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New Release Featuring Spatial Data and Console Visibility Controls
We are excited to announce a new release for the Backendless platform as we approach the release of Version 6.0. Available now, Release 5.7.0 includes two powerful new features: spatial data and console visibility controls. Read on to learn more. We previewed the new Geolocation feature in our 2019 year-end post; the other is a…

How to Build a Game Skill for Amazon Alexa Using Codeless

In a previous article (Developing a Custom Skill for an Alexa Game), we showed you how to build a custom Alexa skill using Backendless and our Amazon Alexa Skill SDK. Now, we are going to show how to make the same game using our Codeless feature – in other words – without any coding!

Developing a Custom Skill for an Alexa Game

In one of our previous articles, we showed how to develop a custom Alexa skill using an example of a Trip Planner app (How To Build A Dialogue Custom Alexa Skill Using JavaScript (Without Lambda). In this article, we will show you a more complex example of the interaction between Alexa and the user. Today,…

How to Build a Dialogue Custom Alexa Skill Using JavaScript (Without Lambda)

Backendless offers support for the development of custom Amazon Alexa Skills. In this post, we are going to demonstrate how easy it is to create a custom skill using JavaScript. You will learn how to control the dialogue flow between the user and Alexa using Backendless and custom Cloud Code.

Introducing Backendless SDK for Amazon Alexa

We did it! There is a new SDK in the Backendless family of libraries, please welcome the SDK for Amazon Alexa! Let’s get a few basic questions out of the way first: Q: Can I build a custom Amazon Alexa skill without Amazon Lambda? A: Yes, you can! Your custom skill implementation can now run in Backendless. Q:…

Developing a Custom Alexa Skill to Control an IoT Device

If you have any smart IoT devices in your home or office and tried controlling them with Alexa, you might wonder how it actually works. In this guide, you will learn about building a custom Alexa skill that will let you control a wi-fi enabled light bulb with Alexa. You will be able to turn…

Developing an Alexa Skill Without Writing Any Code – Part 2 (Intents and Slots)

This is Part 2 of the article about developing an Amazon Alexa skill without any coding. In Part 1, you learned the following: How to create a Codeless API Service responsible for handling Amazon Alexa requests. The service completely removes the need for adding AWS Lambda functions and runs without any cost in the free plan of…

Developing an Alexa Skill Without Writing Any Code (Part 1)

Codeless Programming is a general approach for creating programs without writing any code. When combined with the power of the Backendess mBaaS, Codeless becomes a powerful and super-efficient tool. In this post, we will describe how to use Codeless to create a custom Amazon Alexa skill. In this first part, you will develop a basic Alexa…