Skill Blueprints Lets You Design Your Own Alexa Responses

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The company launched Alexa Skill Blueprints, a series of fill-in-the-blanks templates, that allow anyone to create a custom Alexa Skill in a few minutes. This short tutorial demonstrates creating a family trivia game.

The new interface, which reminds me of IFTTT, offers a bunch of templates to quickly create custom Alexa skills. There you can browse more than 20 Skill Blueprints across four categories including Fun & Games, At Home, Storyteller, and Learning & Knowledge.

Twenty one templates were available on Thursday, and Amazon says that selection will grow. For the example of the Quiz skill, the user must choose how Alexa will introduce the Quiz, greet players, respond to their quiz answers, and respond to a player winning the quiz.




Once you have entered the content, click the "Next: Experience" button at the top right-hand corner of the screen. Amazon hasn't set a limit on how many skills can be created by users, but it has set a limit on where the feature is available as it's now only live for users in the US with no word on when it will expand to other regions.

A week after showcasing Alexa to over 10 thousand local industry members, Amazon has moved to further expand its voice capabilities in Australia, making its latest Echo product available for pre-order. Or, just as you ask Alexa to turn off the lights, now she can show your security camera feed.
The Echo Spot is diminutive in size, but not in power. In addition, these personalized Alexa Skills will just add to the smart home, e-commerce and ecosystem moat that surrounds Amazon's business.

Some examples Amazon presents in a release include a user supplying a specific answer to a basic question like "Alexa, who is the best mom in the world?" You can even create custom burns (or, conversely, compliments) for friends and family. You'll also be able to enable, disable and delete your skills. This will be the name users use to open the skill. When you're finished, the skill will be available on all Alexa-enabled devices with your account; they won't be available to the general public.

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