As always, we are grateful to everyone that participated in the Expert Connects earlier this week!
There were a couple of items that we did not get to during the event so, as usual, we wanted to provide answers to those questions here.
Thank you again for your time and participation!
Q: Will the skill store enforce design rules so each skill does not feel random/disconnected from the Jibo experience?
A: We will have certain rules that a 3rd party skill must abide by for it to be accepted into Jibo’s skill store. As soon as these are ready we will share them with the developer community.
Q: Should there be an indication that Jibo is using his camera during a skill?
A: If you are creating a skill where Jibo’s cameras are being used (like this example in our developer docs ) we will have relevant recommendations for how to best visually represent that for users. We will have further specifics for the community as part of the style guide.
Q: If we run into something which isn’t covered in the style guide, should we submit a recommendation to your team to add it or just build it on our own?
A: We expect that the style guide will be broad enough that it will cover most situations but if you come up against a question that is truly not covered you should certainly let our team know so that we can take it into consideration for future updates to that guide.
Q: For more interactive or time-consuming skills, should we incorporate a persistent change to Jibo’s eye while our skill is active so the user knows they’re in-skill (e.g. add a hat or other object to the eye or change it’s color)?
A: We hope to have guidance relevant to this in our style guide when it is available.