Are you a developer or designer in India? Bring your big idea to life with Alexa and earn perks through our incentive program by submitting your skill using the submission form below.
Publish an Alexa skill to the India Alexa Skills Store between 16 Feb, 2019 and 31 Mar, 2019 and get a free, limited-edition Alexa developer t-shirt. Terms and Conditions apply! You can use our templates to get started quickly, and then build the skill of your dreams.
If you publish a skill on the India Alexa Skills Store between 16 Feb, 2019 and 31 Mar, 2019, you may be eligible for the benefits as described below. Terms and Conditions apply!
Don't have an Amazon Echo device? Test your skill using the Test Simulator for Alexa Skills.
After you publish your skill to the India Alexa Skills Store, don't forget to spread the word about it to increase customer engagement.
To be eligible for this promotion, you must fill out the form below. See full terms and conditions below.
Note: You need to apply for the developer promotion (t-shirt and add-on incentives) in the form below, with only one Alexa skill. If you submit multiple Alexa skills through the form below, the last submitted skill will be considered for the developer promotion.
Log in to the developer portal and start building your new skill today. You can use the Alexa Skills Kit to create skills in multiple languages including English (IN). You can also earn cash rewards by publishing highly engaging skills to the India Alexa Skills Store.
If you’re not in India, check out our other promotions in US, the 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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Q: When submitting my skill through the submission form, can I submit my skill name instead of my skill ID?
A: No, a skill ID is required for your submission to constitute a complete submission. 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 my skill(s) for the promotions?
A: Yes. Your skill must be published to the India Alexa Skills Store prior to applying for promotion or your application will be invalid.
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 India Alexa Skills Store?
A: To publish your skill on the Alexa India store and qualify for this promotion, your skill should necessarily have English (IN) as a language model. 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 and resubmit the skill for certification. For more details, please refer to the documentation on 'how to add a language to an existing skill'. We will consider the skill for the developer promotion provided the skill is live on the India Alexa Skill Store, within the offer period.
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 only once. The Benefit will be sent only to the person listed as the primary owner of the Developer Account associated with the eligible skill, at the physical address associated with the Developer Account.
Q: I published my skill to the India Alexa Skills 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 India to qualify.
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 India Alexa Skills Store?
A: Yes, your skill should be live on the India Alexa Skill Store to be eligible for the Offer. However, we encourage you to publish your Alexa skill to other Skill Stores as well to allow customers across the globe to use your skill.
Q: For the Add-On Offer, will you count unique users of my skill across all Alexa Skill stores or is it only on the India Alexa Skills Store?
A: We will consider all unique users that enable and use your skill on Amazon Echo devices across all Alexa skill stores for the promotion.
Q: Do I have to wait for my skill to get 500 users before submitting the Offer application form?
A: No. You can submit the Offer application form after your skill is published on the India Alexa Skill Store. You need not wait for your skill to receive 500 unique users to submit the Offer application form.
Q: If my skill goes live on the India store on 20 Mar, 2019, how many days will you consider to measure customer engagement of the skill?
A: We will consider customer engagement from the first date of skill publication on the Store (i.e. 20 Mar, 2019 in this case), to the end of the Offer Period at 11:59 PM on 31 Mar, 2019. We recommend you publish your skill at the earliest, in order to allow sufficient time for your skill to be used by Alexa customers. We also encourage you to continue improvising your skill during the offer period, to ensure more customers engage with it. Here are the best practices to improve customer engagement for your skill.
Q: If I republish a skill will you consider unique user count from the date of republish?
A: We will consider customer engagement from the first date of skill publication on the Store, to the end of the Offer Period at 11:59PM on 31 Mar, 2019. You are encouraged to publish new improved versions of the skill during this period, which may help you attract more customers.
Q. Will customers using the skill on the Alexa app (on mobile devices) count towards the unique user count?
A. No, only users who have used your skill on an Amazon Echo device will be considered for the unique user count, to determine your eligibility for the add-on incentive.
Q. If my skill receives more than 750 unique users from customers using the skill on Echo devices within the promotion period, will I be eligible for all three add-on perks - Echo Dot, Bose Headphones and Sony PlayStation 4?
A. No, you will only be eligible for one of the add-on incentives based on the unique user count of your skill as on 31 March, 2019.
Q. When will I know about my eligibility for the t-shirt and add-on offers?
A. We will communicate your eligibility for the t-shirt and add-on incentives by 30 April, 2019. You will receive your incentives by 31 May, 2019. With respect to the add-on promotion we may reach out to you for additional details before shipping out the incentive.