Amazon today has announced a couple new features for developers of its Alexa voice UI.
The new Device Address API enables skills to request and access the configured address in the customer’s device settings. This means you can build skills with the context to understand the customers who use the skill, then use the data to customize the voice experience. Your skill, for example, can deliver food and groceries to a customer’s home or provide directions to a nearby gym. You can also see where your most active users are. There are two levels of location data you can request:
- Full address, which includes street address, city, state, zip, and country
- Country and postal code only
Our second new feature is the new metrics dashboard available in the developer portal, which gives you better insights into skill metrics. You now have access to more information about sessions, utterances, and intents.
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