Build a Skill, Earn Perks like the Sony PlayStation 4

Are you a developer or designer in India? This November, bring your big idea to life with Alexa and earn perks through our incentive program.

November Festive Offer Benefits for Indian Developers:
  • Publish one Alexa skill to the Alexa India Skill Store this month and get a free, limited-edition Alexa developer t-shirt. All skill types are eligible for this promotion. You can use our templates to get started quickly, and then build the skill of your dreams.
  • Publish three or more Alexa skills to the Alexa India Skill Store this month. If each of the three skills you published receive at least 50 unique users within the first 30 days of publication by Amazon (including users from across the globe), you automatically earn an Echo Dot* in addition to the limited-edition Alexa developer t-shirt.

     

*To become eligible for the November Festive Offer Benefits, you need to submit any one skill from all the skills you may have published in November. You do not need to make multiple skill submissions through the incentive application form to become eligible for the Echo Dot incentive.

 

November Add-On Offer Benefits for Indian Developers**:
  • If more than 300 unique customers enable and use your skill in the first 30 days of publication, and your skill is rated at least 4 stars with 5 or more reviewers on the Alexa India Skill Store as on 31 Dec, 2018, you will be eligible to receive one Bose SoundSport Wireless Headphones.
  • If more than 500 unique customers enable and use your skill in the first 30 days of publication, and your skill is rated at least 4 stars with 5 or more reviewers on the Alexa India Skill Store as on 31 Dec, 2018, you will be eligible to receive one Sony PlayStation 4.

 

**The same skill which you submit for the November Festive Offer Benefits will be considered for the November Add-On Offer Benefits. If you submit multiple skills through the India incentive form, we will only consider the last skill submission for November Add-On Offer Benefits.

 

And There’s More (Alexa Super Skills Collectible Offer***)

Developers who publish 3 or more skills on the Alexa India Skill Store between 1 October, 2018 and 30 November, 2018 automatically qualify for another surprise swag - an exclusive Alexa Super Skills Collectible.

 

***You do not need to make multiple skill submissions through the November incentive application form to become eligible for the Alexa Super Skills Collectible Offer. If you have submitted one skill for the November Festive Offer Benefits, you will automatically be considered for the Alexa Super Skills Collectible Offer.

 

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To be eligible for the November festive and Add-On offer benefits, you must fill out the form below. See full terms and conditions below. Check back next month for more perks.

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If you’re not in India, check out our other promotions in US, Canada, UK, Germany, Japan, France, Italy, Spain, and Australia to see if your country/region of residence is covered by those promotions. Please note: you may only apply to one Alexa developer promotion in one geography in the country/region you reside in.

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Terms and Conditions

  • The November Festive Offer, November Add-On Offer and the Alexa Super Skills Collectible Offer are brought to you by Amazon Seller Services Private Limited (“Amazon”).

 

