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The Alexa Voice Assistant opens up great possibilities for developers. Here is a quick reference guide of what custom Alexa skills can do.

John Kelvie

We are thrilled to be included on Amazon’s Agencies and Tools page as well as in several sample projects on the Alexa Github page. Bespoken provides testing, monitoring, and analytics tools for Alexa developers.

John Kelvie

3 reasons why the Alexa model is better. What’s different about it? Why is it better? So what? The interaction is all done using HTTPS and JSON. Read more.

John Kelvie

CEO and founder, John Kelvie, publishes a diagnostics manifesto. The Anti-Heisenberg Principle is born. Read the 7 facets of building voice app systems.

John Kelvie

Best tool for unit testing Alexa skills. Though it is written in JavaScript, it can be used to test skills written in other languages. Get it here.

John Kelvie

Alexa skill developers, Run Lambdas locally as local services for faster developing. Run your lambda as an HTTP service. Get BST CLI, and read more.

John Kelvie

Our bst speak gives you the same functionality as the Alexa Service Simulator to test your skill but now contained within your console. Get it here!

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Now that Alexa audio streaming is available from Amazon. In this developer diary blog post, see some of John Kelvie’s initial work with the new API.

John Kelvie

Use bst proxy to interact with your Alexa skill from a device, while you develop. See requests and responses live, make updates without redeploying.

John Kelvie