We launched the Alexa Skills Contest on Hackster.io in April. Two months later and we’ve reached the successful close of this developer contest. With 760 contestants and 100 published Alexa skill projects, innovative developers showed us how to use voice to remotely turn on a car, track the International Space Station, and more.
The best part is that each project’s instructions and source code are available on Hackster.io. Check out all the project submissions and see how contest participants used the Alexa Skills Kit to enable voice experiences in everyday connected lives.
Winning Hackster.io Projects
First, thanks to all the participants in this contest. The high quality of submissions made selecting winners a difficult decision. Contest submissions were scored on a variety of variables, including creativity, documentation, media quality, skill publication in the Alexa app, and more. Here are the top three winners and some honorable mentions.
An Alexa skill that helps you become an expert at Morse code. Encode any name and learn from among more than 2500 codes.
An entertaining, easy-to-understand game that uses voice interactions to reach beyond the Echo. Bringing families and friends together for a good laugh.
Dodge torpedoes as you hunt submarines in this multi-player interactive game for Alexa.
Who Represents me?
Find out who represents you in Congress and Senate by searching by your zip code.
The Pianist is your personal music assistant. Use it to help tune your instrument and warm up your vocals.
Who doesn’t like pictures of cute animals? Daily Cutiemals will send cute animal pictures straight to your email.
Tracker for ISS
Where is ISS right now? The ISS Tracker Alexa skill will calculate its status as it orbits around the Earth at faster-than-a-bullet speed.
Costa Rica News
Costa Rica news will get you the latest news from Costa Rica, all the information comes from local trusted sources like newspapers.
An Alexa skill that retrieves the current performance of publicly traded stocks using company names.
Alexa Hurricane Center
Get the the latest data on tropical storms or learn more about storms from prior years.
Don’t forget to check out all the great Alexa projects on Hackster.io. It’s a great way to learn how to build your own Alexa skills and get inspired.
Ready to build your own Alexa skill? Build an Alexa skill with Node.js.
June 16, 2016 Update: After we posted the initial list of winners yesterday, it was brought to our attention that the contest rules allowed for additional winners. This blog post has been updated to reflect the additional winners.