November Incentive Offer
  • The November Incentive Offer includes the November Festive Offer and the November Add-On Offer.
  • The November Incentive Offer is available to developers who publish a skill on the Amazon.in Alexa Skill Store (“Store”) between November 1, 2018 at 12:01 am (IST) and November 30, 2018 at 11:59 pm (IST) both days inclusive (the “Incentive Offer Period”).
  • Under the November Incentive Offer, the November Festive Offer benefits (“Festive Offer Benefits”) are given as follows as applicable:
    • developers who publish one Alexa skill on the Store during the Incentive Offer Period and otherwise comply with the terms of the Offer are eligible to receive an Alexa developer t-shirt, while supplies last; and
    • developers who publish three or more Alexa skills on the Store during the Incentive Offer Period and provided that each of the published skills receive at least 50 unique users within the first 30 days of publication by Amazon on the Store are eligible to receive an Echo Dot, while supplies last.
  • Under the November Incentive Offer, the November Add-On Offer benefits (“Add-On Offer Benefits”) are given as follows as applicable:
    • developers that (i) have their skill published during the Incentive Offer Period; (ii) have their skill used by at least 300 unique users within the first 30 days of publication by Amazon on the Store; and (iii) have their skill rated at least 4 stars with 5 or more reviewers on the Alexa India Skill Store as on 31 Dec, 2018 will be eligible to receive one Bose SoundSport Wireless Headphones along with the applicable Festive Offer Benefit, while supplies last. An Amazon gift card of equivalent value will be provided to the developer where Bose SoundSport Wireless Headphones are out of stock.
    • developers that (i) have their skill published during the November Incentive Offer Period; (ii)have their skill used by at least 500 unique users within the first 30 days of publication by Amazon on the Store and (iii) have their skill rated at least 4 stars with 5 or more reviewers on the Alexa India Skill Store as on 31 Dec, 2018, will be eligible to receive a Sony PlayStation 4 500GB Slim Console along with the applicable Festive Offer Benefit, while supplies last. An Amazon gift card of equivalent value will be provided to the developer where Sony PlayStation 4 500GB Slim Console is out of stock.
    • The Add-On Offer benefits are limited to one per person, per skill ID, developer account, or physical address.
    • Amazon does not guarantee the performance, quality or functionality of the Add-On Offer Benefits. Amazon specifically disclaims any and all liability arising out of any direct or indirect damage or loss caused as a result of use, non-performance, quality, and any other causes relating to or arising out of the Add-On Offer Benefits.
  • The November Incentive Offer is only applicable to the primary owner of the developer account.
  • Each participating developer is eligible to receive the applicable November Festive Offer Benefit, and in addition, a participating developer is eligible to receive one Add-On Offer Benefit only, as applicable.
  • Only the last submitted application for incentives by a developer will be considered for the November Incentive Offer Benefit.
  • The November Incentive Offer Benefits will be provided to eligible developers by 15 Jan, 2019.

 

Alexa Super Skills Collectible Offer
  • The Alexa Super Skills Collectible Offer benefits (“Collectible Offer Benefits”) are given as follows as applicable:
    • developers who publish three or more new Alexa skills on the India Store between 1 October, 2018 and 30 November, 2018 (both days included) (“Collectible Offer Period”) and otherwise comply with the terms of the Collectible Offer are eligible to receive a surprise Alexa Super Skill Collectible, while supplies last;
  • The Collectible Offer benefits are limited to one per person, per skill ID, developer account, or physical address and is only applicable to the primary owner of the developer account.

 

Additional Offer Terms
  • These additional offer terms (“Offer Terms”) apply to all Skills submitted under the November Incentive Offer and the Alexa Super Skills Collectible Offer (“Offers”) during the November Incentive Offer Period and the Collectible Offer Period (together, “Offer Period”).
  • The submission must be a new, live, functioning Alexa skill on the Alexa India Skill Store, not previously published on the Store.
  • Only skills built using the Amazon developer portal will be considered for November incentives. Skills built using third party tools will not be eligible for the Offers.
  • Offer good while supplies last.
  • Developers who submit their skill for multiple Alexa promotions, challenges or events are not eligible for this Offer.
  • Developers must complete this form with valid entries to qualify for the Offer.
  • Developers must have an account on the Amazon Apps & Games Developer Portal and accept the App Distribution and Services Agreement to be eligible for the Offer.
  • The skill must be submitted through the developer portal, must comply with our Certification Guidelines and Submission Checklist, and must be approved by Amazon for publication. Please access this link to view the Certification Guidelines. Developers should ensure their skills are in compliance with all applicable laws. Developers are solely responsible for the content of their skills and warrant that none of the content is or will be defamatory, libelous, obscene, or otherwise illegal, and it does not and will not invade or infringe upon any right of privacy or publicity of any person or entity, or infringe upon any patent, trademark, service mark, trade secret, copyright, or other intellectual property right, including author’s rights and moral rights.
  • Offer limited to one applicable Offer Benefit per person, per skill ID, developer account, or physical address. Offer is only applicable to the primary owner of the developer account.
  • Offer may not be combined with other offers.
  • Amazon reserves the right to modify or cancel the Offer or these Offer Terms at any time.
  • Offer Benefits are non-transferable and cannot be resold or redeemed for cash.
  • This Offer is only available to residents of India.
  • Employees of Amazon or its affiliates are not eligible to participate.
  • If you violate any of these terms, the App Distribution and Services Agreement or any of our Program Policies, the offer will be invalid.
  • Void where prohibited.

