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Expect More Third-party Notifications for Alexa

Amazon on Tuesday revealed additional options for developers of Alexa skills to enable more notification capabilities. These capabilities will ensure that more Alexa skills will soon be capable of deliver deeper, more specific, app-based notifications.

For example, customers could effectively turn Alexa into a NOAA weather radio. This type of capability is already present, but its limited. For example, enabling notifications for the currently participating weather skill only allows notifications in the  morning at a single time of day. We enabled this early on, and due to the lack of customization were woken each morning early with a simple weather report.

This comes on the heels of the company providing new notification customization features for deliveries just in time for the Christmas season.

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