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  • Troubleshooting Your Alexa

    If you are having trouble with your skill it is important for us to understand what the issue is with some self-troubleshooting.  Here are some tips and steps on what to do when Alexa doesn't seem to ...

  • Using Your Custom Skill

    How to Use a XAPPmedia Custom Skill The instructions below cover a subset of the commands a user can say while interacting with XAPPmedia custom skills.  There may be additional commands available dep...

  • Creating a Skill Name & Invocation Name

    A compelling name for your skill is vital to the success and longevity of a skill. It is what your users will say every time they want to listen and use your skill.  It should be aligned with your bra...

  • Accessing Analytics

    Amazon Dashboard Overview It’s time to start measuring your skill for success and drive more listenership using the Amazon Metrics Dashboard.  The Dashboard provides insight into skill usage so you ca...

  • Marketing and Promotion

    Marketing and Promotional Overview Alexa Skill Marketing Brief and Promotional Overview Marketing your skill is a key aspect of creating a successful Alexa Skill.  Below are best practices and general...

  • Spanish Skills

    What You Need to Know for Spanish Language Skills  Amazon does not currently support the Spanish language on Alexa.  That does not mean that certain types of skills with Spanish content are not allowe...