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

November Festive Offer Benefits:

Q: Do I need to submit the form three times with three skills to become eligible for the Echo Dot incentive?

A: You only need to submit any one skill from all the skills you may have published in November. Once you have submitted the incentive form for the November Festive Offer Benefits, we will automatically consider you for the Echo Dot incentive. Based on your vendor ID, we will review the other two (or more) skills you have published in the month of November and email you with your eligibility for an Echo Dot. Note that all the skills should be live on Alexa India Skill Store before the end of November (Nov 30th, 2018). If you make multiple submissions, we will only review your last skill submission made through the incentive form.

Q: How many T-shirts will I get for publishing skills in November ?

A: Every developer is eligible to get only one t-shirt provided the incentive Terms and Conditions have been met.

Q: I published multiple skills and submitted all these skills for the monthly incentive via the above form. Which skill submission will you review?

A: You only need to submit any one skill of the three you may have published in the month of November through the incentive application form. In case you have submitted multiple entries through the incentive form, we will only review your last skill submission to determine eligibility for the November Festive Offer benefits.

Q: I published multiple skills in November. Which skills will you consider for the Echo Dot Incentive?

A: Through the incentive application form you only need to submit any one skill of the three or more you may have published in the month of November. We will consider all skills you have published in November and if any three skills have 50 or more unique users per skill within the first 30 days of publication by Amazon on the Store you will be eligible for an Echo Dot.

Q: I have published five skills in November and 2 skills have received 50 unique users each. Will I get an Echo Dot?

A: To be eligible for the Echo Dot incentive, you will need to have three skills with 50 unique users per skill within 30 days of publishing on the Alexa India Skill Store.

Q: Will you count unique users of my skill across all Alexa skill stores or is it only on the Alexa India Skill Store?

A: The count of unique users acquired across all skill stores will be considered for the Echo Dot incentive. However you skill has to be live on the Alexa India Skill Store to be considered for the Echo Dot Incentive.

November Add-On Offer Benefits:

Q: I have submitted three skills for developer incentives through the incentive form. Which skill will you consider for the November Add-On Benefits?

A: You only need to submit one skill for the November Festive Offer benefits. The same skill will be considered for the November Add-On Offer Benefits. If you have submitted multiple skills through the India incentive form, we will only review the last skill submission for November Add-On Offer Benefits.

Q: I have published three skills that makes me eligible for the Echo Dot. I have also applied for the November incentive with the first skill I published. Will I get the Add-On Offer Benefits if any one of the other skills I published in November (but not applied through the incentive form) gets the required number of unique users?

A: You are required to submit one skill through the incentive application form to become eligible for November Incentives. The skill you submit through the November Incentive form will be considered for the November Add-On Benefits. Any other skills you have published to the store will not be considered for Add-On Benefits. If you have already applied for incentives with multiple skill IDs, only the last skill ID application during the incentive period will be considered for evaluation.

Q: Will you consider unique customers using my skill from other Alexa skill stores besides India for the Add-On Offer Benefits or do they have to be from India?

A: Yes, we will review the number of customers using your skill across the globe for the Add-On Benefit evaluation. However, the skill has to be live on the India store to be eligible for incentives.

Q: How will you identify the rating of my skill (especially when I have published the skill across multiple Alexa skill stores) for becoming eligible for the November Add-On incentive?

A: Your skill should be live on the Alexa India Skill Store by the end of the offer period. Your skill will be considered for the November Add-On incentives provided the skill is rated 4 stars or above by at least 5 reviewers on the Alexa India Skill Store as on 31 Dec, 2018.

Q: If my skill has 500+ unique global users in 30 days on the store and is rated 4.5 stars on the US Alexa Skill Store but 3.5 stars on the Alexa India Skill store, will I be eligible for the Sony PlayStation 4 Incentive?

A: No, you will not be eligible for the Sony PlayStation 4 Incentive. Your skill should be live on the Alexa India Skill Store by the end of the offer period and should be rated 4 stars or above by at least 5 reviewers on the Alexa India Skill Store as on 31 Dec, 2018, to be eligible for the Sony PlayStation 4 Incentive.

Q: Do I have to wait for my skill to get 500 users and 4 star rating on the Alexa India Skill Store before submitting the incentive application form?

