When a customer enables your Alexa skill, the Alexa Device Address API enables you to obtain the customer’s permission to use address data associated with the customer’s Alexa device. It allows you to use the address data to provide key functionality for the skill, or to enhance the customer experience. This API uses the address that the customer has entered manually. It does not have the capability of testing for GPS or other location-based data. Alexa is the voice service that powers Echo and provides a set of built-in abilities, or skills, that enable customers to interact with devices in a more intuitive way using voice commands. Amazon.com, Inc., is an American electronic commerce and cloud computing company that is one of the largest Internet-based retailer in the world by total sales and market capitalization.
Seven APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Shipping and Mapping. Highlights include the Lengoo API which allows applications to be integrated with human translation services, and gRPC versions of Google Cloud Vision and Video Intelligence APIs.
Amazon has empowered more location-based services through Alexa with the release of a Device Address API. The API allows for the development of Alexa skills that require location data. For instance, consider a food delivery skill. Without an address, the skill would not function accurately.