Alexa Skill Blueprints Allow You To Make Your Own Alexa Skills

Posted: Apr 19 2018, 8:47am CDT | by , in News | Technology News

 
Alexa Skill Blueprints Allow You to Make Your Own Alexa Skills

Amazon announces Alexa Skill Blueprints.

You do not need to know how to code to make an Alexa Skill with the new Alexa Skill Blueprints. Using a set of easy-to-use templates you or even your kids can create customized experiences for your Alexa within minutes just by filling in the blanks.

Whether it’s your own answer to the question “Alexa, who is the best mom in the world?” or a skill that offers helpful information for the babysitter, “Alexa, open My Sitter,” Alexa Skill Blueprints allow you to build experiences into Alexa that are personalized to you and help make Alexa even more useful around your home. The skills you create are specially designed for you and your family, and will only appear on the devices registered to your Amazon account.

“Alexa Skill Blueprints is an entirely new way for you to teach Alexa personalized skills just for you and your family,” said Steve Rabuchin, Vice President, Amazon Alexa. “You don’t need experience building skills or coding to get started—my family created our own jokes skill in a matter of minutes, and it’s been a blast to interact with Alexa in a totally new and personal way.”

The new DIY Alexa tools make Amazon's voice assistant even more attractive. Amazon offers right now deals on the major Alexa devices including Echo Dot, Echo, Echo Tap and Echo Spot. Find all current deals on Echo devices on amazon.com.

How to use Alexa Skill Blueprints:

1. Select your blueprint template by visiting the Alexa Skill Blueprints website: blueprints.amazon.com. There you can browse more than 20 Skill Blueprints across four categories including Fun & Games, At Home, Storyteller, and Learning & Knowledge.

2. Unleash your creativity. Each blueprint comes with pre-filled content that can be used as-is or customized as you like.

3. With just one click your skill will be available on all Alexa-enabled devices associated with your Amazon account.

There is no limit to the number of skills you can create. Need to add even more hilarious jokes to the “Dad’s Jokes” skill? No problem, editing is just as simple using the Alexa Skill Blueprints website.

See below the list of available Alexa Blueprints:

Alexa Skill Blueprints available at launch include:

At Home

Custom Q&A: Customize responses to your questions

Houseguest: Make your guests feel at home with quick access to important info

Babysitter: Help your sitter find things, remember steps and get important info

Pet Sitter: Help your pet sitter care for your favorite animal

Fun & Games

Family Jokes: Create a list of your favorite jokes for when you need a laugh

Trivia: Create your own multiple choice trivia game on any topic

Inspirations: Curate a list of your favorite inspirational quotes

Family Trivia: Play together and brush up on family history

Bachelorette Party: Play to find out how well the bride’s friends know her

Birthday Trivia: Play to see who knows the birthday girl or boy best

Burns: Roast your friends and family with lighthearted burns

Compliments: Flatter your favorites with a list of custom compliments

Double Trouble: Find out which couple knows each other best with this customizable game

First Letter: Play a game of categories starting with a certain letter

Storyteller

Adventure: Write an adventure story where your child is the hero

Fairy Tale: Customize an interactive prince and princess-themed tale

Sci-Fi: Create an interactive story with a far-out theme

Fable: Create a short narrative with a moral of the story

Learning & Knowledge

Flash Cards: Study, test yourself, and master any subject by voice

Facts: Keep a list of facts on your favorite topic, all in one place

Quiz: Challenge yourself and others with a customizable quiz

Alexa Skill Blueprints is available now on the Alexa Blueprints site for customers in the US.

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