Create Your Own Alexa Skills at Home With Alexa Blueprints

21 April, 2018, 14:02 | Author: Courtney Reynolds
  • Amazon's new 'Alexa Blueprints' let anyone create custom Alexa skills and responses

Alexa Blueprints will let anyone develop skills for Alexa, and they don't even need to learn how to code first. Users north of the border can access these new skills, but they will have to change the language on Alexa to US English. For instance, there's a popular Jeopardy! There are tonnes of free Skills available in the Alexa Skill store.

In order to create new blueprints just head over to the Alexa Skill Blueprints website and browse for the skill template that you want to use. An example from the skills website is to get Alexa to roast your friends with light-hearted burns. In just a few simple steps users will be able to generate skills and voice apps based on preprogrammed templates.

With Alexa Blueprints, it will be possible for a user to create their own voice apps, bedtime stories, trivia games, and so on. Skill or some other trivia Skill available. There, you will find about 20 blueprints across four categories. Its efforts are clearly paying off: There are now more than 30,000 Skills available for Alexa.

This means that users can create family-specific Alexa skills designed to be used only in their homes, and this can be done without necessarily requiring any kind of programming knowledge. The page also has an audio recording of a sample version of a skill created with that blueprint.

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"With just one click, your skill will be available on all Alexa-enabled devices associated with your Amazon account", Amazon wrote. New skills will be stored on the Blueprints site from which you can retrieve and edit them. The Echo Spot offers Alexa functionality, with a smaller design and the added convenience of a circular screen so that Alexa can show you things.

Users without tech or coding skills can create custom responses to questions.

Once you've done that you can then pick from a variety of templates (aka blueprints) and begin crafting your own responses.

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