Today, we are happy to announce the winners of the Amazon Alexa Skills Challenge on DevPost.com. Judging this contest was not easy. There was an incredible selection of awe-inspiring skills. We saw everything from an
Alexa-powered beer robot
to a skill that shares
. We want to thank each of the 4,542 people who participated in the challenge. Your custom Alexa skills were innovative and inspiring.
Winners of the Amazon Alexa Skills Challenge
Smart Elephant never forgets! This custom skill uses Alexa to send timed reminders to your mobile phone. For example, ask Alexa to tell Smart Elephant that you need to walk the dog in an hour (or at a specific time, on a specific date, or even something as general as “tomorrow”). At the specified time, Smart Elephant will text you back with your reminder.
Cute and clever: Tiny Fox is an augmented reality application that works with your mobile device. After setup, this Alexa skill lets you interact with an adorable virtual fox who will appear around your Echo.
Best Skill Built by a Student: AutoPoker by Noah Katz
Play cards with your buds—without the cards. AutoPoker turns Alexa into the dealer for your Texas Hold'em-style poker game. Players enter a game on AutoPoker.net, and Alexa deals the cards to each device.
Popular Choice: Trip Planner by Parveen Gowda IV and Arun Parthasarathy
The DevPost community voted for Trip Planner to win the Popular Choice award. This Alexa skill guides your next day trip to a new city. Launch the skill, state your city, and Alexa will set up a complete itinerary to visit spots that will give you the best experience of the city.
See More Great Alexa Skills at DevPost
These weren’t the only great Alexa skills entered into the contest. To see all the finalists and browse the gallery, visit
. And stay tuned for more contests in the near future.
Build a Skill, Get an Echo Dot
Developers have built more than 15,000 skills with the Alexa Skills Kit. Explore the stories behind some of these innovations, then start building your own skill. If you’re serious about getting into building voice UIs, we’d like to help you explore. If you publish a skill in June, we’ll send you an Echo Dot so you can experiment and daydream.