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March 27, 2018Shiraz Datta
Today, we are excited to announce the general availability of the new Alexa Skills Kit developer console, providing a streamlined experience to help you create, manage, and publish all Alexa skills. With this announcement, the new console becomes the default home for all Alexa developer accounts, replacing the old console experience. In addition to complete parity to the old console, the new Alexa developer console offers a refreshed user interface and new functionalities, making it easier than ever to manage the entire lifecycle of your Alexa skill. With the updated navigation, you easily organize your skill tasks into the build, test, launch, and measure phases.
We were excited to see so many of you engage with the public beta of the console and based on your feedback, we are adding even more features to enhance your development experience in a single integrated environment. The console uses English by default, but now also supports the Japanese language.
To help you access your skills quickly within the console, we have added the Your Skills link on the top navigation. You can now easily copy the skill ID from the Skill List page or via Endpoint on the Build page, as shown below:
You can learn more about the new console in our technical documentation, or watch the overview video below. If you have been using the old console to manage skills, reference this guide on how to find the same features in the new console.
You can use the new developer console to develop a new skill or to edit your existing skills. As we continue to add new features, we look forward to your feedback on the new console and features you would like us to add. You can submit your feedback via the feedback forum link in the console or by clicking here and choosing the “Alexa Developer Console” category.