Once you've designed your voice interaction, you're ready to start building your skill. Alexa is based in the cloud so she’s always getting smarter and customers never have to download updates to your skill.
You can build and host most skills for free with AWS Lambda, which is free for the first one million calls per month. You can also apply for AWS promotional credits if you incur AWS charges related to your skill.
Add voice to your big idea or existing service. Build a custom interaction model and enable customers to call an Uber, order pizza, look up information, and more—all hands-free with voice.
Extend the reach of your existing feeds, and use Alexa to deliver fresh content to your customers via pre-recorded audio clips or text-to-speech (TTS) updates.
Build experiences that allow your customers to easily find and consume video content on devices without invoking a specific skill.
Enable customers to manage their shopping and to-do lists, or create their own lists for any purpose or occasion.
Build skills that enable hands-free control of nearly any feature on any smart device—including lights, thermostats, cameras, smart TVs, and more.
Control and receive input from Echo Buttons to create first-to-respond and multiple choice games, sequence puzzles, and more.
Use the ASK Developer Console in your browser to help you create, manage, test, and publish skills. You can also access analytics showing customer use.
Access developer console functions from the command line and programmatically with the ASK Command-Line Interface (ASK CLI) and ASK Skill Management API (SMAPI).
If you use Visual Studio Code, take advantage of the ASK Toolkit to access CLI functions and see the results in an integrated terminal.
Sell premium content to enrich your Alexa skill experience. Examples include such as game products, unlocked features and content, and more.
Amazon Pay for Alexa Skills
Alexa offers a new sales channel for brands and merchants who want to sell physical goods and services.
Alexa Developer Rewards
Make money for eligible skills that drive some of the highest customer engagement in eligible skill categories.
Whatever your level or experience, you can get started quickly using one of our tutorials.
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Visit our forums to get inspired, ask and answer questions, and join our Alexa developer community.
Adding visual elements and touch can make your voice-first experiences even more delightful, engaging, and easy to use. Design, build, and deploy visually rich experiences to tens of millions of Alexa devices with screens. Use the Alexa Presentation Language to create voice-first, visual Alexa skills that adapt to different device types, including Echo Show, Echo Spot, Fire TV, Fire Tablet, and more. Apply for the preview.
Test your Alexa skill using the Test Simulator. Simply input text or use voice to interact with your skill.
Test your skill using Echosim, an online community tool which simulates the experience of an Amazon Echo.