Alexa Gadgets is a new category of connected products that enhance voice interactions with compatible Amazon Echo devices. The Gadgets Skill API and the Alexa Gadgets SDK enable developers to build experiences and products that turn a compatible Amazon Echo device into a hub for interactive play.
From games to educational or novelty skills, the Gadgets Skill API offers endless possibilities for creating richer, more interactive experiences with Echo Buttons. The API can interpret up/down Input Events sent from Echo Buttons and also drive the Button’s vibrant 1M color LED. The following interfaces will be made available for Echo Button skill creation:
Developers will also be able to create their own Alexa Gadgets using the Alexa Gadgets SDK. The SDK will offer a growing list of capabilities for Alexa Gadgets, such as controlling motors and lights, reacting to notifications sent from a compatible Echo device, and synchronizing Alexa Gadget behaviors to audio or TTS output. Make sure to get notified when the SDK becomes available.