Amazon announced APL, a new design language for building Alexa skills for devices with screen –

In addition to launching the new Echo Show with Alexa, Amazon introduced a new design language for developers who want to develop voice skills including multimedia experiences. Alexa Presentation Language (APL) developers create audio applications such as images, graphics, slideshows, videos, Alexa compatible device clock such as Fire TV, Fire Tablet, small alarm clock Alexa, echo spot.

In addition, third party devices with screen can use APL via Alexa Smart Screen and TV Device SDK and arrive within the next few months.

Voice skill experience may be limited due to the lack of visual elements. For exle, if Alexa is showing the steps while guiding the user, the cooking skills will work. Other skills can easily benefit from other additional information such as visual clues and lists.

This new language is specially designed to match Alexa's skills to various on-screen voice experiences.

At startup, APL supports experiments such as text, graphics, slideshow, and future video support is also possible. Developers can work such as synchronizing text and screen images with Alexa's voice. In addition, new skills developed in this language may allow both voice commands and touch commands or remote commands (if available).

This language is designed flexibly in terms of placing graphics and other visuals so companies can comply with brand guidelines. It can also accommodate many types of screen devices, including screen sizes with various sizes of screens and various memory and processing capacities.

Amazon at the Seattle event this morning, introducing a new language …

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