A: No. You can submit the incentive application form after your skill is published on the Alexa India Skill Store. You need not wait for your skill to receive 500 unique users to submit the incentive application form.

Q: If my skill gets 500+ unique users in 30 days on the skill store, will I get both the Bose headphone and Sony PlayStation 4?

A: No. Developers are eligible for either one of the Add-On Offer benefits based on the number of unique users their skill has received in 30 days on the Alexa Skill Store.

November Alexa Super Skill Collectible Offer:

Q: What is the Alexa Super Skills Collectible?

A: It is a surprise limited edition Alexa developer collectible with Alexa branding on it. Publish three new skills and we will delight you with the surprise collectible.

Q: If I publish six skills – 3 in October and 3 in November, will I receive two Alexa Super Skill Collectibles?

A: The Alexa Super Skill Collectible offer is valid from 1 October, 2018 to 30 November, 2018. During this period, if you have published three or more skills to the Alexa Store, you will be eligible for the Alexa Super Skill Collectible. Every developer will only be eligible for one Alexa Super Skill Collectible.

Q: Do I have to apply three times through the incentive application form for each of the 3 skills I have published?

A: No. You only need to submit one skill for the developer t-shirt incentive. Once you have filled the incentive form for the t-shirt incentive, we will automatically consider you for the Alexa Super Skill Collectible Offer. We will review all the skills you have published in the offer time frame at the backend and confirm your eligibility for an Alexa Super Skills Collectible.

Q: If I publish three skills in November will I be eligible for the Echo Dot as well as the Alexa Super Skill Collectible?

A: Yes. If you have three new live skills in November you will be eligible for both Echo Dot as well as the Super Skill Collectible. Should you be eligible, we will send you the Super Skill Collectible by 31 Dec, 2018.

General Questions:

Q: Can I submit my skill name instead of my skill ID?

A: Incomplete submissions will be marked as invalid. You must include the amzn1 at the front of your skill ID and it must be copied exactly as shown in your Amazon Developer Console account (it is case sensitive).

Q: How do I find my skill ID?

A: You can find your Skill ID by logging into developer.amazon.com and navigating to Amazon Developer Console > Alexa Skills Kit > View Skill ID. The Skill ID is unique and typically starts with amzn1.ask.skill or amzn1.echo-sdk-ams.app.

Q: Do I have to wait for my skill to go live before I can submit for the promotions?

A: Yes. Your skill must be published to the Alexa India Skill Store prior to submitting for promotion or it will be invalid. Once your skill goes live, you could submit your skill for the promotion again to be considered.

Q: I have published a skill but it is only available on the US Alexa Skill Store. How do I get it published on the Alexa India Skill Store?

A: The default language model while creating a new skill is ‘English (US)’. If you have not chosen ‘English (IN)’ at the time of skill creation, you can add it as a new language model to your skill by going to Language Settings -> Add new language -> English (IN). You will then need to have the skill interaction model created for the ‘English (IN)’ language model.

Q: I built a skill with a few of my friends. Can we all apply for the promotion using the same skill ID?

A: No. Each skill ID may be used once. The Offer benefits are limited to one per person, per skill ID, developer account, or physical address.

Q: I have built a skill using a third party tool and applied for the incentive with the same. Will I be eligible for the incentive?

A: Only skills built using the Amazon developer portal will be considered for November incentives. Skills built using third party tools will not be eligible for November Incentives.

Q: I published my skill to the Alexa India Skill Store, but I live in another country. Can I still apply to the India promotion?

A: No. Developer location on the Company Profile page in the Amazon Developer Console is the determining source for eligibility. You must reside in the India to qualify.

Q: How do I know how many users I had in a particular time frame?

A: You could find your engagement metrics in the Amazon Developer Console by clicking on analytics and selecting the custom range button.

Q: What happens if I submit multiple times to the same promotion?

A: We will review only your last submission during the offer period.

Q: Do I have to publish the skill to the Alexa India Skill Store?

A: Yes, your skill should be live on the Alexa India Skill Store to become eligible for incentives. However, we encourage you to also publish your skills to other Skill Stores as well to allow customers across the globe to use your skill.

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