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Using templates to quickly build Alexa skills
January 5, 2018

A quick video that show how to use skill templates to get started building Alexa skills.

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Build an Alexa skill that calls an external API
December 29, 2017

This video walks through creating an Alexa skill that calls an external API using a skill template from http://skilltemplates.com.

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Create an Alexa skill that plays a video
December 22, 2017

In this video I’ll show you how to create an Alexa skill that uses the VideoApp Interface to stream a video file to an Echo Show or Echo Spot.

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Testing Alexa skills with the Test Simulator (beta)
December 15, 2017

Title: Testing Alexa skills with the Test Simulator (beta) In this video we’ll take a quick look at the new Alexa Test Simulator (beta) that was announced December 14, 2017. The new Test…

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Alexa skill development using bespoken proxy
December 8, 2017

This video shows how you can significantly speed up your Alexa skill development process by using a proxy from Bespoken Tools. Using the Bespoken Proxy, you can build and test skills on your…

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Creating your first Amazon Alexa Skill (updated version)
December 4, 2017

This is an updated version of my original video (https://youtu.be/kxdmkz9JWQA) that shows how to create a skill for Amazon Alexa by using one of the skills …

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Creating new Alexa skills using ASK-CLI templates
December 1, 2017

In a recent video I walked though how you can use the ASK-CLI to create new skills from templates using the ‘clone’ command. Since then a new ‘template’ …

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Using Dialogs in custom Alexa Skills
November 24, 2017

In this video I talk about using the dialog interface to simplify creating and managing a multi-turn or back-and-forth conversation between a skill and the user.

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Using the ASK-CLI to create Alexa skills from ‘skill templates’
November 17, 2017

In this video I’ll show you how you can use existing skills as templates for creating new skills using the ASK-CLI.

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Build your first Alexa skill in 4-minutes
November 10, 2017

In this video you’ll learn how to build the simplest possible skill for Amazon Alexa in under 5-minutes.

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