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Did you know?! Fun Hack Fact Friday + More Live Events

Did you know?!

Oscar Merry, co-creator with team member Jess Williams, took home the prize for Best Multimodal Experience integrating In-Skill Purchases, Guess My Name,  in the Alexa Skills Challenge: Multimodal.  He wanted to share these brief tips with his fellow devs to help you make a winning skill!

1) Think about how you and your team are going to add fresh content to your skill going forward, and try and build in a system for doing this that doesn't require an update from a developer - for example check out this Jovo Google Sheets Integration.

2) Understanding your users’ prior behaviour with your skill is key to returning responses that contextually make sense - for example, you shouldn't give long responses for users that are regular users. To achieve this, think about what key events you want to track within your skill, and where you will store this data so that you can easily access it to enable you to build optimum responses.

Do you have a tip you’d like to share with your fellow devs?  Be sure to share it in the Slack Workspace we know they’ll appreciate it!

Happy Building!

Live Event Schedule

The Alexa team is here to support you! Check out the full schedule of events.


If you have any questions about the hackathon, please post on the discussion forum and join the competition Slack group.