Amazon opens up its Alexa Skills store, letting anyone publish their own skills

Amazon is now letting anyone create and publish Alexa skills into the Alexa skills store. Amazon first made it easy to create custom skills last year with its Alexa Skill Blueprints program, and it’s taking those custom responses and allowing them to be published in the store for everyone to download and use. There are currently more than 80,000 existing Alexa skills in the store, but today’s announcement means the store will be growing significantly with user-generated custom skills. Amazon is primarily aiming this new functionality at content creators, businesses, brands, and other organizations. Publications, local sports teams, YouTubers, and others will all be able to broadcast their latest updates by simply adding a recorded audio... Continue reading…

Amazon opens up its Alexa Skills store, letting anyone publish their own skills

Last year, Amazon rolled out the Alexa Blueprints tool which allowed anyone to create skills for their personal Alexa devices with no programming experience required. Until now, those skills ...

Fri 15 Feb 19 from Techspot

Anyone can publish a skill on the Alexa Store now

Amazon is opening up its US Alexa store to let anyone share skills they've created for the voice assistant. Until now, it's been the domain of developers, who have already ...

Wed 13 Feb 19 from Engadget

Amazon opens up Alexa store for anyone to create and publish custom skills

Amazon is now letting anyone create and publish Alexa skills into the Alexa skills store. Amazon first made it easy to create custom skills last year with its Alexa Skill Blueprints ...

Wed 13 Feb 19 from The Verge

Amazon wants Alexa to read blog posts and broadcast church sermons - CNET

Amazon is using templates to help Alexa skills creators connect with an audience, no coding needed.

Wed 13 Feb 19 from CNET Cutting Edge

Amazon's Alexa Store now allows some users to create and share skills

The US Alexa Store is being opened up to amateur Skill-smiths who use its Blueprints program.

Thu 14 Feb 19 from Techradar

Alexa can now read your WordPress blogs out loud

An update to Amazon’s DIY skill tool lets you publish custom quizzes, short stories, and even Wordpress blogs with other Echo users. Last April, Amazon released a tool called Alexa Skill ...

Wed 13 Feb 19 from Fastcompany Tech

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