In September of last year, we announced that Amazon Echo and Alexa were coming to the UK and Germany. Since the announcement, German customers and developers in the exclusive invite only program have been receiving their devices and German developers have brought hundreds of new skills to Alexa using the Alexa Skills Kit (ASK).
Now that Amazon Echo and Echo Dot devices are available for purchase in Germany, developers can reach even more customers with their Alexa skills.
As a developer, you can teach Alexa new German skills using the Alexa Skills Kit (ASK). ASK is a collection of self-service APIs, tools, documentation and code samples that make it easy to create voice experiences and enable you to get started quickly.
If you would like to create something from scratch, our templates are a great place to start. Or if you already have an English (US) or English (UK) skill, you can add German to it. Check out this post to learn how to create multi-language skills.
Get a free Alexa Developer Hoodie
Developers who publish a German Alexa skill in March can get a free Alexa hoodie. Learn more about how to get your hoodie.
Meet the Team
Learn more about the Alexa Skills Kit and meet the Alexa team at an upcoming event. There are various types of regular events for developers, including webinars, face-to-face workshops, events, and more.
We’re very excited to see what you build. Please keep us posted via Twitter @alexadevs.