Alexa is Amazon’s voice service and the brain behind tens of millions of devices like the Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, and Echo Show. Alexa provides capabilities, or skills, that enable customers to create a more personalized experience. There are now tens of thousands of skills from companies like Starbucks, Uber, and Capital One as well as other innovative designers and developers.
The Alexa Skills Kit (ASK) is a collection of self-service APIs, tools, documentation, and code samples that makes it fast and easy for you to add skills to Alexa. ASK enables designers, developers, and brands to build engaging skills and reach customers through tens of millions of Alexa-enabled devices. With ASK, you can leverage Amazon’s knowledge and pioneering work in the field of voice design.
Build quickly, easily, and for free with AWS Lambda, which is free for the first one million calls per month. Once you publish your skill, you can apply to receive AWS promotional credits to be put toward your skill.
Get to know the Alexa Skills Kit and learn how you can add voice to your big idea.
Learn how to design for voice and start sketching out your skill's interaction.
Build your skill in the cloud with our toolkit, no coding knowledge required.
The new Alexa Skill Kits developer console (beta) makes navigation easier with a more integrated user interface.
Our two new features, in-skill purchasing and Amazon Pay, are available in developer preview.
You can now build skills that help organizations and employees use Alexa to get more done in less time.