to kick off the week has sent shockwaves through the Alexa Skill developer community - Amazon has initiated a revenue sharing program by which developers of game skills that meet certain criteria can be compensated based on how active their users were during a given month. This is a game-changing (pun 100% intended) addition, and it's sure to reshape the development landscape...
Amazon recently released a new feature that allows for beta testing skills. That's something we (and a lot of other developers) have been requesting for almost a year, and I'm sure we'll have plenty to say about it going forward. Today, though, we wanted to call out one cool side effect: it's now much easier to get ASK Responder configured to play with...
The Alexa team has been busy since our last post, with a series of announcements and changes that are sending waves across the development community. We wanted to take a minute to throw out some hot takes about what we've seen.
For months now, rumors have been swirling that Alexa could do a bit more (vocally) than Amazon was letting on. With the dev community actively looking for ways to enhance the skills they build, it was clear a day was coming where that feature would have to be opened up. Well, that day is today...
Word came from on-high today that the Amazon.LITERAL slot type has been granted its reprieve. In terms of functionality, this may not be a huge game changer, but it may be a landmark decision in terms of how Amazon works with its development community. We just want to say a few things about that...
We're 3PO-Labs. We build things for fun and profit. Right now we're super bullish on the rise of voice interfaces, and we hope to get you onboard.