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Improve Your Alexa Skill-Building Workflow!

The new Controls Framework makes it easier and faster to code manage multi-turn skills

Create your own or use one of our prebuilt controls for lists, dates, and more, to easily build and manage multi-turn skills in JavaScript.

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Build and test Alexa skills locally with VS Code

Streamline skill development in VS Code, featuring Alexa-hosted skills integration and local skill debugging.

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Alexa-Hosted Skills are now hosted closer to your customers

New Alexa-Hosted Skills now have AWS Lambdas provisioned in all Alexa-service regions. Plus, builds and deployments are now under 20 seconds, letting you to code, test, and iterate as quickly as possible.

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Introducing new Alexa-Hosted Skills templates with added feature support

Create skills with newly added Alexa-Hosted Skills templates that support features like APL and APL for audio, Alexa Conversations, account linking, reminders, and more. Plus, start a new skill by importing any publicly shared skill on Git repositories.

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Save time while creating a new locale by cloning a previously built locale

You can save time when creating a new locale or updating a pre-existing locale by cloning a previously-built locale. When you use a locale clone, ASK will copy the manifest and interaction model data from the source locale to the distination locale.

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Save time while creating a new locale by cloning a previously built locale

You can save time when creating a new locale or updating a pre-existing locale by cloning a previously-built locale. When you use a locale clone, ASK will copy the manifest and interaction model data from the source locale to the distination locale.

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Rollback the current version of your live skill to a previously live version without entering manual certification

If you’re concerned about introducing bugs or friction to customers as you make skill updates, you can now roll back your live skill to a previously live version. You can now also provide a message description with every skill submission to track specific versions of your skill, allowing you to quickly roll back and minimize the exposure of a bad experience to customers.

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Introducing the New Alexa Connect Kit (ACK) Module with Espressif Chipset: Connect Nearly Any Device To Alexa with ACK

Alexa Connect Kit (ACK) enables you to make any device into an Alexa-compatible smart device. Now, we've added support for a new Alexa Connect Kit (ACK) Module with Espressif chipset. This new module is as much as 50% lower in cost. You pay for the hardware module and a low, upfront fee that covers your ongoing use of the ACK cloud service for the lifetime of the device.

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