Amazon has announced that Alexa users in the United States can now create their own custom Alexa Skills using Alexa Skills Blueprints. Users can take simple templates to build their own trivia games, personalised stories, custom responses, and even leave instructions for a baby sitter. Those are just some of the skills available but there are more than twenty blueprints across four categories to pick from.
Discussing the news, Steve Rabuchin, VP of Amazon Alexa, said:
“Alexa Skill Blueprints is an entirely new way for you to teach Alexa personalized skills just for you and your family. 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.”
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. Each blueprint comes with pre-filled content but you can change which ever parts that you’d like. Once you’ve finished customising the skill it will be available on all of your Alexa-enabled devices associated with you account.
Leave a comment below if you find any useful or creative applications leveraging these new blueprints.