This week Amazon announced some new features for Alexa developers, but it’s also interesting for regular users. In my opinion, this also includes new widgets for Echo devices that have a display.
Here you can, for example, see the shopping list and check it directly using touch input. Amazon has a very brief example of this Echo Show 10 It is, of course, perfectly suited to widgets.
I think it is good and important to improve the acceptance of smart speakers with a screen. The only interesting question is: will developers also use this for their skills and build a matching widget?
Amazon Alexa mit gadgets
Initially available as a developer preview, APL Widgets are a new way for customers to interact with content on their device’s home screen. This includes clear, individually adaptable, and self-updating views of skill content. Interactive skill experiences are available to customers via the tools even before the skill is called. For example, they can check a point in a list or click on a widget to go directly to the latest content of the skill. Developers can use APL documents to create these tools, just as they do today with multi-media skill responses.
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