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We are excited to announce new ways to test and validate example phrases for your Alexa skills. Example phrase validation runs a series of tests on your skill’s example phrases and provides in-line real-time validation feedback.  Learn more »
We are excited to announce the addition of the Intent Request History API to the Alexa Skill Management API (SMAPI) and the Alexa Skills Kit Command-Line Interface (ASK CLI). Learn more »
Now you can build and maintain a single extension that can be activated by streamers and added to any anchor point you choose to support.  Learn more »
Today, we are excited to announce the general availability of the new Alexa Skills Kit developer console, providing a streamlined experience to help you create, manage, and publish all Alexa skills.  Learn more »
With Extensions now on mobile, none of your viewers will be left out of the conversation when they watch your streams at the park or on the train.  Learn more »
Lumberyard Beta 1.13 adds over 200 updates, including improvements to the Text-to-Speech Gem, the ability to combine Cloud Gem functionality, a preview of the new physics system (PhysX), and more.  Learn more »
Starting today, you can access data about your game via our new Game Analytics API or your games dashboardon the Twitch Developer site.  Learn more »
Today, we’re excited to announce that developers can start building experiences for customers in France using the Alexa Skills Kit. Skills that developers create now will be available for customers when Alexa launches in France later this year.  Learn more »
3.5.2018 | GameSparks Joins the Amazon Family
We’re excited to announce that GameSparks has been acquired by Amazon! GameSparks has long shared Amazon’s passion for helping developers create amazing gaming experiences, so it’s a natural fit. Being part of Amazon means we’ll continue to grow the service, as well as explore new ways to unlock the power of Amazon to help you build, operate, and monetize your games.  Learn more »
3.2.2018 | Announcing the New Alexa Skills Kit Sound Library to Create More Engaging Skills
The ASK sound library makes it easy for you to create an engaging customer experience by adding unique sounds to your skill. The library provides hundreds of sounds from 14 categories including ambiance, cartoon, home, nature, and transportation, among others.  Learn more »
Today, we’re excited to announce that we’re bringing Extensions to our Twitch mobile apps starting in late March. Since the launch of Extensions last September, we’ve been blown away by the community’s response and contributions. The Twitch developer community has created over 150 Extensions for streamers to use, and over 2000 of you have expressed interest in building more!  Learn more »
Amazon GameLift is an AWS service for deploying, operating, and scaling dedicated game servers for session-based multiplayer games. Today we released two new additions to the service: FleetIQ and Spot instances.  Learn more »
Today we’re adding backfill capabilities to FlexMatch, our matchmaking system, to improve your players’ experience.  Learn more »
Today Twitch is releasing an RPC framework we use for communication between backend servers written in Go. It’s called Twirp, and it’s available now under an Apache 2 open source license.  Learn more »

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